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: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Soprano: Ceinwen Rowlands

: THE FORUM THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Philip Martell from the Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Philip Martell

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

William Brownlow (baritone): I pitch my lonely Caravan at Night
(Eric Coates ). Two Eyes of Grey
(McGeogh). I did not know (Trotère)
Elsie Suddaby (soprano): The
Prayer to Our Lady (Ford). On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn). Mocking Fairy (Besly)
Hubert Eisdell (tenor): Love
Song is Sung (Russell). Looking for You (Sanderson). Back o' the Moon (Eric Coates )

Contributors

Baritone: William Brownlow
Unknown: Eric Coates
Soprano: Elsie Suddaby
Tenor: Hubert Eisdell
Unknown: Eric Coates

: County Cricket THE CHALLENGE MATCH

between
YORKSHIRE and MIDDLESEX
A commentary during play by Howard Marshall from Kennington Oval

Contributors

Play By: Howard Marshall

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Adelaide Beattie (soprano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Peter Montgomery
Soprano: Adelaide Beattie

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

by Cyril B. Maude from the City Hall,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril B. Maude

: THE HARP TRIO :

Tina Bonifacio (harp)
Harry Dyson (flute)
Gethyn Wykeham-George
(violoncello)

Contributors

Harp: Tina Bonifacio
Flute: Harry Dyson
Flute: Gethyn Wykeham-George

: THE TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
Meta Murray (soprano) from the Pavilion, Torquay

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Soprano: Meta Murray

: CECIL CHADWICK

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg

Contributors

Leader: Daniel Melsa
Conductor: Eric Fogg

: Medvedeff's Balalaika Orchestra

Izboushka
(A Gathering at the House of a Russian Peasant)

: THE SECOND NEWS

(Weather Forecast) and Sports Bulletin including a special account of the Cricket Challenge Match
Yorkshire v. Middlesex, at the Oval

: FIRST HOUSE TUESDAY

The Theatre Royal, Stockport
This is the tenth in the series of Variety broadcasts introducing new acts, or acts which have never before been broadcast from a Music-Hull
(Northern Programme)

: ' ECCENTRICS'

'William Beckford
An Eighteenth-Century Fantastic'
David Ayerst
(Western Programme)
William Beckford , son of the celebrated millionaire-patriot Lord Mayor of London, is one of the supreme instances of genius ruined by wealth. For Beckford's few writings show that he did possess something approaching literary genius. But having inherited a million pounds, with an additional hundred thousand a year, he exercised it only in brilliant trifles and in travel-letters, and frittered away his long life and most of his fortune in eccentricities, of which the most celebrated was the rebuilding of his home, Fonthill Abbey, with its three-hundred-foot tower.
Beckford's literary masterpiece, the oriental tale, ' Vathek ', was written in French-the English version is not his-at a single sitting of three days and two nights. He was then only twenty-two. Even earlier he had produced a ' History of Extraordinary Painters', according to Richard Garnett , 'to indulge his humour at the expense of the old housekeeper at Fonthill, who is said to have long continued to exhibit her master's pictures as works of Watersouchy, Og of Basan, and other creations of his invention '.

Contributors

Unknown: William Beckford
Unknown: David Ayerst
Unknown: William Beckford
Unknown: Richard Garnett

: 'THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE '

Three Centuries of Fun by Lance Sieveking
In co-operation with Harold Scott
Music under, the direction of Joseph Lewis
Characters
Two young men out for the evening in 1937 ; at the end of the eighteenth century and at the beginning and end of the nineteenth century
Several nice girls, also out for the evening
Mozart (at the age of eight) Grimaldi (the clown) Mr. Robson
Madame Vestris Miss Jenny Lind Sam Cowell
Mr. Leybourne (' Lion Comique ') Mr. Henry Irving (in ' The Bells') Miss Marie Lloyd
The Dancing Lulus Handel
Sir William Sterndale Bennett
Madame Bonzo (the Lady Balloonist) and others in pursuit of pleasure
The Cast
Anne Twigg , Elizabeth Adair , Ray Wallace , Beatrice Gilbert , Gwen Catley , Harold Scott , William Lyon Brown, Howard Marion-Crawford , Stephen Jack , John Rorke , Henry Cummings , David Lloyd , Edward
Fairs
Some of the Places Visited
The Devil's Tavern, Islington Spa, Mrs. Cornely's in Soho Square, The Cock Pit Royal, Vauxhall Gardens, Sadler's Wells, The Grecian Saloon, The Diorama in Regent's Park,
Astley's Royal Circus, Covent Gar den, The Oxford Music-Hall, The Royal Panopticon, The Crystal Palace, Olympia, The Egyptian Hall,
The Lyceum, etc., etc.
The Orchestra and a section of the BBC Chorus
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Produced by Lance Sieveking
'When all's said and done, there are only two or three basic forms of pleasure, complicate and elaborate them how you will.'
' The Pursuit of Pleasure' will be repeated on Thursday at 6.40 in the National programme

Contributors

Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Harold Scott
Unknown: Joseph Lewis
Unknown: Miss Jenny Lind
Unknown: Sam Cowell
Unknown: Miss Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Lulus Handel
Unknown: Sir William Sterndale Bennett
Unknown: Madame Bonzo
Unknown: Anne Twigg
Unknown: Elizabeth Adair
Unknown: Ray Wallace
Unknown: Beatrice Gilbert
Unknown: Gwen Catley
Unknown: Harold Scott
Unknown: William Lyon
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: Henry Cummings
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Covent Gar
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Produced By: Lance Sieveking

: A RECITAL

by Jean Pougnet (violin)
William Primrose (viola)
Jean Pougnet , one of the most gifted of our younger violinists, began to learn the violin at the age of seven under Rowsby Woof , and four years later he won the Ada Lewis scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. Within two or three years he won two further scholarships and in 1923, at the age of fifteen, Mr. Pougnet gave his first public recital at the Wigmore Hall. Apart from his solo recitals, listeners know him well as violinist in the London String Trio with Antony Pini and Angus Morrison.
William Primrose has earned the reputation of being one of the foremost virtuosos on the viola. Born at Glasgow, he studied the violin for three years at the Guildhall School of Music. Afterwards, he went to Brussels and studied with Ysaye for five years, and it was during that time that he turned his attention to the viola. Lionel Tertis once said that William Primrose ' produces a most beautiful tone, and there has never existed a viola player with such phenomenal technique'. It is interesting to hear that he has been engaged as principal viola in Toscanini's new Radio Orchestra in New York.

Contributors

Violin: Jean Pougnet
Viola: William Primrose
Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Rowsby Woof
Unknown: Ada Lewis
Unknown: Antony Pini
Unknown: Angus Morrison.
Unknown: William Primrose
Viola: Lionel Tertis
Unknown: William Primrose

: BRAM MARTIN AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA

with GENE CROWLEY from the Holborn Restaurant

Contributors

Unknown: Gene Crowley

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Wilhelm Kempff (pianoforte):
French Suite No. 5, in G (Bach). Siciliano from second flute Sonata (Bach, arr. Kempff). Moments musicals, Op. 94, Nos. 3 and 4 (Schubert)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Wilhelm Kempff








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