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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: THE B B C WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas Conductor, IDRIS LEWIS
ROSE MORRIS (mezzo-soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Mezzo-Soprano: Rose Morris

: The New Victoria Cinema Orchestra

Directed by Sydney Phasey
from the New Victoria Cinema, Bradford

Contributors

Directed By: Sydney Phasey

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Walter Gieseking (pianoforte): To the Spring (Grieg) ; Butterfly (Grieg) ; Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Grieg)
Alexander Brailowsky (pianoforte) :
Polonaise in A flat. Op. 53 (Chopin) ; Prelude, Op. 11, No. 10 (Scriabin) ; Study, Op. 8, No. 12 (Scriabin)
Walter Gieseking (pianoforte): Arabesques, Nos. 1 and 2 (Debussy)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Alexander Brailowsky
Pianoforte: Walter Gieseking

: An Organ Recital DENNIS DRAKE

from the Town Hall, Huddersfield

: THE BIRMINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL ORCHESTRA

Conductor, SHERIDAN GORDON from the Theatre Royal, Birmingham

Contributors

Conductor: Sheridan Gordon

: THE TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, HAROLD F. PETTS
Conductor, ERNEST W. GOSS
NORA GRUHN (soprano) from the Pavilion, Torquay (Solo violin, HAROLD F. PETTS)

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Soprano: Nora Gruhn

: A Programme of

Gramophone Records
Variety

: The Children's Hour

" The Enchanted Ark'
A Toytown Adventure by S. G. HULME-BEAMAN with incidental music played by THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme-Beaman

: THE FIRST NEWS

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

: H. ROBINSON CLEAVER

at the Organ of the Regal Cinema'
Bexley Heath

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
The Polish composer, Moritz Mosz kowski, who died in Paris in 1925, is best known to listeners by music of the lighter type, his Serenata, his piano-duets, ' From Foreign Parts ', and the ballet music (particularly the ' Malaguefia ') from his opera Boabdil.
This Suite, dedicated to the Royal
Philharmonic Society of London, the first of two such compositions, is a good example of his more serious vein, and will probably give listeners to whom it is unknown an enhanced respect for Moszkowski's skill as a craftsman. The charming, scherzo-like second movement and the graceful Intermezzo (No. 4) are as pretty as anything he ever wrote, while the brilliant ' perpetuum mobile ' finale is full of novel effects. But most listeners will probably agree that the gem of the Suite is the set of variations that constitutes the third movement.

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison
Unknown: Moritz Mosz

: The Table under the Tree

written by WILFRID ROOKE LEY with music played by WALFORD HYDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Singer, TOMASINI
Characters
Produced by BRYAN MICHIE
For the seventh and last time this evening Wilfrid Rooke Ley as the elderly gentleman in the cloak is to sit in the café garden amid the perfumes of flowers on the southern night, sip his vermouth, and with mixed feelings watch and listen to the rapture of a young couple who have dropped in. The romance that is behind him is in their voices and in the songs they sing. And to and fro, with his tray, moves Dino Galvani as the waiter.
This happy idea, devised by the Director of Variety and carried out by Rooke Ley and Walford Hyden , has been a popular winner ever since it was put on the air in October last.

Contributors

Written By: Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Played By: Walford Hyden
Produced By: Bryan Michie
Unknown: Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Unknown: Dino Galvani
Unknown: Rooke Ley
Unknown: Walford Hyden
The Girl: Joan Carr
The Man: Peter Gray
The Man with the Cloak: Wilfrid Rooke Ley
The Waiter: Dino Galvani

: ' Siegfried' Act II of Wagner's Opera

Scene : A deep forest
Cast
Conductor, Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bt. from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Most of the music of the second act of Siegfried is dominated by the beauty of the woodland scene in which it passes. But it has its grim moments, too. The Prelude suggests the dragon into which the Giant Fafner has transformed himself by means of the Rhine-gold's magic, and when the curtain rises we see the entrance of his cave. The Nibelung, Alberich, haunts the spot in the hope that some day he may snatch the treasures which were stolen from him. Wotan, father of the gods, in the guise of a wandering old man, comes in, and he and Alberich meet. No sooner has the god gone than Siegfried and the Dwarf Mime appear, the dwarf leading the hero to the dragon's lair, hoping that whoever wins in the battle, there may be some chance for him to seize the spoil.
Then there follows the beautiful music of the forest, at the end of which the dragon wakes and Siegfried slays him. The monster's blood on his hand as he touches it with his lips gives him the power to understand the birds and beasts, and even of knowing what passes in the minds of his fellow men. Thus he realises the treachery which lurks behind the fair words of Mime. He kills Mime, and Alberich's hideous laughter can be heard from his hiding place. Again the music of the forest rises above the motives of conflict and evil, and now there is blended with it a new theme as Siegfried listens to the forest bird ; it tells him of the maid who sleeps on the fire-girt rock, and leads Siegfried towards her.

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Siegfried: Lauritz Melchior
The Wanderer: Rudolf Bockelmann
Mime: Hanns Fleischer
Alberich: Eduard Habich
Fafner: Robert Easton
Voice of the Wood-Bird: Stella Andreva

: THE B B C DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast and News
, at 10.30

: JOE KIRKHAM AND HIS BAND

from the Palais de Danse, Edinburgh

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast and New

: Milton at Horton

Some Pictures of the Poet's Life and Work
The First Reading








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