Walter Gieseking (pianoforte), and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood : Symphonic Variations (Franck)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Russia (Balakirev)
Sir Henry J.
Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards, conducted by Lieut. J. C. Windram: Wilfred Sanderson 's Songs
John Goss (baritone), with Cathedral Male Voice Quartet: Rio Grande. Billy Boy. Shenandoah. (Sea Shanties) (arr. Terry)
BBC Military Band, conducted by B. Walton O'Donnell : Le reve passe (The Dream Passes) (Krier and Helmer)
John Goss (baritone), with Quartet : Storm along. Roll the wood-pile down (arr. Harris)
BBC Military Band, conducted by B. Walton O'Donnell : Overture, The Black Domino (Auber)
by Eileen Atkins
Dr. Arne was a personal friend of Handel, who was twenty-five years his senior and thought a great deal of him. It was of Arne's famous tune ' Rule, Britannia!' that Wagner, many years later, said, the first eight notes contain the whole character of the British people.'
Arne could invent other good tunes, as his still popular songs attest, and as we may gather also from the Sonata in A, which however, is not one of the fully-developed Mozart or Beethoven type, but on the earlier, simpler pattern.
This is the last of the six talks in which an ex-tramp-who prefers to remain anonymous as he has written a book and does not want to make capital out of his bitter experiences on the road—has told the plain, unadorned truth about a tramp's life in this country. Of the thousands of tramps who wander about the countryside few could have discussed their life in an interesting way without romanticising, as the speaker has done.
Lisa Perli (soprano): Solveig's
Song (Peer Gynt) (Grieg)
Beatrice Harrison (violoncello):
The Nightingale and The Rose (Rimsky-Korsakov). Caprice (Delius)
Lawrence Tibbett (baritone): Myself, when Young (In a Persian Garden) (Lehmann)
Programmes for all Regions 5.0-6.0
877 kc/s REGIONAL 342.1 m.
1013 kc/s MIDLAND 296.2 m.
668 kc/s NORTH 449.1 m.
804 kc/s WALES 373.1 m.
977 kc/s N. IRELAND 307.1 m.
767 kc/s SCOTTISH 391.1 m.
5.0 'At the Oul Lammas Fair at Ballycastle - O!'
A programme about one of Northern Ireland's most famous Fairs (From Northern Ireland) Ballycastle Oul Lammas Fair, immortalised in the song 'The Oul Lammas Fair', preserves many charming traditional customs, though it has not entirely escaped touches of modernity here and there. The progressive young farmer, for instance, now arrives in a car, and the train home at night is no longer kept waiting because the guard has noticed that some of the folk he brought in the morning are still at the revels.
5.30 ' Highland Games'
A programme about one of Scotland's most interesting customs, including records from a running commentary on the Crieff Highland Gathering
Some of the records recently made when the Outside Broadcast Department paid a visit to the famous Highland Gathering at Crieff will be used in this programme, which is all about one of Scotland's most popular holiday institutions. The programme will tell about famous games and famous athletes, and perhaps there will be time for a record or two by a champion piper.
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
including Weather Forecast and Sport
at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. ChappellandCo. Ltd.)
Joan Cross (soprano)
Louis Kentner (pianoforte)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
A number of fine musicians from Czechoslovakia have lately been earning a European reputation. One of the latest to become known in London is Louis Kentner , who created something of a stir last season with his performances of Liszt's music, in which he showed himself to be a great interpretive artist and a brilliant technician.
Born in 1905, Mr. Kentner received his musical education at Budapest, studying under various distinguished musicians including Kodaly. Among many important prizes he has carried off are the Chopin Prize in Warsaw and the Liszt Prize in Budapest, both for piano. Mr. Kentner is already known throughout Europe as one of the leading Czech pianists of today. He first appeared in England in 1935 and in May last year he made his microphone debut. This will be his first appearance at the Proms.
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax): 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), promenade (payment at doors only) 2s.
Sir Henry J.
Winifred Small (violin)
Maurice Cole (pianoforte)
with FRED LATHAM and PAT TAYLOR from Giro's
including Weather Forecast