at the Organ of the Ritz Cinema,
Leader, Norman Rouse
Conductor, Frank Gomez from the Spa, Whitby
with Brenda Gordon
Miliza Korjus (soprano): Oriental
Georges Thill (tenor): Gerald's
Aria — Fantaisie aux divins mensonges (Act 1)
Leila Ben Sedira (soprano): Bell
Song (Act 2)
Lily Pons (soprano): Dans la foret pres de nous (Act 2)
' Mignon ' (Ambroise Thomas )
Paris Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Bigot : Overture
Conchita Supervia (mezzo - soprano): Swallow Duet (Act 1)
Luigi Fort (tenor) : Addio, Mignon Lina Pagliughi (soprano): Io son
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
John McAlpine (baritone)
Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel
Gordon MacDonald , M.P.
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor, Maurice Miles from the Pavilion Gardens,
with MARJORIE STEDEFORD and THE THREE GINX
' Living Dangerously'
In his previous talks in this amusing series Kevin FitzGerald has described the adventures of himself and his family in various homes, and, more than once, the always fearsome adventure of looking for a new home. Time passes ; they have been married eight years and have now settled down. They are quiet people, he insists, who like spending their time at home because that is where most of their interests are.
In mending the electric iron lies a sense of power ; the fat stock prices are purest poetry because he has made his own wireless set. He finds enjoyment in the daily arrival of the post, humour in the blandishments of the man who calls to get some business. He listens to the stirring tales of his guests, but has no wish to live dangerously. He wants the slithering noise in the early morning to be caused by a mouse, the loud knock at the door to be a policeman suggesting the closing of a window and not a gangster. And who shall blame him ?
including Weather Forecast
by Rolando de Campo
Frederick Sharp (baritone) Thelma Reiss (violoncello)
By technique and personality and a certain intensive beauty in her playing, Thelma Reiss has won her way into the front rank of our younger cellists. Our own critics have acclaimed her ; France, Holland, Norway, and Spain, have all recognised her outstanding gifts. She was something of a child prodigy, for at the age of seven she was able to play the Goltermann Concerto in A minor, and in her early 'teens won an open scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where she studied under Ivor James. About six years later Miss Reiss made her debut at the Wigmore Hall, and soon afterwards she appeared as soloist in the Elgar 'Cello Concerto at Queen's Hall under Sir Henry Wood. Since that time she has played with most of the leading orchestras in Britain and has played a great deal of chamber music with various eminent pianists, including Harriet Cohen and John Ireland.
Miss Reiss's partner in this recital is the young baritone Frederick Sharp , who studied at the Royal College of Music where he received five awards and won an open scholarship. During the last two years he has broadcast on several occasions.
from the Festspielhaus, Salzburg
The Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor, ARTURO TOSCANINI
The story of The Magic Flute is full of incident and is chiefly concerned with the various adventures of the young prince Tamino, who is trying to win the beautiful Pamina, daughter of the malignant Queen of the Night. Papageno, a quaint, practical-minded bird-catcher, is also in search of a wife.
Act 2 opens with a solemn ceremony in the Temple of Trials, where Tamino and Papageno are brought to undergo such trials as will prove them worthy of happiness. Sarastro, the chief priest, and the other priests accept Tamino and Papageno for initiation. Papageno is told that a charming little bird-woman, Papagena, is intended for him. After many trials, including a test of silence which the loquacious bird-catcher finds tiresome, Tamino leads Pamina safely through fire and water by the enchantment of a magic flute. At last all ends happily, the two pairs of lovers being greeted with general acclamation.
Queen of the Night:
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS
with JUDY SHIRLEY RONNIE ODELL
DONALD MARVIN and JACK, JOCK, and Jimmie from the Spa, Scarborough
including Weather Forecast
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens : En Saga (Sibelius)
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Koussevitzky Danse (Debussy, arr. Ravel)