at the Organ of the Dominion
Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
From the Floral Pavilion,
Bridlington (Solo pianoforte, STANLEY DRAKEFORD )
Eileen Bingham (soprano)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir Adrian Boult : Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
Lotte Scheme (soprano): Mistress
Ford's Aria (The Merry Wives of Windsor) (Nicolai)
Beniamino Gigli (tenor): De miei bollenti spiriti (La Traviata) (Verdi)
Galli-Curci (soprano) and De Luca (baritone): Dite alia giovine (La Traviata). Imponete (La Traviata) (Verdi).
Ninon Vallin (soprano) and Georges Thill (tenor): Finale, Act 1, Werther (Massenet)
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel
The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
In his ' Procession nocturne ' Henri Rabaud-one -time pupil of Massenet and since 1919 Director of the Paris
Conservatoire — deliberately challenges comparison with Liszt, for his music illustrates that episode from Lenau's ' Faust' which also forms the programmatic basis of Liszt's ' Der niichtliche Zug '. Faust, riding alone through a forest in the spring night, hears distant chanting. It is the Festival of St. John'* Eve ; a procession of children, nuns, and holy men passes. Faust watches, envying their happiness, and when they have gone buries his face in his horse's mane and weeps bitterly.
Haydn's Symphony No. 31, in D. is, unusually for him, scored for four horns instead of two. We know he had some good horn players in 1765 when he composed it at Esterhaz, and there is much more work for them than is customary with Haydn, particularly at the beginning when the ' horn signal' is heard at once.
The New English Singers
Conducted by Cuthbert Kelly
including Weather Forecast
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra conducted by Boyd Neel : Rakastava, Op. 14 (Sibelius)-l The Lover. 2 The Lovers' Walk. 3 The Farewell
Yehudi Menuhin (violin) with l'Orchestre Symphonique de Paris conducted by Georges Enesco : Poeme, Op. 25 (Chausson)-l Lento e misterioso. 2 Animato. 3 Poco lento—Allegro. 4 Tempo 1
t from f THE GRAND THEATRE,
The history of the Grand Theatre, Doncaster, really dates back to the year 1775 when the Doncaster Corporation built the Theatre Royal in the Market Place and let it to Mr. Tate-Wilkinson, manager of the York company-of comedians, at the yearly rental of E70.
The old theatre was doomed by the modernising of the Market Place, and was superseded by the New Grand Theatre, built by Mr. Chap-man, which opened in 1899 with La Poupée. In 1915 it passed into the hands of the Doncaster Palace Theatre Company, its present owners. It was reconstructed in 1931. Among the acts which listeners are likely to hear tonight are some famous broadcasting names. The famous Three Southern Sisters ; (' England's loveliest singing trio ') ; Nosmo King and Hubert, in comedy and impressions ; the Royal Command and radio star, Johnson Clark with ' Hodge', in his latest ventriloquial scena ; and Harry Claff with Winnie Wager in ' A Knight in Shining Armour', which he broadcast in London a few weeks ago.
The evening sing-song in the Duke of York's Camp broadcast from Southwold
The Duke of York's Camp is still called the Duke of York's Camp, although its enthusiastic Patron is now His Majesty the King. It will last for a week, from July 31 to August 6, and His Majesty will visit it if his engagements permit. The camp will consist of 200 public school boys and 200 industrial boys. It will be pitched, as it has been for many years, on Southwold Common, right on the sea front.
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Ina Souez (soprano)
'The Poisoned Guest'
A man entertains a friend to dinner. Unknown to anyone, some poisonous matter accidentally gets into the food. The guest eats some of the poisoned food. He becomes seriously ill, is involved in heavy medical expenses, and sustains financial loss as the result of his inability to attend to business affairs. What is the legal position ? Listeners are to hear Counsel's opinion tonight.
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS
with BILLY NICHOLLS , HARRY DAVIS ,
BERYL DAVIS , and THE ROMANIACS
including Weather Forecast
Gieseking (pianoforte): Sonata in C minor (K.457) (Mozart)-1 Allegro molto. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegro assai.