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: Weather Forecast.

for Farmers and Shipping


at the Organ of the Classic Cinema,


from the South Pier, Blackpool


Watcyn Watcyns (baritone)


The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Sir Adrian Boult : Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
Lotte Schoene (soprano): Mistress Ford's Aria-Nun eilt herbei (The Merry Wives of Windsor) (Nicolai)
Alexander Kipnis (bass) with Chorus: Falstaff's Drinking Song
Grand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch : Overture, Undine (Lortsing)
Emmy Bettendorf (soprano): Ich scheide nun aus Eurer Mitte
Ludwig 'Hoffman (bass), and Albert Peters (tenor): Im Wein ist
Wahrheit Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone), with Chorus: Nun ist's vollbracht


Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Soprano: Lotte Schoene
Bass: Alexander Kipnis
Unknown: Hans Knappertsbusch
Tenor: Albert Peters
Baritone: Wahrheit Heinrich Schlusnus


Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Alexander Fortune (tenor)


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack


Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel


Directed By: Rene Tapponnier


Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Fred Brough (violin)


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark
Violin: Fred Brough


(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Julian Clifford
In January, 1874, Ibsen wrote to Grieg, who was then thirty-one years of age, and making a name for himself as a national composer, and asked him to compose the necessary incidental music, which he briefly outlined, for a dramatised version of Peer Gynt. Grieg readily accepted the offer, and the play with Grieg's music was first performed with great success at the Christiana Theatre on February 24, 1876.
Grieg's Peer Gynt music is one of the most perfect examples of theatre music since it portrays with extraordinary pictorial vividness and suggests with great emotional expressiveness those dramatic climaxes and poetic moods of the play which seem to demand a musical background. Furthermore, a good proportion of the twenty-three vocal and instrumental numbers remain complete little tone poems if divorced from their histrionic associations.
Sibelius's ' King Christian ' Suite forms the incidental music to Adolf Paul 's tragedy of King Christian II, the sixteenth-century ruler of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, against whose treachery and tyranny Gustavus Vasa arose. Christian was driven from his kingdom, and in spite of an attempt to regain his power, he ended his days in prison, dying in 1559.


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Julian Clifford
Unknown: Christiana Theatre
Unknown: Adolf Paul


' (Weather Forecast) and Sports Bulletin including a special account of the Junior Lawn Tennis Championships

: The Little Mermaid

by Hans Andersen
Adapted for broadcasting by Marianne Helweg
Characters .
Music chosen and arranged by Maurice Brown
Production by Val Gielgud
'The Little Mermaid' was broadcast last night in the National programme


Author: Hans Andersen
Adapted for broadcasting by: Marianne Helweg
Music chosen and arranged by: Maurice Brown
Production: Val Gielgud
Narrator: Charles Lefeaux
Little Mermaid: Thea Holme
Grandmother: Irene Rooke
First Sister: Susan Taylor
Second Sister: Peggy Williams
Third Sister: Hilary Eaves
Sea-Witch: Philip Wade
Prince: Noel Dryden
King: J B Kowe
Neighbour King: Arthur Fayne
Princess: Ursula Strachey
First Daughter of the Air: Lesley Corbet Burcher
Second Daughter of the Air: Daphne Martin

: Northern Concert Party

including excerpts from
'The Little Theatre Cabaret'
Under the direction of Harry Tollfree from the Little Theatre, Saltburn and 'The Redcar Follies'
Under the direction of Ernest Binns from the New Pavilion, Redcar
(Northern Programme)
Harry Tollfree has been directing the Little Theatre Cabaret at Siltburn-by-the-Sea, on the Yorkshire coast, for the past seven years. The show has been broadcast for four successive years. It is run on intimate personality lines, and the ladies' dresses are a feature.
Humour, versatility, and good voices have all contributed to the Cabaret s perennial success.
The 'Redcar Follies' are one of Ernest Binn's celebrated summer shows. He is running no fewer than six concert parties in Northern coast resorts this summer, and his 'Arcadian Follies' at Blackpool broadcast in the National programme this afternoon.


Unknown: Harry Tollfree
Unknown: Ernest Binn

: A Programme of TZIGANE MUSIC

from Budapest
Joska Paradi and his Orchestra with Paul Kalmar


Unknown: Joska Paradi
Unknown: Paul Kalmar

: Promenade Concert

Part 2 from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Renee Chemet (violin)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra (ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
(Solo violin, Renee Chemet)
Like many other musicians, Ernest Chausson began as a lawyer, but at the age of twenty-five he gave up law for music. His first move was to enter Massenet's composition class at the Paris Conservatoire, and he also studied with Cesar Franck for three years. From Massenet he learnt to write with the utmost purity of texture and from Cesar Franck he derived his richness of harmonic colour and deep romantic feeling. These qualities are particularly discernible in Chausson's 'Poeme.' No better work could have been selected to show off Renee Chemet's distinctive qualities as a soloist.
Mme. Chemet is one of the foremost violinists of today. She combines all the elegance of the French style with the breadth and power of the German school. She made her debut as a soloist with Colonne s orchestra and soon afterwards appeared in Leipzig and Berlin under Nikisch. Since that time she has toured all over Europe, the United States, and Canada.
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.


Violin: Renee Chemet
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Musicians: Ernest Chausson
Unknown: Cesar Franck
Unknown: Cesar Franck
Unknown: Renee Chemet


(Midland Programme)


Unknown: Dick Harrison


including Weather Forecast


Gigli (tenor): 0 del mio dolce ardor (Paride ed Elena) (Gluck)
The New York Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Toscanini: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck)
Elisabeth Rethberg (soprano):
Elsa's Dream (Lohengrin) (Wagner)
Rosa Ponselle (soprano), and Ezio
Pinza (bass) with the Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, conducted by Giullo Settl : May Angels Guard Thee (The Force of Destiny) (Verdi)


Soprano: Elisabeth Rethberg
Soprano: Rosa Ponselle
Conducted By: Giullo Settl

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