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: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, FRANK THOMAS

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas

: An Organ Recital

by DOM GREGORY MURRAY
Relayed from Downside Abbey

Contributors

Unknown: Dom Gregory Murray

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Members of The Lener Quartet with Claude Hobday (double bass), Charles Draper (clarinet), E. W. Hinchcliffe (bassoon), Aubrey Brain (French horn): Septet in E flat, Op. 20 (Beethoven)

Contributors

Unknown: Claude Hobday
Clarinet: Charles Draper
Clarinet: E. W. Hinchcliffe

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Relayed from The Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell

: THE B.B.C.

MIDLAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Though written in 1907-8, only two or three years before ' The Fire Bird ', Stravinsky's First Symphony in E flat was a student work. It shows strong traces of the influence of Stravinsky's teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov, and still stronger traces of Glazunov's. For all that, the work is full of charm, colourful and straightforwardly melodious-convincing disproof of the assertion that ' Stravinsky doesn't write tunes because he can't'.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: The Children's Hour

' Java Ho ! ' (No. 19), ' The Sea Once More', a serial adventure story by Johan Fabricius , told by IVAN SAMSON
Request Gramophone Records

Contributors

Story By: Johan Fabricius
Told By: Ivan Samson

: Here and There,'

a summary of the Week's News, by Commander
STEPHEN KING-HALL

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen King-Hall

: The First News

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section D)
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
Balakirev is a composer who has received something less than justice from the musical world, even in his native Russia. The mentor of the famous ' mighty handful '-Borodin, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov-he was at least as gifted as they, but owing to his peculiar temperament he wasted a great part of his life without developing his powers to anything like their full. Alternately indolent and fierily energetic, he would begin a work and then drop it, perhaps for a number of years, perhaps for ever. The composition of this particularly long symphonic .poem, ' 'Tamara', was thus spread over a period of some fifteen years. ' Tamara ' is based on a poem of that name by Lermontov, the ' Russian Byron'. It tells of a rocky castle perched on a crag high above a rushing river. The murmur of the river is portrayed at the beginning. The mistress of the castle, the Princess Tamara, has enticed a young traveller into her hall and they, spend the evening in feasting and dancing. But Tamara tires quickly of her lover. At the height of the revelry she stabs him and has his body thrown into the river.

Contributors

Conductor: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: B.B.C. Chamber Concerts-6

The last concert of the fourth series
To be given before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House
HARRIET COHEN
(pianoforte)
THE BROSA STRING QUARTET:
Antonio Brosa (violin); Norman Chappie (violin); Leonard Rubens (viola); Livio Mannucci (violoncello)
The unbroadcast portion of this concert consists of Dcbussy's String Quartet. Tickets may be obtained from [address removed] ; telephone [number removed], and the usual agents. (Prices 2S. to 10s., including entertainments tax.)

Contributors

Violin: Antonio Brosa
Violin: Norman Chappie
Violin: Leonard Rubens
Viola: Livio Mannucci

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News
DANCE MUSIC

: HARRY Roy AND HIS BAND

Relayed from The May Fair Hotel








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