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: THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

This is the incidental music to a Finnish drama called Kuolema, or in English, Death. The stage picture it accompanies is of a dying woman to whom music and dancers appear in a vision. She joins them, sinks back exhausted, joins them again and dances wildly until at the height of the ghostly dance a knocking is heard and Death is seen standing at the open door.
The Golden Toy, which had a long run at the Coliseum not long ago, was remarkable in at least one sense, for the whole of the music was taken from compositions of Robert Schumann. This legitimate plagiarism was, in this case, entirely successful, as indeed it was-at any rate from a popular point of view—with the evergreen Lilac Time, the musical play which, based on the life of Schubert, was set to Schubert's music throughout.
At the same time, this kind of adaptation is not always successful, for one remembers that Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and even the theatrical Offenbach have been drawn upon in a similar way. None of these three examples, not to speak of others, was really successful. It may be that the theatre is exacting in this respect, for symphonic music adapted to pure ballet lias had its very striking successes, for instance, the symphonies of Tchaikovsky and Brahms in the repertory of the Russian Bal'et company now appearing at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Schumann.

: SYDNEY GUSTARD

At the Organ of The Gaumont Palace
Cinema, Chester

: THE NEW LIGHT TRIO

TOM WILLIAMS (baritone)

: THE B B C DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Sports Bulletin

: THE B B C MIDLAND ORCHESTRA Leader, ALFRED CAVE Conducted by REGINALD BURSTON

The Mikado is probably the most popular of all Sullivan's operas. The characters are so happily contrasted, offering splendid scope for whimsical fun and for finely lyrical tunes, that Sullivan had one of his very best chances here. The music, even apart from the tale, is all delightful, whether it be the sentimental airs for the soprano or the tenor, or the Lord High Executioner's whimsical songs, or the Mikado's grim humour.
In its original form, based on Victor Hugo 's Le roi s'amuse, Rigoletto was banned by the authorities as being politically dangerous. The wicked king had to become a mere duke, and various other changes, consequent on that, had to be carried out in the text before the opera was allowed to be performed. It is so universal a favourite that listeners can need but little reminder of the popular airs from it which help to make up a selection.

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Hugo

: FRED HARTLEY AND HIS NOVELTY QUINTET with BRIAN LAWRENCE GABRIEL LAVELLE (baritone)

(Soloist, GABRIEL LAViiLLE>)Souvenirs of Song
All arrangements for Quintet by Fred Hartley

: Unrehearsed Debate

' That Women are Bored with Emancipation '
Proposer, ARNOT ROBERTSON
Opposer, THE VISCOUNTESS ASTOR, M.P.
Chairman, H. LEVY

Contributors

Unknown: Arnot Robertson
Unknown: H. Levy

: A Recital of Madrigals by Peter Philips (c. 1560-c. 1628)

THE BBC SINGERS (A and B)
Conducted by Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Richard Runciman Terry

: Time Signal,

Greenwich NEWS SUMMARY
Weather Forecast and News
DANCE MUSIC








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