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: THE BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Philip Whiteway (violin)
Borodin's.' In the Steppes of Central Asia' was originally written as a musical background to one of a series of historical tableaux vivants shown during the celebrations of the silver jubilee of the Tsar Alexander 11 in 1880. The music illustrates the following scene: 'The silence of the sandy steppes of Central Asia is interrupted by the first sounds of a peaceful Russian song. Then the melancholy refrain of an Oriental song is heard, and with it the tramp of horses and camels. A caravan escorted by Russian soldiers is crossing the immense desert, fearlessly continuing. its long journey under the protection of the Russian troops. The caravan proceeds on its way. The songs of the Russians and those of the Asiatics gradually blend together in the same harmony ; their refrains are heard for some time and finally die away in the distance.'

Contributors

Conducted By: Peter Montgomery
Violin: Philip Whiteway
Unknown: Tsar Alexander

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Dorothy Folkard

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Folkard

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Orchestra of the Berlin State
Opera, conducted by Weissmann : Overture, Poet and Peasant (Suppe)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Valse triste, Op. 44 (Sibelius)
Orchestra of the Berlin State
Opera, conducted by Weissmann: Coppelia Fantasy (Delibes)
The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski: Bacchanale (Samson and Delilah, Act 3) (Saint-Saens). March of the Caucasian Chief (Ippolitov-Ivanov)

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg
The subject of Walton's Overture, first performed in 1926, is the place of embarkation, before the days of piers and landing-stages, known for centuries as Portsmouth Point. Thomas Rowlandson , the eighteenth-century caricaturist, made a colour print of it, and Walton's music was inspired by this breezy, bustling, humorous picture.

Contributors

Leader: Daniel Melsa
Conductor: Eric Fogg
Unknown: Thomas Rowlandson

: THE CARLTON HOTEL ORCHESTRA

Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel

Contributors

Directed By: Rene Tapponnier

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
It was not until 1800, when Beethoven was thirty years of age, that he embarked upon his First Symphony in C, which is more or less carefully modelled on the conventional lines followed by his predecessors. In the Second Symphony in D, however, he shows complete mastery over technical problems, and although he still accepts the symphonic pattern of Haydn and Mozart and uses the normal classical orchestra without trombones, the firm and unmistakable signature of Beethoven is apparent throughout, particularly in the fiery first movement. And there is one magical passage near the end of the finale that could have been written by no one else.
While on a short holiday in the country in 1873 Tchaikovsky wrote his Fantasy ' The Tempest ' in ten days. He tells us that ' I found myself in a mood of serene exbltation, wandered in the day through the woods, walked each evening in the deep valley, and at night, sitting by the open window, listened to the solemn silence all around, broken now and again by some indefinite sound of nature. During those two weeks, without the least labour-just as if I had been guided by some supernatural power-I sketched out my "Tempest ".' It was first performed at Moscow on December 19 of that year.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: HANWELL SILVER BAND

Conductor, J. C. Dyson

Contributors

Conductor: J. C. Dyson

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Hilda Bor

Contributors

Unknown: Hilda Bor

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: SCOTS SONGS FOR ENGLISH SINGERS

The second of the Scottish folk song recitals introduced by Sir Hugh Roberton and sung by members of the Glasgow Orpheus Choir
(Scottish Programme)

Contributors

Introduced By: Sir Hugh Roberton

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Muriel Brunskill (contralto)

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite
Contralto: Muriel Brunskill

: 'I REMEMBER'

Presented by Percy Edgar

Contributors

Presented By: Percy Edgar

: Violet Carson

Songs, at the Piano
(Northern Programme)
'Entertainer at the piano' is a very good description for Violet Carson, who during the last two years has become increasingly well known, and well liked, among listeners in the North. She is a most versatile artist - solo pianist, accompanist, and 'straight' singer. Recently she contributed some delightful songs at the piano to the North's new and popular 'After Dinner' cabaret show, produced by David Porter , who has also presented Violet Carson in a number of short Variety interludes during recent months.

Contributors

Unknown: Violet Carson
Produced By: David Porter
Unknown: Violet Carson

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS

: OSCAR RABIN AND HIS ROMANY DANCE BAND

with BILLY NICHOLLS
HARRY DAVIS
BERYL DAVIS and THE ROMANIACS from the Palais de Danse,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Nicholls
Unknown: Harry Davis
Unknown: Beryl Davis

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: 'THE ABBOT AND THE LEARNED WOMAN'

A Colloquy from Erasmus's
' Roterodamus '








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