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at the Organ of the Gaumont Palace
Cinema, Chester

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, Charles Shadwell
Relayed from the Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry


Conductor: Charles Shadwell


at the Organ of the Granada,


Directed by HENRY HALL


Directed By: Henry Hall

: The Seaside Summer Show THE FOL-DE-ROLS

Sketches and Lyrics by Greatrex Newman
Gladys Merredew
Irene North
Peggy Desmond
Gladys Knight
Kathleen Sothcott
Connie Clive
Will Kings
Frederic Gregory
Milton Stanley
Michael Cole
Marriott Edgar
The B B C Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Kneale Kelley
Produced by George Royle
The Fol-de-Rols broadcast in the National programme on Thursday evening


Unknown: Greatrex Newman
Unknown: Gladys Merredew
Unknown: Irene North
Unknown: Peggy Desmond
Unknown: Gladys Knight
Unknown: Kathleen Sothcott
Unknown: Connie Clive
Unknown: Will Kings
Unknown: Frederic Gregory
Unknown: Milton Stanley
Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Marriott Edgar
Conducted By: Kneale Kelley
Produced By: George Royle

: The Children's Hour

' The Copper Kettle ' a story by MARJORIE ROSOMAN
' Nonsense Songs ' by GEORGE GIBBS (baritone)
' True Stories about Animals ' by SAM BALL
Country Songs by DORIS ALDRIDGE (contralto)
(From Midland)


Story By: Marjorie Rosoman
Songs By: George Gibbs
Songs By: Doris Aldridge


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

: Reginald King and his Orchestra

DAVID BUCHAN (pianoforte)


Pianoforte: David Buchan

: A Recital

Conducted by TREVOR HARVEY
At the pianoforte, ERNEST LUSH
Brahms's ' Zigeunerlieder ', written in 1887, are based on the words from a book of twenty-five Hungarian folk-songs with piano accompaniment published in Budapest. Brahms was so pleased with the words that he took fifteen of the melodies and reset them for solo vocal quartet with piano accompaniment, publishing eleven under the title of 'Zigeunerlieder', Op 103 the remaining four being later included in the Six Quartets. Op. 112.
There is no continuous story in the text of the ' Zigeunerlieder but the subject is a sort of general treatment of the pleasures and tribulations of love. In these charming songs deep poetic feeling and variety of mood are the chief characteristics, and nowhere does Brahms show a greater mastery of polyphonic effect and a more subtle sense of sonorities.


Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Pianoforte: Ernest Lush

: Symphony Concert

Leader, W. H. REED
Conducted by Sir LANDON RONALD
Tchaikovsky began his Fifth Symphony in June, 1888, ' with great difficulty ', though ' inspiration seemed to come later ', and finished it by the middle of August. Like its predecessor, the Fourth, it is dominated by a motto-theme stated at the very beginning-a theme that savagely interrupts the passionate love-song of the slow movement and falls like a melancholy shadow across the end of the waltz, but which is triumphantly transformed in the finale.
A writer in the musical press has recently pointed out that this motto-theme appears to have been borrowed from Glinka's opera, A Life for the Tsar, which he was re-studying at the very time he began the Symphony. The clue to the programmatic ' meaning ' of the motto-theme may therefore possibly lie in the words to which Glinka's phrase is set: 'Do not turn to sorrow (the hour of our re-union) '.


Leader: W. H. Reed
Conducted By: Sir Landon Ronald

: 'No Longer Appearing'

A Programme of Gramophone Records of Artists who have left the stage


Weather Forecast and News

: Lew Stone and his Band


Musicians: Lew Stone and his Band

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