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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: THE BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Hooton Mitchell (bass)
The drama of the Norwegian poet, Bjornson, Sigurd Jorsalfar (Sigurd the Crusader), is a tale of Norway in the time of the Crusades. Sigurd and his brother, Eystein, sons of the great Harald, are fierce rivals, each reigning over part of Norway. At the end of the play they become reconciled and dedicate themselves jointly to the service of their country. Grieg wrote incidental music for the production of the play, afterwards recasting several of the movements in the form of a very effective Suite.

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Peter Montgomery
Bass: Hooton Mitchell
Unknown: Sigurd Jorsalfar

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Denise Lassimonne

Contributors

Unknown: Denise Lassimonne

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Berlin State Opera House Orchestra, conducted by Weissmann : Overture. the Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Orchestre Symphonique (of Paris), conducted by Philippe Gaubert , Solo violin, Henry Merckel : Danse macabre (Dance of Death) (Saint-Saens)
Brussels Royal Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Desire Defauw: Mephisto Waltz (Liszt)

Contributors

Conducted By: Philippe Gaubert
Violin: Henry Merckel

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg
May Huxley (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Daniel Melsa
Conductor: Eric Fogg
Soprano: May Huxley

: THE CARLTON HOTEL ORCHESTRA

Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel, London

Contributors

Directed By: Rene Tapponnier

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799), the contemporary and friend of Haydn and Mozart, is now remembered only because of the chamber music he produced so prolitically. But he also wrote some symphonic programme-music of great interest. His Ovid ' symphonies are probably the finest examples of pre-Beethovenian programme-music in existence.
There were originally twelve, but those of the second set have been lost, though we know their subjects. ' Three years ago wrote Ditters dorf in his autobiography, ' I hit upon the idea of writing some characteristic symphonies on subjects from Ovid's " Metamorphoses ", and on my arrival in Vienna ' (i.e., in 1786) ' I had twelve of the kind ready.' In Vienna he performed the first six-the set that survive— at a concert in the Augarten, the others a week later at a theatre concert.
' The Fall of Phaeton' is the second symphony of the set. The first movement depicts ' the Palace of the Sun raised on stately columns', while the finale paints Jupiter, thundering aloud, and darting the poised lightnfhg against the charioteer, at the same time depriving him of his life and his seat; and by his ruthless fire restraining the flames '.

Contributors

Musicians: The BBC Midland Orchestra Leader: Alfred Cave
Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Smetana was an intensely national composer, and Prague was his centre. In that city he produced eight operas, written on Czech subjects and based upon Czech music. Of these, The Bartered Bride is the most famous. It is, in fact, one of the world's finest comic operas. Although it was written eighty years ago, the vitality and colour of the music made a deep impression when it was revived two years ago at Sadler's Wells.
The overture was known to English audiences for many years before any other part of the opera was heard. The rhythmic rush of the string passages with which the overture opens is one of the most irresistibly sparkling passages in all music, and the whole overture is the gayest thing imaginable.

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: SONGS OF THE UKRAINE

The BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The Ploughing Farmers Lullaby
The Cossacks' March
Mohyla
A Cry in the Night Cossack Romance
(All arranged by Alexander Koshetz )

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Arranged By: Alexander Koshetz

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: BUXTEHUDE-4

(1637-1707)
Organ Music played by C. H. Trevor
Prelude and Fugue in A Three Choral Preludes:
1 Vater unser im Himmelreich (Our Father which art in Heaven). 2 In dulci jubilo. 3 Ach, Herr, mich armen Sunder (Lord, a poor sinner)
Passacaglia in D minor

Contributors

Played By: C. H. Trevor

: SONGS YOU MIGHT NEVER HAVE HEARD—No. 2

A programme of new songs for whose probable popularity you are invited to vote
The singers
Morgan Davies
Marjorie Essex
Gerry Fitzgerald
Helen Raymond
The Tin Pan Alley Trio
A Section of the BBC Men's Chorus
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
Reginald Foort at the BBC Theatre Organ
Ivor Dennis at the piano
Compere, Bryan Michie
All the songs included in this programme were selected by a Committee of Listeners

Contributors

Singers: Morgan Davies
Singers: Marjorie Essex
Unknown: Gerry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Helen Raymond
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Conducted By: Reginald Foort
Unknown: Ivor Dennis
Unknown: Bryan Michie

: A RECITAL

Paul Hermann (violoncello)
John Ireland (pianoforte)

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Hermann
Pianoforte: John Ireland

: ' MENDIP, WOT ON'T'

An Impression of its Life, History, and Legend
Arranged by Felix Felton in co-operation with Eldred G. F. Walker
(North Somerset) and 'MAN 0' MENDIP'
(Western Programme)

Contributors

Arranged By: Felix Felton
Unknown: Eldred G. F. Walker

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS

: JACK JACKSON AND HIS BAND

with HELEN CLARE
JACK COOPER
JOE FERRIE and THE JACKDAWS from the Dorchester Hotel

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Jack Cooper
Unknown: Joe Ferrie

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Maggie Teyte (soprano),
Alfred Cortot (pianoforte): En sourdine ; Fantoches ; Clair de lune ; Les Ingenus (Fetes Galantes) (Debussy). Le Tombeau des Naiades (Chansons de Bilitis) (Debussy)

Contributors

Soprano: Alfred Cortot








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