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: The Northern Studio Orchestra

Directed by John Bridge
Norman Cunliffe (viola)
Selection, The Lilac Domino Cuvillie


Directed By: John Bridge
Viola: Norman Cunliffe

: A Programme of Gramophone Records Vocal and Instrumental

The Budapest String Quartet: Min! uet (Quartet No. 6) (Dittersdorf)
Elena Gerhardt (mezzo-soprano) :
Wohin ? (Whither ?) (Schubert)
Lener String Quartet: Nocturne
(Quartet in D) (Borodin)
Elena Gerhardt : Die Forelle (The
Trout) (Schubert)
Vor dem Fenster (From the Window)
The Budapest String Quartet: Italian
Serenade in G (Hugo Wolf )


Mezzo-Soprano: Elena Gerhardt
Unknown: Elena Gerhardt
Unknown: Hugo Wolf

: An Organ Recital by

From The Concert Hall
Broadcasting House .From 14.00 Scottish Regional will radiate a programme of its own (Details on page 705.)

: All Nationals except Srottish

Directed by Alfred Van Dam
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema


Directed By: Alfred van Dam


The 151st Renewal of the Derby Stakes A Running Commentary by R. C. LYLE Relayed from the Grand Stand, Epsom
Race Course
(Copyright. See notice on page 722)
(National Programme)


Commentary By: R. C. Lyle

: 'The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers


At The Organ of The Regal,


(Section D)
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
CYRIL SMITH (pianoforte)


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: B. Walton O'Donnell
Pianoforte: Cyril Smith

: Act II of Puccini's Opera 'Turandot'

Scene I. Interior of a Pavilion
Scene 2. The Great Hall of the Emperor's Palace at Pekin
TURANDOT, a beautiful Chinese Princess, has sworn to revenge upon the whole race of men an injury once done to an ancestress. Every suitor for her hand is asked three enigmas, and if he fails to answer all three correctly, is put to death. When the opera opens, many have already suffered the penalty, and in the first scene of the second Act, three Ministers of State, weary of all this bloodshed, pray their gods that this curse may be taken from the land. In the second scene, the populace gathers to hear the enigmas put to an unknown Prince, who is the latest suitor. The conditions of the contest are read out by a Mandarin, and then Turandot herself warns the Prince of his danger. One by one he successfully answers the three enigmas, but Turandot, recoiling from him, begs of her father, the Emperor, not to give him her hand. The Prince, enraged by her treatment, propounds an enigma in his turn, ' Tell me my name before dawn ', he asks her, ' and thou shalt have my life as forfeit
An article on Turandot by Constant
Lambert is on page 673.
Cast in order of appearance
Ping 1 (Ministers f ARISTIDE BARACCHI of Sta cf Giuseppe Nessi
Pong } of State) GIUSEPPE NESSI
Pang J LUIGI CILLA The Emperor Altoum... OCTAVE DUA Calaf, The Unknown Prince
A Mandarin... SAMUEL WORTHINGTON Princess Turandot..... ANNE ROSELLE Liu, a young slave..... EIDE NORENA
Producer, Dr. OTTO ERHARDT
Relayed from
The Royal Opera House,
Covcnt Garden


Unknown: Giuseppe Nessi
Unknown: Giuseppe Nessi
Unknown: Armand Tokatyan
Unknown: Samuel Worthington
Unknown: Anne Roselle
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Chorus Master: Robert Ainsworth

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin


HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel


Unknown: Harry Roy

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