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: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Gwyneth Morgan (contralto)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas
Contralto: Gwyneth Morgan

: THE FORUM THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Philip Martell from the Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Philip Martell

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Alfred Piccaver (tenor): Roses of Picardy (Haydn Wood). Beauty's Eyes (Tosti). The Minstrel (Easthope Martin)
Ina Souez (soprano): Love Everlasting (Friml). Always (from Puritan Lullaby) (Dyren.forth and Smith). My Hero (The Chocolate Soldier) (Straus)
Stuart Robertson (bass-baritone):
The Spanish Lady (Hughes). Owl and the Pussy Cat. The Table and the Chair (Hely-Hutchinson)

Contributors

Bass-Baritone: Stuart Robertson

: THE BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
James McCafferty (baritone)

Contributors

Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown
Baritone: James McCafferty

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

by William Hardwick from the College of Technology,
Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: William Hardwick

: THE HARP TRIO :

Tina Bonifacio (harp)
Harry Dyson (flute)
Gethyn Wykeham-George
(violoncello)
(From Northern Ireland)

Contributors

Harp: Tina Bonifacio
Flute: Harry Dyson

: THE TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
Arnold Matters (baritone) from the Pavilion, Torquay

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss

: 'GLUCK'

The BBC
Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Of all the great classic masters, the most neglected is undoubtedly Gluck. No one challenges his enormous importance in the history of opera, yet-except for occasional revivals of Orpheus-his works have completely disappeared from the general repertory. Yet his music is not so old as Bach's or Handel's, is indeed modern enough to have exercised a strong and immediate influence on that of Berlioz. But as we can seldom both see and hear Gluck at the opera, we must content ourselves with only hearing him.
This evening's programme gives a very fair idea of his powers as a purely instrumental composer. The ballet Don Juan was produced at Vienna in 1761, Alceste at Vienna in 1767, and Iphigenia in Aulis at Paris in 1774. (The suite of ' airs de ballet' was also drawn by Gevaert from the ballet music in Iphigenia in Aulis.) The overtures to Alceste and Iphigenia are both built on the same lines-French rather than Italian-and that to Iphigenia runs straight into the opening scene of the opera, so that Wagner, in adapting it for separate performance, was obliged to give it a concert ending of his own.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Don Juan

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conducted by William J. Matthews
A Sullivan and German Programme

Contributors

Conducted By: William J. Matthews

: 'ECCENTRICS'

' Squire Mytton'
E. Moore Darling
(From Midland)
John Mytton , squire of Halston in Shropshire, inherited and dissipated a huge fortune, and at thirty-eight died in a debtors' prison. His dates are 1796 to 1834.
Nimrod, in his life of this famous eccentric, recorded, and Alken illustrated, the following feats-how he drove a bear into his drawing room ; lay down under his Oaks filly and put her hind feet into the pockets of his dressing gown; cleared nine yards of water on his one-eyed horse Baronet ; set shirt-tails on fire to cure the hiccoughs ; drove a tandem across country for half a mile negotiating a sunk fence, a deep drain, and two stiff quick-set fences.
Squire Mytton used to drink four to six bottles of port a day. Nimrod wrote of him: 'His cardinal virtue was benevolence of heart ; his besetting sin a destroying spirit, not amenable to any counsel, and an apparent contempt for all moral restraint. ' The broadcast is the first of a series on Eccentrics. E. Moore Darling, who gives the picture of Mytton, is a Shropshire man who has frequently broadcast.

Contributors

Unknown: E. Moore Darling
Unknown: John Mytton
Unknown: Squire Mytton
Unknown: E. Moore

: VARIETY

from
THE THEATRE ROYAL,
WORCESTER
The following acts have been engaged, and a selection of them will be included in the broadcast
The Four Aces
The Geddes Brothers
Mary Fuller
Joe King
Pawson and Butler

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Fuller
Unknown: Joe King

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

by Aileen Bransden from the Concert Hall,
Broadcasting House
Elgar's First Organ Sonata was ' composed for the visit of some American musicians to Worcester Cathedral in July, 1898 '. It is a fine work, original and very effective ; the comparative neglect that has been its fate is hard to understand and harder to excuse.
The allegro maestoso to be played this evening is the opening movement of the Sonata, based on striking and impressive themes.

Contributors

Unknown: Aileen Bransden

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Lotte Lehmann (soprano):
Therese, Op. 86, No. 1, Meine Liebe ist griin (Brahms)
Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone):
Wie bist du, meine Koftigin (Ah, sweet my love, thou charmest me1 Feldeinsamkeit (In Summer Fields; (Brahms) Maria Olszewska (contralto) : Die Mainacht. Sapphische Ode (Brahms)

Contributors

Soprano: Lotte Lehmann
Unknown: Meine Liebe
Baritone: Heinrich Schlusnus
Unknown: Maria Olszewska








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