Leader, FRANK THOMAS
by ERNEST W. MAYNARD
Relayed from Bath Abbey
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)
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Relayed from The Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry
The Coventry Hippodrome
TREVOR GLYN (tenor)
THE B B C
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
HAROLD GRAY (pianoforte)
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
' Bigger than the Baker's Boy ' from ' Five Children and It', by E. Nesbit , told by MAC
Request Gramophone Records
Summary of the Week's News, by Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
including Weather Forecast
GUSTAVE FERRARI (tenor)
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
' Fifty to One '
A. J. Alan broadcast in the National programme on Wednesday night
Scene: The Interior of a Tavern
Cast in order of appearance
Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bt. Producer, Dr. OTTO ERHARDT
Chorus Master, ROBERT AINSWORTH
The Royal Opera House,
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.
Carmen, cigarette girl and gypsy:
Frasquita her friends:
Mercedes her friends:
Zuniga, a Captain of Dragoons:
Escamillo, the torero:
Remendado, a smuggler:
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.
Weather Forecast and News
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel