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Gaspar Cassado (violoncello) :
Apres un reve (After a Dream) (Fauré)
Maurice Marechal (violoncello) and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Philippe Gaubert : Concerto for violoncello and orchestra (Lalo)


Unknown: Gaspar Cassado
Unknown: Maurice Marechal
Conducted By: Philippe Gaubert

: The New Victoria Cinema Orchestra

Directed by Sydney Phasey
from the New Victoria Cinema, Bradford


Directed By: Sydney Phasey

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, William Pethers from the Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry


Conductor: William Pethers


by Paul Rochard from the Town Hall, Manchester


Unknown: Paul Rochard


This feature has been broadcast every Wednesday since the beginning of the year, the idea being to let home listeners hear a talk, or possibly two, of general interest that have already been given in the Empire programmes. The talker himself sometimes comes again to the microphone ; more usually the talks are recorded. They may cover any subject of interest under the sun.


Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg
The libretto of Massenet's opera, Le Cid, which was produced in Paris in 1885, is partly based upon Corneille's famous tragedy of the same name. The dramatic action has a Spanish background and the seven numbers of which the ballet consists are all picturesque national dances:
1. Castillane (Moderato: not too slow, 6-8). 2. Andalouse (Moderato, 2-4). 3. Aragonaise (Rather animated and very brilliant, 6-8). 4. Aubade (March rhythm, gay and rather animated, 2-4). 5. Catalane (Rather animated, 2-4). 6. Madrilene (Rather slow and melancholy, 9-8). 7. Navarraise (Rather animated and very brilliant, 3-4).
Most of the above dances, it will be noticed, bear the names of the provinces in which they are popular.


Leader: Daniel Melsa
Conductor: Eric Fogg


from the Pump Room,
Leamington Spa


Winifred Radford (soprano)
Adela Verne (pianoforte)
Adela Verne , the youngest of three talented sisters, was born in Southampton. She showed early gifts as a musician, playing a Bach fugue at the age of five. She was a pupil, first of her sister Mathilde, who was herself a pupil of Clara Schumann , and then of Paderewski. She has made extensive tours all over the world as a soloist, and has in later years been a teacher in the well-known Kensington school of pianoforte playing started by her sister.
Winifred Radford , the well-known lieder singer, took part in the Foundations of Music Series in 1934, singing Wolf's songs with Herbert Heyner , and she has- given recitals of Delius's songs as well as songs by Purcell and Arne. Miss Radford has sung this year at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, where she took the parts of Cherubino in Le Nozze de Figaro and Zertina in Don Giovanni.


Soprano: Winifred Radford
Pianoforte: Adela Verne
Unknown: Adela Verne
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Winifred Radford
Unknown: Herbert Heyner
Unknown: Don Giovanni.

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A humorous cantata for solo voices, chorus, orchestra, and organ
Words by Hugh E. Wright
Music by T. C. Stemdale Bennett
Characters :
(by permission of Gordon Harbord)
Chorus of Workmen, Bricklayers, Plumbers, and General Populace
The BBC Revue Chorus and Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Reginald Foort at the BBC Theatre
Arrangements by Dorothy Hogben
Production by Douglas Moodie
The intentionally humorous cantata is a rare form of art, though- some of the cantatas that provided material for choral societies in Victorian days would probably strike modern listeners as delightfully funny. The one deliberately comic cantata of Victorian times, however, came from a most unlikely brace of collaborators: Samuel Butler (of ' Erewhon' fame) and his satellite, Festing Jones. But their essay in humorous pastoral on Handelian lines seems to be almost forgotten. T. C. Sterndale Bennett's illustrious namesake, Sir William Sterndale Bennett, came very near to this sort of thing in his May Queen, but The May Queen is light rather than funny-and would have been lighter if the libretto had been better.
That is where T. C. scores over
Sir William. Hugh E. Wright, comedian and compere, knows everything there is to know about writing libretti and lyrics ; he began by working for H. G. Pelissier and the Follies. He himself has played in eyerything from concert party to Ibsen and is equally at home in films and in revue.


Unknown: Hugh E. Wright
Music By: T. C. Stemdale
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Reginald Foort
Arrangements By: Dorothy Hogben
Production By: Douglas Moodie
Unknown: Samuel Butler
Unknown: Festing Jones.
Unknown: Sir William Sterndale
Unknown: H. G. Pelissier
Jack (tenor): Jan van Der Gucht
Jill (soprano): Tessa Deane
The Builder (baritone): Stanley Hoban
The Charwoman (contralto): Edith Furmedge
The Builder's Foreman: Hugh E. Wright


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

: Scottish Dance Music

The Scottish Studio Orchestra
(Scottish Programme)


by John M. Synge
' The Playboy of the Western World ' was broadcast last night in the National programme


Unknown: John M. Synge


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Gerhard Hiisch (baritone): Dichterliebe, Op. 48 (Heine-Schumann) —Im wunderschonen Monat Mai.
Aus meinen Tranen spriessen. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh. Ich will meine Seele tauchen. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome. Ich grolle nicht
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano):
Der Musensohn. Liebesbotschaft.
Litanei (Schubert)


Baritone: Gerhard Hiisch
Soprano: Elisabeth Schumann

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