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: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, FRANK THOMAS

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas

: An Organ Recital

by ERNEST W. MAYNARD
Relayed from Bath Abbey

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest W. Maynard

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Parsifal, Act II (Wagner)—Klingsor's Magic Garden and The Flower Maidens' Scene
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Stokowski, with Chorus from Curtis Institute of Music, Sylvan Lenin (pianoforte) : Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Op. 60 (Scriabin)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Richard Strauss : Tone Poem, Don Juan , Op. 20 (Strauss)

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Coates
Pianoforte: Sylvan Lenin
Conducted By: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Don Juan

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Relayed from The Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry

Contributors

Musicians: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Shadwell

: THE RALPH ELMAN SEXTET

TREVOR GLYN (tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Trevor Glyn

: A Symphony Concert

THE B B C
MIDLAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
HAROLD GRAY (pianoforte)

Contributors

Conducted By: H. Foster Clark
Pianoforte: Harold Gray

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Capet String Quartet (Capet,
Hewitt, Benoit, Delobelle) : Scherzo (Quartet in A minor, Op. 41, No. i) (Schumann)
The Lener String Quartet (Lener,
Smilovits, Roth, Hartman) : Quartet in F, Op. 96 (The Nigger) (Dvorak)-1. Allegro ma non troppo ; 2. Lento ; 3. Molto vivace; 4. Finale: Vivace ma non troppo

: The Children's Hour

' Bigger than the Baker's Boy ' from ' Five Children and It', by E. Nesbit , told by MAC
Request Gramophone Records

Contributors

Unknown: E. Nesbit

: ' Here and There ', A

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

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: Reginald King and his Orchestra

GUSTAVE FERRARI (tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Gustave Ferrari

: THE ISLE OF MAY

A Bird's-eye View of an Outpost being the first comprehensive effort to broadcast from a remote island lighthouse
A note on this broadcast appears on page 68
(From Scottish)

: A. J. ALAN

' Fifty to One '
A. J. Alan broadcast in the National programme on Wednesday night

Contributors

Unknown: J. Alan

: Act II of Bizet's Opera 'Carmen'

Scene: The Interior of a Tavern
Cast in order of appearance
Conductor,
Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bt. Producer, Dr. OTTO ERHARDT
Chorus Master, ROBERT AINSWORTH
Relayed from
The Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
The inn is on the outskirt of Seville, a haunt of the smugglers to whose band Carmen belongs. It is evening, and revelry is the mood of all there-soldiers, gypsies, and townsfolk. Soon they are joined by Escamillo, bull-fighter and idol of Seville ; they toast him, and in response he sings his Toreador song. He and Carmen are obviously fascinated by one another.
The inn is closed for the night, but Carmen still expects Jose, the handsome soldier whom she beguiled inro freeing her a month before ; she was under arrest in his charge, for having stabbed a fellow cigarette maker. His voice is heard, and she admits him, dancing for him as she had promised she would do if he came to seek her there.
Trumpet-tones, blending with the music of her dance, sound his recall to barracks, and Carmen taunts him with his devotion to duty rather than to her. His reply is the Flower Song- Taking from his breast the bloom which once she thre\v him, he tells her how he languished in prison for her sake-his punishment for letting her escape-dreaming always of her witchery.
A knocking on the gate breaks in on the end of his song, and his officer enters ; he, too, is enslaved by Carmen's charm. He orders Jose off, and in a moment of mad jealousy the soldier draws his sword ; the clash of weapons brings the smugglers in a rush, to disarm and make captives of them both, officer and trooper.

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Chorus Master: Robert Ainsworth
Carmen, cigarette girl and gypsy: Conchita Supervia
Frasquita her friends: Stella Andreva
Mercedes her friends: Marinette Fenoyer
Zuniga, a Captain of Dragoons: André Balbo
Escamillo, the torero: José Beckmans
Remendado, a smuggler: Rene Herent

: A Pianoforte Recital

by ARTHUR ALEXANDER
A Fairy Tale Recital
Pianist and composer, Arthur Alexander was born at Dunedin, New Zealand, forty-four years ago. He came to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was a pupil of Tobias Matthay 's, and has in turn taught a number of already well-known pianists of the younger generation-for example, Helen Perkin. Mr. Alexander's compositions include a string quartet and numerous songs.

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Alexander
Unknown: Arthur Alexander
Unknown: Tobias Matthay
Unknown: Helen Perkin.

: NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast and News
DANCE MUSIC

: HARRY ROY AND his BAND

Relayed from The May Fair Hotel








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