at the Organ of the Dominion
Theatre, Tottenham Court
from the Floral Pavilion,
Bridlington (Soloist, EDWIN HARPER> )
Directed by Ralph Letts with Catherine Wendol
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: The Thievish Magpie. Overture (Rossini)
Lina Pagliughi (soprano): Di piacer mi balza il cor (Act 1). Deh ! Tu reggi in tal momento (Act 2)
Members of the Berlin State
Opera Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech : Overture, The Huguenots (Meyerbeer)
Andre d'Arkor (tenor): Romance de Raoul. Plus blanche que la blanche hermine.
Jane Laval (soprano): Cavatine du Page. Nobles seigneurs, Salut!
Maria Gentile (soprano): Lucia di Lammermoor. Requava nel silenzio. Quanda rapita (Donizetti)
Louise Homer (contralto), de Luca (bari- tone), Pinza (bass), Gigli (tenor), Bada (tenor): Sextet. Che mi frena in tal momento
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Betty Lesslie (soprano)
John Greenwood is chiefly known as a composer of film and theatre music. Among his most successful' productions has been the music for the films Man of Aran and The Constant Nymph, and the incidental music for J. B. Fagan 's stage productions of The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Some listeners will perhaps also remember that in February, 1936, Mr. Greenwood conducted the BBC Orchestra in the first performance of his short orchestral piece Salute to Gustav Holst.
Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis Henry Cummings (baritone)
including Weather Forecast and Sport
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) with SAM COSTA and TERRY AND HER BROTHERS
A Londoner's Day Trip
Written by Max Kester
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe
The Trippers are
Phyllis Harding Bertram Dench Sidney Burchall and Revnell and West
The Band: Rae Jenkins 's Buskers
'Come Along Liza' was broadcast in the National programme last night
Keith Falkner (baritone)
Joy Boughton (oboe)
The Kutcher String Quartet:
Samuel Kutcher (violin) Max Saalpeter (violin)
Raymond Jeremy (viola)
Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
Boccherini was one of the foremost
'cellists of the eighteenth century, and also a composer of immense industry. It used to be said that he was a fountain of which it was only necessary to turn on the tap to produce a stream of music. He left no fewer than 467 instrumental works, including twenty symphonies, all of them marked by simple, natural melodiousness and by a dignified and courtly style. He and Haydn had a mutual regard, and the relation of Boccherini's music to that of the more famous master was characterised in the saying that ' Boccherini was the wife of Haydn '.
The group of Balakirev songs which Keith Falkner is singing this evening are among the best examples of the composer's art. ' Sleep ' and ' A Vision ' are particularly noteworthy. Referring to ' Sleep ' in an article in the RADIO Times, M. D. Calvo coressi pointed out that it is not only a strangely moving song, but ' very remarkable in form and character-a lullaby whose words refer in turn to the sleeper in his babyhood, youth, manhood, and old age, with a circumstantial introduction for the piano alone, and a dreamy ending following an allusion to life everlasting after the last sleep. '
Of ' A Vision ' he says it is the most beautiful of the composer's later songs: it evokes, in superbly romantic fashion, the city of Prague in its glory, on Easter Sunday, with church-bells tolling and the clergy singing the old Slavonic Resurrection hymn. Balakirev wrote to me, when I was engaged in translating it, that he regarded it as the best song he had ever written. It certainly is one of the very finest in the Russian repertory. '
with GENE CROWLEY from the Holbom Restaurant
including Weather Forecast
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski : Shepherds' Music (The Christmas Oratorio) (Bach)
Maria Olszewska (contralto): Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo) (Handel)
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent : Pastoral Symphony (The Messiah) (Handel)