Royal Albert Hall Orchestra , conducted by the late Sir Edward Elgar : Enigma Variations (Theme, 13 Variations, and Finale) (Elgar)
Directed by Arthur Fawcett
from the New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
with Carmen del Rio
Conductor, William Pethers from the Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry
by Ernest Maynard from Bath Abbey
Felix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) was born at Boulogne. The son of an organist, he studied under his father and at the age of fifteen was appointed organist of St. Joseph, and at twenty choirmaster of St. Nicolas. In 1871 Guilmant became organist of the Church of The Trinite, and later his name became widely known as one of the foremost virtuosos of the time-he visited England, America, and many of the European leading capitals. He taught at the Paris conservatoire and the Schola Cantorum, which he founded with Bordes and d'Indy.
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conducted by Clifton Helliwell
Eda Kersey (violin)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was born at Florence in 1895, and studied under the famous Italian composer Ildebrando Pizzetti. He has composed a considerable amount of music, chiefly choral and vocal. Among the latter is a series of Shakespeare songs, set to the original English words. Eric Blom points out that ' In his instrumental pieces Castelnuovo-Tedesco combines a strongly personal and highly refined manner of handling his means of expression with a poetry of feeling that shrinks from superficial realism. He never attempts a direct reproduction of the pictorial aspects of his subjects, but always transmutes them into such purely musical values as appear to him to produce similar emotions '.
Debussy's ' Petite Suite ' was originally composed, about a dozen years before the ' Nocturnes as a duet for piano (four hands), the medium to which Schubert was so much attracted, and to which many composers after him have been drawn at least once in their career. It was, for instance, the original form of Ravel's popular ' Mother Goose' suite which he afterwards expanded into a ballet.
The ' Petite Suite' was first played by the composer with Jacques Durand , a son of his publisher who had been a fellow student with him. It was the latter who made the piano solo transcription which is in general use, but the orchestral version is the work of Henri Busser , a prix de Rome of 1893, who is known as the composer of several operas and a ballet.
from the Pump Room,
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte has never had the success of either his Figaro or Don Giovanni and it is usual to blame the libretto, although the same author was responsible for writing or adapting all three.
Composed at the command of the Emperor, it was produced in Vienna in 1790. The story tells of a foolish wager made by two young soldiers that their fiancees would remain faithful while they were on service, and although the wager is lost through a rather unfair stratagem, the opera ends with forgiveness and reconciliation.
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An Eighth Programme of very light music arranged by James Moody and played by George Allsop Fred Wilkinson James Moody Frank Rea James Regan Percy Waterhouse with vocal numbers by Three in Harmony and James Johnston
Presentation by Tom Chalmers
(From Northern Ireland)
On Wednesday or Thursday evenings, at varying times, an authoritative speaker will be invited in this programme to discuss some subject of special interest at the moment
by Alexander Moskowsky
in her original part of ' Judith Bliss ' in 'HAY FEVER'
A Light Comedy by Noel Coward with Frank Cellier as 'David Bliss '
Characters in order of speaking
The action of the play takes place in the Hall of the Bliss's house at
Cookham in June
The play produced by Barbara Burnham
Of the fine cast supporting Marie Tempest in Noel Coward 's most amusing play, that excellent actor Frank Cellier , who takes the part of the romantic novelist, David Bliss , last broadcast as Quince in the radio production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, done in honour of the Coronation.
Besides Marie. Tempest,
Ann Trevor is the only member of the cast to have acted in the original production ; she is to take the part of Jackie Coryton the flapper, which she created. She broadcast this year in Youth at the Helm and The Purple Pileus. Valerie Taylor , who plays Myra Arundel , will be remembered by many as the Madonna in The Marvellous History of St. Bernard, and as Nina Zaretchney in The Seagull. She was heard on the air last October in the variety show Lots of Love. Norman Shelley , who plays Richard Greatham the diplomat, must be as well known as any radio actor.
An article on Marie Tempest and Hay Fever will be found on page 11.
' Hay Fever' was broadcast in the National programme on Monday
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SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS
with MARY LEE
JOHN BLACKLEY and THE CUBS
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Paul Klenau : Les parfums de la nuit (Night Perfumes) (Iberia ; Images pour Orchestre, No. 2) (Debussy)
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Freitas Branco: Pavane pour une infante defunte (Pavane for a Dead Infanta) (Ravel)
Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Serge Koussevitzky : Gymnopedie No. I (Satie, orch. Debussy)