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: SIDNEY TORCH

at the Organ of the Union Cinema,
Kingston-on-Thames

: F. LIONEL JOHNS AND HIS ORCHESTRA

from the Floral Pavilion, Bridlington (Solo xylophone, EDWIN HARPER )(Solo pianoforte, STANLEY DRAKEFORD )

Contributors

Unknown: Edwin Harper
Pianoforte: Stanley Drakeford

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Overture, May Night (Riinsky-Korsakov)
Lettish Choir .and Orchestra:
Chorus of the Maidens of Sandomir. Polonaise (both from Boris Godu nov) (Mussorgsky)
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Dance of the Tumblers (Snow Maiden). (Rimsky-Korsakov). Siorm Music (Ivan the Terrible) (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Les Choeurs de l'Opera Russe, with Orchestra conducted by Slaviansky d'Agreneff: Prince Igor (Borodin). Introduction ; Polovtsian
.Dances: Dance of the Young Girls ;
Dance of the Men ; General Dance ; Chorus of the Polovtsian Girls

Contributors

Conducted By: Albert Coates
Unknown: Boris Godu
Conducted By: Albert Coates

: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Crue Davidson (contralto)

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack
Contralto: Crue Davidson

: THE CARLTON HOTEL ORCHESTRA

Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel

Contributors

Directed By: Rene Tapponnier

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

The BBC Midland Orchestra
Conducted by Regina'd Burston
At the age of twenty-four S hubcrt was an experienced writer of operas. none of which had so far been performed. He was, however, still bent on writing them, and during the winter of 1821-22 he composed Alfonso and Estrella. The three-act libretto by F. von Schober is a hotch-potch of battles, love, conspiracy, hunting, peasant life, and other operatic conventions of the day. It had no better fortune than any of its predecessors. It was, however, ultimately performed at Weimar, under Liszt, in 1854, and again, with a re-written libretto and many cuts, in 1881, at Karlsruhe.
The modern fashion of assuming all great music to be the reflection of some actual emotion or psychological experience of the composer is misleading and often quite untrue. Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 2 in D towards the end of the year 1802, when he also wrote that tragic document of despair, the Heiligenstadt Will, which was the result of the realisation that deafness was to be his fate. ' As the autumn leaves fall and wither', Beethoven wrote, ' so have my hopes withered. Almost as I came so I depart; even the lofty courage that so often inspired me in the lovely summer days has vanished.... With joy I hasten to meet death face to face.' But the charming and spontaneous music of the D major Symphony is free from the slightest hint of such melancholy thoughts.
It was not until 1800, when Beethoven was thirty years of age, that he embarked upon his First Symphony in C, which is more or less carefully modelled on the conventional lines followed by his predecessors. In the Second Symphony in D, however, he shows complete mastery over technical problems, and although he still accepts the symphonic pattern of Haydn and Mozart and uses the normal classical orchestra without trombones, the firm and unmistakable signature of Beethoven is apparent throughout, particularly in the fiery first movement. And there is one magical passage near the end of the finale that could have been written by no one else.

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL by Henry Bronkhurst

(First performance)
The three Baltic states have not produced many distinguished composers. Probablv the best known are the Latvian Wihtol and the Lithuanian Steinberg. Heino Eller is a contemporary Esthonian composer and conductor, who studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire under Steinberg and Kalafaty.

Contributors

Unknown: Lithuanian Steinberg.
Unknown: Heino Eller

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Sport

: A RECITAL

Antoni Sala (violoncello)
Gerald Moore (pianoforte)

Contributors

Unknown: Antoni Sala
Pianoforte: Gerald Moore

: MAURICE WINNICK AND HIS ORCHESTRA

with JUDY SHIRLEY
RONNIE ODELL
DONALD MARVIN and JACK, JOCK, and Jimmie from the Spa, Scarborough

Contributors

Unknown: Judy Shirley
Unknown: Ronnie Odell
Unknown: Donald Marvin

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Elman String Quartet:
Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 (Haydn)-l Allegro. 2 Andante o piu tosto allegro. 3 Minuetto: Allegro ma non troppo. 4 Finale: Vivace assai








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