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: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte), and New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli. Concerto in A minor (Grieg)-1 Allegro molto moderate. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegro moderato molto e marcato. 4 Andante maestoso

Contributors

Pianoforte: Wilhelm Backhaus
Unknown: John Barbirolli.

: THE NEW VICTORIA CINEMA ORCHESTRA

Directed by Sydney Phasey from the New Victoria Cinema,
Bradford
With the Holiday-Makers

Contributors

Directed By: Sydney Phasey

: THE COVENTRY HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA

Conductor, William Pethers from the Hippodrome Theatre,
Coventry

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

by Alan Stephenson from Coventry Cathedral

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Stephenson

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Arnold Perry
Haydn spent some of the happiest years of his life as Kapellmeister in the service of the princely house of Esterhazy, but one serious drawback from the musicians' point of view was that service with the Prince meant for most of the orchestral players enforced exile from their own homes and families. That was the origin of the ' Farewell' Symphony. At its first performance, as the music neared its end, the players rose up one by one, and each in turn blew out the candle on his desk and stole on tip-toe from the room, until the very last notes were played only by two violins. It used to be thought that Haydn meant this as an appeal to his Prince against the proposed dismissal of the players from his chapel, but it is now agreed that the idea was rather to give a broad hint that it was time the players were allowed to go home and see their families. The hint was taken in the kindliest spirit and Haydn gained his object. 'If everybody else is going away, we may as well go, too ', said the Prince. Even without that little jest, the symphony is delightfully fresh and melodious music, typical of Haydn's boundless good humour and bright spirits.

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Arnold Perry

: JAN BERENSKA AND HIS ORCHESTRA

from the Pump Room,
Leamington Spa

: THE BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
Molly O'Neill (contralto)

Contributors

Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown
Contralto: Molly O'Neill

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: MUSIC FROM THE ARGENTINE

A programme of gramophone records by Rupert Croft-Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Rupert Croft-Cooke

: WEEK BY WEEK

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

: A RECITAL

Nikolai Graudan and Hansi Freudberg
(violoncello and pianoforte duo)
During the last years of his life, the war years 1915-18, Debussy projected a series of six ' Sonates pour divers instruments' signed, as a patriotic gesture, ' Claude Debussy , musicien fran├žais The composer's death cut short the series when only three of the sonatas had been written.
Of these three the Sonata for cello and piano was the earliest. Debussy at one time thought of calling it ' Pierrot angry with the moon' ; at the back of his mind, at any rate, was the idea of recalling the stock characters of the old
Italian commedia dell'arte. Vallas speaks of the ironical, sarcastic, almost facetious character' of the Sonata and draws attention to ' the at times pathetic banter' of the ' Serenade

Contributors

Unknown: Nikolai Graudan
Unknown: Hansi Freudberg
Unknown: Claude Debussy

: ' MURDER IN THE EMBASSY'

A Melodrama by Francis Burbridge with Incidental Music by Augustus Franzel
Characters in the order of their appearance
The Guests at the Embassy:
Ann Codrington , Ruth Beresford
A Gypsy Orchestra, conducted by Augustus Franzel , and The BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Production by Archie Campbell
See Francis Durbridge 's article on page 8.
'Murder in the Embassy' will be broadcast again tomorrow at 8.0 in the National programme

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Burbridge
Unknown: Ann Codrington
Unknown: Ruth Beresford
Conducted By: Augustus Franzel
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Production By: Archie Campbell
Production By: See Francis Durbridge
Captain Michael Rostard, of the Westonian army, nephew of General Rostard: Jack Melford
Sir Charles Fanshaw, of the Foreign Office.: Norman Shelley
Benson, Sir Charles's valet: Ernest Sefton
Madame Vaskaya, a famous continental soprano: Garda Hall
Countess Elsa Sieler, daughter of Count Sieler: Jane Carr
General Rostard, Prime Minister and virtual dictator of Westonia: Henry Victor
Mr Hiram E Miller, of Detroit: Fred Duprez
Baron Von Klemm, the Westonian Ambassador.: Boris Ranevsky
Paul Vendorest, a servant at the Westonian Embassy.: .Paul Vernon
A Singer: Morgan Davies
Inspector Davis, of Scotland Yard: Edwin Ellis
Count Sieler, Dictator of Falkenstein: Ernest Sefton
An Announcer: Barry Ferguson

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS

: JACK JACKSON AND HIS BAND

with HELEN CLARE , JACK COOPER , and JOE FERRIE

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Jack Cooper
Unknown: Joe Ferrie

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Emmy Bettendorf (soprano), with Orchestra: Es muss ein Wunderbares sein (It is a wondrous sympathy). Du bist wie eine Blume (How like a flower thou bloomest) (Liszt). Die Loreley (Silcher). Abendempfindung (Nightfall) (Mozart)








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