'Fun and Laughter' a Variety programme featuring popular
A special' Demented Dialogue ' written by MURIEL LEVY and played by NOEL and HAROLD ROSEMARY
insists on broadcasting her own play
JAMES CROSSLEY (piano accordion)
Imitations by DAVID SOUTHWOOD
JACK HARDY and his TRIO
The programme will be commered by Auntie MURIEL
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by AYLMER BUESST
Solo pianoforte, VIVIAN LANGRISH
William Alwyn was born at Northampton in 1905 and studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he is now a Professor of Composition. His Piano Concerto was composed in 1929, and was first performed at Bournemouth with Clifford Curzon as soloist. Although in one Continuous movement, the music is divided into four distinct sections. After a vigorous orchestral introduction the principal theme is announced on the piano. All the thematic material used is derived from this one rhythmic theme, which achieves a final transformation in the quiet coda.
' That Life a Hundred Years Ago is Preferable to Life a Hundred Years
Proposer, A. G. STREET Opposer, GERALD HEARD
Chairman, J. A. SCOTT WATSON
,That Arthur Street, ' the countryman ' and author of ' Farmer's Glory ', is proposing this motion must be understandable to his legion of listeners, for he loathes the hurry of modern life, and he must imagine life a hundred years hence as a hundred-mile-an-hour nightmare. True, he uses petrol on his farm in Wiltshire and his cows there are electrically milked, but that is expediency. His heart is in the flower-scented dawdling days of years gone by..... But Gerald Heard , with his equal legion of admirers, is with today and tomorrow. There should be a keen debate presided over with strict impartiality, though there is a farmer in the chair.
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