Leader, Maurice Clare
Conductor, Eldridge Newman
Janet Hamilton-Smith (soprano)
Ray Underhill (violoncello) from the Leas Cliff Hall , Folkestone
During Weber's early days he was once secretary to a dissolute, spend-thrift Duke. One of Weber's friends suggested an opera based on an Arabian fairy-tale, with a character in it similar to the Duke. Weber liked the idea and wrote the music to this libretto which treats of a certain Abu Hassan and his wife who, being pressed for money, agreed that each should pretend the other was dead. They collected subscriptions for each others' funerals, but in the end the plot was discovered. Happily the Caliph took pity on them and paid their debts.
The Pedlar of Stars......Loughborough A bird sang in the rain Haydn Wood Love, the Jester..... Montague Phillips
A dialogue story
' Naughty Sophia ', Part 6
(Conclusion) by W. M. LETTS
The cast includes: Joyce Moore , Mary O'Farrell , Ivan Samson , Lauri Lupino Lane , Dora Gregory ,
Henry Hepworth , and Ewart Scott
Songs by FRANKLYN KELSEY
5.45 From Northern Ireland :
' Instruments of the Orchestra '-6
' The Keyboard Family ' by T. 0. CORRIN
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