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Directed by F. FIELDING CRAMPTON , Relayed from the Pyramid Theatre, Sale


Directed By: F. Fielding Crampton

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

From the Operas
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Leo Blech : Overture, Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)
Tudor Davies (tenor) : The Legend of Kleinsack (Tales of Hoffmann) (Offenbach) ; Hedwigr Debitzka (soprano) and Roswaenge (tenor): Oh, joy beyond compare (Tales of Hoffmann) (Offenbach)
The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adrian Boult : Bacchanale from Ballet Music (Samson and Delilah) (Saint-Saens)
Margherita Salvi (soprano) : Violetta's Aria (La Traviata) (Verdi); Maria Gentile , Granada, Nessi and Baracchi with Chorus : Brindisi (Drinking Song) (La Traviata) (Verdi)
The B.B.C. Wireless Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by Percy Pitt : Witches' Dance (Le Villi) (Puccini)
Allessandro Valente (tenor) : Recit,
What if 'tis I am chosen, Aria, Heavenly Aida, divine Aida (Aida) (Verdi)
Eva Turner (soprano) : Return Victorious (Aida) (Verdi)
Pertile (tenor), Giannini (soprano),
Inghilleri (baritone) : Finale, Act III, Aida (Verdi)


Tenor: Tudor Davies
Unknown: Hedwigr Debitzka
Conducted By: Adrian Boult
Soprano: Margherita Salvi
Unknown: Maria Gentile
Conducted By: Percy Pitt
Tenor: Allessandro Valente


Directed by Guy Daines


Directed By: Guy Daines

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: An Organ Recital

From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
' House
Thomas Adams , whose Overture in C opens this programme, held various positions as organist at churches in South London in the early part of last
'century. He was a most successful recital organist and was even called the Thalberg of the Organ. He had a great gift of extemporising, but his fame very largely rested on his performances on a strange instrument called the Apollonicon, a combined solo instrument and barrel organ.
Many of its features, such as the detached console and stops to imitate orchestral instruments, appear to have anticipated the modern cinema organ. Dr Charles Wood held the Chair of Music in the University of Cambridge when he died in 1926. He was also Professor of Composition at the Royal College of Music. He wrote a number of works, many of them for chorus and orchestra, which had success He wrote, too, for the organ, and among his compositions is a collection of Irish folk-songs. The best-known of his songs is perhaps his setting of Walt Whitman 's Ethiopia Saluting the Colours'.
Joseph Bonnet , a pupil of Guilmant, and a fine player, has also toured
England as an organ recitahst. He was born in 1884. Felix Alexandre Guilmant was one of the most distinguished organists of the nineteenth century. He gave recitals in Europe and America, touring
England on several occasions.


Unknown: Thalben Ball
Unknown: Thomas Adams
Unknown: Dr Charles Wood
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Joseph Bonnet
Unknown: Felix Alexandre Guilmant




Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Bass: Victor Harding

: ' The Second News'

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: Dance Music

Harry Roy and his Band
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel

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