Wanda Landowska (pianoforte), with Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Walter Goehr : Concerto No. 26 in D (K. 537) (The Coronation) (Mozart) —1 Allegro. 2 Larghetto. 3 Allegretto
Directed by Sydney Phasey from the New Victoria Cinema,
Conductor, William Pethers from the Hippodrome Theatre,
by Aneurin Rees from Walter Road Congregational
A running commentary by Richard North at the Start
J. L. Topham at the Grand Stand and a description at the Parade Ring from the Town Moor Racecourse,
As the world has been" told many times before, in the RADIO TIMES and elsewhere, the St. Leger, which nowadays attracts a quarter of a million people to Doncaster every year, originated in a modest sweep-stake of twenty-five guineas proposed by a Colonel Anthony St. Leger in 1776. Only six entrants lined up for the original race, which was quite a minor feature of the usual September Doncaster meeting. The race was not given its present name until 1778.
The St. Leger is the last of the five ' classic ' races of the year, all limited to three-year-olds. It is open to both colts and fillies.
Follow the race on the plan on page 46
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg
Joan Cross (soprano)
from the Pump Room,
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by Ian Whyte
Berlioz's opera Benvenuto Cellini proved a failure wherever it was produced. In 1853 it was given one performance, conducted by the composer, at Covent Garden, which was very badly received. Berlioz, describing the occasion, says with characteristic irony that the overture had ' a rather extravagant success whilst everything else during the evening was hissed with a unanimity and an energy that, in themselves, were much to be admired.' The 1 Roman Carnival ' Overture is another version of the Overture to Benvenuto Cellini and was intended by Berlioz to be an independent work.
One of the most amazing feats of Mozart's wonderful career of less than thirty-six years was the production within six weeks of three great symphonies, each one of them a masterpiece.
Symphony No. 41 in C, was the last of the three, and not only the last but by common consent the greatest of all his symphonies. No one knows who gave it the title ' the Jupiter' but the whole world of music has long accepted it as in every way fitting for so great a work.
Petite Suite Debussy
1 En bateau (In a Boat). 2 Cortege. 3 Minuet. 4 Ballet
Debussy's ' Petite Suite ' was originally composed, about a dozen years before the ' Nocturnes as a duet for piano (four hands), the medium to which Schubert was so much attracted, and to which many composers after him have been drawn at least once in their career. It was, for instance, the original form of Ravel's popular 'Mother Goose' suite which he afterwards expanded into a ballet.
The ' Petite Suite' was first played by the composer with Jacques Durand , a son of his publisher who had been a fellow student with him. It was the latter who made the piano solo transcription which is in general use, but the orchestral version is the work of Henri Biisser , a prix de Rome of 1893, who is known as the composer of several operas and a ballet.
Cyril King and Jack Prince
(Weather Forecast) and Sports Bulletin
A Programme of Gramophone Records by Eric Gillett
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
' William Dunbar '
Read by Jean Taylor Smith and Tom Smith
The Scottish poet, William Dunbar , is almost as shadowy a historical figure as Shakespeare himself. He was Born some time in the 1460's and died some time before 1530-he may even have been killed at Flodden in 1513. He was at one time a Franciscan friar and later a salaried poet at the court of James IV of Scotland. But Dunbar's poems-his humorous satires and melodious lyrics-give an unconsciously drawn self-portrait of a boisterous but very attractive personality.
Dunbar's poems were first printed in 1508 by Chepman and Myllar, who had introduced the art of printing into Scotland the year before.
with FRED LATHAM and PAT TAYLOR from Ciro's
including Weather Forecast
The BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult : Nocturne, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Albert Wolff : Suite, Pelleas et Melisande (Faure)