The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Hans Pfitzner : Overture, Preciosa (Weber)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Szyfer: Mosaic Fantasia on Coppelia (Delibes, arr. Tavan)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Zaum : Waltzes and Interlude (Act III, Arabella) (Richard Strauss )
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar : Pomp and Circumstance, Marches Nos. 3 and 5 (Elgar)
with DON CARLOS
The Band of H.M. Coldstream
Guards, conducted by Lt. R. G. Evans : Marche heroique de Szabady (Massenet). Intermezzo, Hobomoko (Reeves). Sabres and Spurs (Sousa)
John Goss (baritone) (with Cathedral Male Voice Quartet): The Boatman (Harris). Ten Thousand Miles Away (Willan). Shenandoah (arr. Terry)
The Band of H.M. Grenadier
Guards, conducted by Major George Miller : Old Folks at Home and In
Foreign Lands (Roberts)
Lt. R. G.
by Phyllis Simons
Even those people who deny that Brahms deserves to be placed alongside Beethoven as a symphonist all agree that he was unsurpassed as a miniaturist ; as a composer of songs and short piano pieces. The two pieces to be heard this morning will give listeners a good idea of Brahms's great genius in this direction. The dainty, light, and fanciful Capriccio in B minor is a particularly attractive example.
Beethoven's Thirty-two Variations were written in 1806 and therefore represent the composer in full command of his creative gifts. The key scheme of these Variations is interesting: Variations 1-12 are in C minor, 13-17 in C major, and 18-32 in C minor. F. Bonavia, in an article on this work in the RADIO
TIMES, points out that Beethoven ' in the Thirty-two Variations recalls Bach on account of the material and spiritual unity of a work that resembles a chaconne in every particular. There is no change of rhythm and the only change in tonality is given by the passage from minor into major '.
' Re-Queening and Honey
In his talk today Reginald Gamble is to discuss the happiest time of the year for bee-keepers-the removal of surplus honey. He will point out that they are not robbing the bees-' robbing the hive is very bad bee-keeping'. He will discuss the method by which bees have been induced to store more honey than they will require for their own needs. He will tell listeners just how and when to extract the honey, and the type of knife to use, and go on to explain what to do with the honey when it has been extracted.
Next he will speak about making mead and pass on to listeners his wife's own recipe. Finally he will talk on ' re-queening '.
Bee-keeper listeners will be interested to hear that in September Gamble hopes to bring to the microphone Brother Adam, the well-known bee-keeper of Buckfast Abbey, who will discuss the production of Devonshire heather honey, queen rearing, and bee-keeping at the famous Abbey apiary, one of the finest in the world.
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
Conductor, A. Coupe
The Gresham Singers
including Weather Forecast
by Frank Merrick
Frank Merrick is quite a familiar name to listeners for he is often to be heard in broadcast recitals. For over twenty years he has been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, where many gifted young pianists have passed through his hands. In 1910 a programme of Mr. Merrick's own music gained a diploma of Honour at the International Rubinstein Competition in St. Petersburg, and during the Schubert Centenary Celebrations he won a competition for the completion of Schubert's ' Unfinished'
Symphony, which was broadcast. As a pianist Frank Merrick is not only a fine artist but one who possesses catholic tastes and sympathies.
His enterprise is shown in the present programme for reviving a work of outstanding merit. Hummel was the greatest rival of Beethoven. However, time has shown that his genius was considerably less than Beethoven's, but there is absolutely no reason wjiy his best works, such as the Sonata in D, should be so neglected today.
Devised by Cyril Roberts and Francis Dillon
Produced by Francis Dillon
Bristol was once the second city in England. Its merchants made slavery and privateering a business, but they also made Bristol famous in every corner of the world. In this pageant of great merchants and romantic story of enterprising and adventurous traders, listeners will hear of the great days of the merchant adventurers, together with many other interesting events presented in dramatic form.
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS
including Weather Forecast
a programme of Melodies and Memories revived by HENRY HALL 'S MUSIC