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at the Organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast


from the South Pier, Blackpool


Lina Pagliughi (soprano): Di piacer mi balza il cor (The Thievish Magpie) (Rossini). So anch 'io la virtu magica (Don Pasquale ) (Donizetti)
Ezio Pinza (bass): 0 tu, Palermo
(Sicilian Vespers) (Verdi). Suore, che riposate (Robert the Devil) (Meyerbeer)
Conchita Supervia (mezzo-soprano) : Card Scene (Carmen) (Bizet)
Georges Thil (tenor): 0 noble
Lame étincelante, and Ah! Tout est fini (Both from Le Cid) (Massenet)
Claudia Muzio (soprano): Voi lo sapete o mamma (Cavalleria rusticana) (Rustic Chivalry) (Mascagni). Cast Diva (Norma) (Bellini)


Soprano: Lina Pagliughi
Unknown: Don Pasquale
Unknown: Conchita Supervia
Tenor: Georges Thil
Soprano: Claudia Muzio

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
Peter Howard (baritone)


Conductor: E. Godfrey Brown
Baritone: Peter Howard


Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel


Directed By: Rene Tapponnier


The BBC Midland Orchestra
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Smetana's opera The Secret was produced at the New Czech Theatre, Prague, in 1878-twelve years later than The Bartered Bride. It was the composer's last opera but one ; he was already deaf when he wrote it. Like The Bartered Bride it is full of scenes of the life of the people and the music is as gay and characteristic as anything Smetana ever wrote.
(Solo clarinet, RICHARD WALTHEW)
Only a few months before his death Mozart wrote a concerto for his friend Stadler, a fine player of the clarinet, for whom, two years before, he had written a quintet having a prominent part for his instrument.
There are the usual three movements, the first and last abounding in vitality and resource, and the middle (slow) one in particular containing some lovely decorative work for the soloist.
Bizet's Symphony No. 1, in C, appears to have been entirely forgotten until February, 1935, when its first performance was given at Basle by Felix Weingartner. It was probably composed during the time that Bizet was studying under Halevy. Bizet was then about fifteen years of age. The manuscript is preserved in the library of the Paris Conservatoire. The four movements are designed on the lines of a classical symphony, and although the composer uses the idiom of his period there is a striking individuality about the treatment, particularly as regards the orchestration which is highly original and piquant in the French style.


Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Felix Weingartner.


(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Bradbridge White (tenor)


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Tenor: Bradbridge White


including Weather Forecast and Sport

: Theatres of Variety

A Variety programme broadcast from the stage of The Palace Theatre, Plymouth


H. St. John Philby
H. St. John Philby is perhaps the greatest of living English travellers and one of the best Arabic scholars. He was in charge of the British
Political Mission to Central Arabia in 1917 and 1918; he crossed the Arabian Peninsula from Uqair to Jidda, and carried out exploration in South Central Arabia, being the first European to visit the Southern Provinces of Najd. From 1930 to 1932 he carried out further exploration of the Arabian Peninsula, including the crossing of the Rub' al Khali desert. But it is of his nine months' journey last year across the land of Sheba, much of it absolutely virgin soil, that Mr. Philby is to talk tonight. The author of ' The Heart of Arabia ' is writing a book on this, his most recent exploration, under the title of ' Sheba's Queens


Unknown: John Philby
Unknown: H. St.
Unknown: John Philby

: D. A. Clarke-Smith in MID-ATLANTIC—S O S

by ' 'Taffrail'
(Captain Taprell Dorling , D.S.O., F.R.Hist.S., R.N.)
A drama of the sea, vividly portraying the heroic seamanship of those who answered this call
The action takes place on the bridge of the Monmouth, a cargo liner
Produced by John Cheatle


Unknown: Captain Taprell Dorling
Produced By: John Cheatle


Directed by Sydney Lipton with CHIPS CHIPPENDALL and THE THREE T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane


Directed By: Sydney Lipton


including Weather Forecast


Reinhart Choir with cembalo, violoncellos, and string bass, conducted by Walter Reinhart : Wir eilen mit schwachen doch emsigen Schritten (We hasten with weak but eager gait) (Cantata No. 78) (Bach, arr. as a Choral Duet)
Lotte Lehmann (sopamo). Bist Du bei mir (Bach)
The Choir of Temple Church,
London, directed by G. Thalben -Ball: Jesu, Joy of man's desiring (Bach, arr. Allen)
Albert Schweitzer (organ): Choral
Prelude: Christus der uns selig macht (Christ who blesseth us) (Bach)


Unknown: Walter Reinhart
Unknown: Lotte Lehmann
Directed By: G. Thalben
Unknown: Albert Schweitzer

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