at the Organ of the Ritz Cinema,
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor, Maurice Miles from the Pavilion Gardens,
Joyce Buckley (soprano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frederick Stock : Overture, Ruslan and Lyudmila (Glinka)
Emma Destinn and Maria Duchene (sopranos): 0 viens mon doux berger (Queen of Spades) (Chaykovsky)
Charles Kullmann (tenor): Lensky's Aria (Distant echoes of my youth) (Eugene Onegin ) (Chaykovsky)
Emit Pollert (bass): Gremin's
Aria (Eugene Onegin ) (Chaykovsky)
Lettish Choir, with Orchestra, conducted by Kuper: Chorus of the Maidens of Sandomir. Polonaise (Both from Boris Godunov ) (Mussorgsky)
London Symphony Orchestra
Gopak (The Fair at Sorochintsy) (Mussorgsky)
Nina Kochitz (mezzo-soprano):
Yaroslavna's Arioso (Act 1) (Prince Igor) (Borodin)
Charles Kullmann (tenor): Vladimir's aria, (Daylight slowly fades) (Prince Igor) (Borodin)
Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone):
Aria, No steep, no rest for my afflicted soul (Prince Igor) (Borodin)
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack.
Mae Johnston (soprano)
A running commentary on the race
Geoffrey H. Gilbey and Quintin H. Gilbey from Sandown Park Race Course
The Eclipse Stakes, broadcast for the first time last year, is one of the most valuable and important races in the Calendar ; it is confined to three-year-olds and four-year-olds, entire colts and fillies, and in theory at any rate it decides whether this year's classic form is better than last year's.
Often in the past the Derby winners of two consecutive years have met and decided the question, but this year neither Midday Sun nor Mahmoud can be in the field. Four- * year-olds may be represented by those magnificent racehorses Rhodes Scholar and Precipitation, and His Grace, improved beyond recognition, while among three-year-olds Solfo and Full Sail may go to the post.
The race is worth practically
£10,000 to the winner, the second receives 900 sovs., the third 400 sovs., and the fourth 200 sovs., while the breeder of the winner gets 500 sovs... of the second 200 sovs., and of the third 100 sovs., to say nothing of valuable trophies presented to the trainer and rider of the winner.
The race is run over the Eclipse
Stakes course, one mile two furlongs, amid the lovely surroundings of Esher. Four-year-olds carry 9 stone, three-year-olds 8 8 stone 2 lbs., fillies allowed 31bs., and there are certain penalties for winners.
Nobody could describe the race better than the popular Gilbey brothers; who gave the commentaries on the Derby and the Oaks this year.
A. T. Lennox-Boyd , M.P.
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward An article on Leslie Heward appears on page 6
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Haydn Adams (tenor)
' Basement Dwellers'
Kevin Fitz Gerald
Last week Kevin Fitz Gerald described the first home he and his wife lived in after they were married, and listeners who heard the talk know how very amusing it was. Today he is to carry the story on. After a year, they had to come to
London. Landladies who were prepared to welcome a married couple Drew the line at a small daughter and a Highland terrier as well.
He will describe their temporary abode near the roof-top and then their more permanent one in a basement. It was supposed to be sunny, but he and his wife spent their time fighting the gloom. What with their attempts at papering a ceiling and collecting from the area the scraps which their neighbours overhead threw out to the birds, they had an unenviable time of it. Every window was barred but one, and a burglar climbed through it and stole most of Kevin FitzGerald 's clothes!
including Weather Forecast
R. G. Stapledon (Great Britain)
F. T. Wahlen (Switzerland)
P. V. Cardon (U.S.A.)
E. Bruce Levy (New Zealand)
An informal discussion from the fourth International Grassland
Congress, Aberystwyth, 1937
with Louis Levy and his Symphony
(By arrangement Kith the Gaumont-British
Picture Corporation, Ltd.)
Janet Lind and Robert Ashley and and and and Orchestral arrangements by Peter Yorke
Jelly D'Aranyi (violin) Myra Hess (pianoforte)
A programme dedicated to those men and women of the theatre who started in the ranks
Written and devised by Gale Pedrick
Introduced by George Graves with Billie Baker
Ralph Reader Mabel Russell
The Eight Step Sisters
(trained by Mrs. Rodney Hudson)
The BBC Revue Chorus
The BBC Variety Orchestra,
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Production by Bryan Michie
This is a radio show dedicated not to stars but to the thousands of men and women who have formed the backbone of the musical theatre for years, so to speak, but whose names have never appeared except, perhaps, in the smallest print. The idea is to trace their history from the days of George Edwardes to non-stop revue. Scores of stars 'started in the chorus': hundreds married money or a title. This show will include sketches showing stage-door 'Johnnies' in search of a conquest: supper after the show at Romano's: the journey home to Maida Vale (or Kensington) in a hansom; and a modern rehearsal arranged by Ralph Reader, Drury Lane and Hippodrome producer, who was himself in the chorus tor two years.
Gale Pedrick ('Mr. Portable' and music critic, theatre correspondent, dramatic and film critic of the Star) was giving broadcast talks on the air in the early days of broadcasting. He is an authority on the amateur stage, and gave the first 'Songs from the Amateur Shows' last year. Mark Lubbock was in the chorus of The Little Whopper and Baby-Bunting.
See the article bv Gale Pedrick on page 7
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS
Directed by Sydney Lipton with CHIPS CHIPPENDALL and THE THREE T's from Grosvenor House,
including Weather Forecast
Marcel Moyse (flute) : Hungarian
Pastoral Fantasia (Doppler). Am Waldesbach (By the Woodland Stream) (Wetzger)