Loeser-Lebert (pianoforte), and the Lener String Quartet: Quintet in E flat, Op. 44 (Sehumann)—1 Allegro brillante. 2 In moda d'una marcia — Un poco largamente — Agitato. 3 Scherzo ; Molto vivace-Trio. 4 Allegro ma non troppo
Directed by Sydney Phasey from the New Victoria Cinema,
by G. D. Cunningham from the Town Hall, Birmingham
Directed by Frank Thomas
Joseph Szigeti (violin), and The
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (Mendelssohn) — 1 Allegro molto appassionato — Presto. 2 Andante. 3 Finale: Allegro molto vivace
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg
John Francis (flute)
Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
Ernest Lush (pianoforte)
' Bombet ' (which was one of 'Stendhal's ' other pseudonyms) was probably the first writer to relate the well-known story of the ' Surprise ' Symphony. ' When Haydn was in England he records, ' he perceived that the English, who were very fond of his instrumental compositions when the movement was lively and allegro, generally fell asleep during the andantes and adagios, in spite of all the beauties he could accumulate. He therefore wrote an andante, full of sweetness, and of the most tranquil movement ; all the instruments seemed gradually to die away ; but, in the middle of the soft pianissimo, striking up all at once, and reinforced by a stroke of the kettle-drum, they made the slumbering audience start.' As Haydn himself said when he was showing the score to a friend, 'There all the women will scream.'
D'Indy, Cesar Franck 's favourite pupil, for many years held a leading place in the French world of music, as composer, teacher, and author. He succeeded Franck in 1890 as President of the National Society of Music. A man of immense industry and the highest ideals, he did more for the music of his own day and country than it would be easy to reckon, and his compositions range over a very wide field. Essentially French, his music springs from the best impulses of the romantic movement though his own character was too strong to be very much influenced from outside sources.
The subject of Walton's Overture, first performed in 1926, is the place of embarkation, before the days of piers and landing-stages, known for centuries as Portsmouth Point. Thomas Rowlandson , the eighteenth-century caricaturist, made a colour print of it, and Walton's music was inspired by this breezy, bustling, humorous picture.
Selected by Richard Church and read by T. H. Marshall
(for children of most ages)
' The Trial of Peter, Potter ' by ARTHUR DAVENPORT with Rosamond Bames , Harold Reese , Charles Hawtrey , Lauri Lupino Lane , Patricia Hayes , Peter Hicks , Doreen Lotinga , Henry Hepworth, Ian Miller , John Hepworth , and Valerie Leonard
5.45 A New Competition
Have ready your pencil and paper
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery '
Anna Clarke (contralto)
including Weather Forecast
This evening and every Wednesday evening an authoritative speaker will be invited in this programme to discuss some subject of special interest at the moment.
at the Organ of the Union Cinema,
Kingston-on-Thames Songs by Noel Coward
by Peter Dawson (baritone)
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS
with RITA WILLIAMS
including Weather Forecast
Rene Le Roy (flute), Pierre Jamet
(harp), Rene Bas (violin), Pierre Grout (viola), Roger Boulme (violoncello): Suite for flute, violin, viola, violoncello, and harp (d'lndy)-Entree en sonate — Air desuet — Sarabande