Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Dorothy Rodgers (contralto)
(All arrangements by Gilbert Stacey )
Gilbert Stacey began his career as solo chorister at Lichfield Cathedral and at the age of thirteen played the organ for services there. He then went to Paris and studied under Vincent d'Indy, and on his return to England made a name for himself as a pianist, composer, and conductor. For two years Mr. Stacey was pianist and arranger for the Squire Celeste Octet, and as a conductor he toured with the late Max Darewski , and has appeared on many occasions as conductor of his own compositions.
by Louise Gargurevich
. Louise Gargurevich , who is of Jugoslavian-French descent, comes from Australia, where she made her first appearance as a pianist at the age of fourteen at the Melbourne Town Hall. In 1932 Miss Gargurevich made her debut in London, where she gave two recitals with high success. Since that time she has toured all over the British Isles and many parts of the Empire.
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent : Overture, Rosamunde (Schubert)
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood : Chant sans paroles (Song without words) (Tchaikovsky)
The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Hungarian Dance No. 6, in D (Brahms). Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 (Liszt)
Sir Henry J.
at the BBC Theatre Organ
Trees, Gardens, and Flowers
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conducted by Clifton Helliwell
Enid Cruickshank (contralto)
In this musical jest Mozart is poking fun not only at the simple musicians who meet together of an evening in the village inn to make music for their own pleasure, but also at the clumsy and maladroit composer. The players are all given chances of being as absurd as they like ; the solo violin, particularly, is invited to indulge in a display of real futility.
There are four movements: the first, Allegro, begins with a very elementary tune, harmonised with the most child-like simplicity. The second is a Minuet, marked Maestoso, and though it, too, is very obvious in its design, there are little snatches of real Mozart-like grace which he clearly could not resist inserting. In the same way, the Adagio cantabile, which is the third movement, begins with a melody which Mozart need not have blushed to give us even in a serious work. The last movement, a bustling Presto, is rather like the first in its simple outlines.
Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel
The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Two Siberian Melodies:
My Destiny It was at Sunrise
(All arrangements by Medvedeff)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Phyllis Sellick (pianoforte)
including Weather Forecast and Sport
' Are Brains a Handicap ? '
Devised by Christopher Hollis
at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Jeanne Dusseau (soprano)
Margaret Balfour (contralto)
Parry Jones (tenor)
Harold Williams (baritone)
The BBC Choral Society
(Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
Of the singers to be heard this evening, the appearance of Jeanne Dusseau is of special interest, for it is this artist's debut at the Proms. Of Scottish ancestry but Canadian by adoption, Mme. Dusseau first made her name at the Chicago Opera, to which she was introduced by Mary Garden. On her return to Canada, Mme. Dusseau became interested in folk song, and did much to revive the neglected French-Canadian songs. In 1931 she sang for the first time in New York, where she made a great success.
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.
The Radiobiography of HUNTLEY WRIGHT
Fifty Years on the Stage!
The Programme presented by Leslie Baily and Charles Brewer and Compered by the Playgoer with the support of Jose Collins
(returning from her retirement)
Betty Huntley Wright and a recording of Dame Marie Tempest
The cast also includes
J. B. Rowe , Cyril Nash , Gladys Marloe , Macdonald Parke ,
The BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
' Star-Gazing' was broadcast in the National programme on Wednesday. See the article on this series, by Leslie Baily , on page 10
with JUDY SHIRLEY
DONALD MARVIN and JACK, JOCK, and JIMMIE
including Weather Forecast
Egon Petri (pianoforte) : Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 (Brahms)