Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Anne Duthie (soprano)
by Norman Greenwood
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: Overture, William Tell (Rossini)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Sylvia Ballet (Delibes)-Prelude. The Huntresses. Intermezzo. Valse lente. Pizzicato. Procession of Bacchus
New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar : Carissima (Dearest) (Elgar). Salut d'amour (Love's Greeting) (Elgar)
Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski : Finlandia (Sibelius)
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg
Sylvia Cecil (soprano)
Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel, London
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Svendsen was the son of a military bandmaster and held such a post himself while only in his teens. He had some experience, too, as an orchestral musician, and when only twenty-one set out on a tour of Sweden and 'Northern Germany. Two years later he obtained a grant from Charles XV to enable him to carry on his studies of the violin. Then misfortune overtook him, and paralysis of one of his hands, brought his career as a violinist to an end, and he was obliged to devote himself entirely to composition and conducting. For many years he was conductor of the musical association in Christiania, and in 1883 he became Court conductor at Copenhagen.
Among Svendsen's works are two symphonies, No. 1 in D and No. 2 in B flat, both of which strongly adhere to the classical design, though showing considerable individuality in melodic invention and orchestration.
- Extracts from Jack de Leon's presentation of 'WANTED FOR MURDER' by Percy Robinson and Terence de Marney now running at the Lyceum Theatre
The play produced by Maurice Colbourne , and arranged for broadcasting by Bruce Belfrage
The cast includes
Listeners are to hear excerpts from the Lyceum thriller Wanted for Murder by Percy Robinson and Terence de Marney. It is of interest that de Marney, who plays the lead in it himself, is a well-known broadcaster who has taken part in a number of radio plays. Arthur Sinclair , the famous Abbey Theatre player, broadcast in the part of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was given on the air for the Coronation.
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Directed by Jack Hardy with Violet Carson
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate Henry Bronkhurst (pianoforte)
Lyapunov (1859-1924) was a pupil, first of Nicholas Rubinstein , then of Balakirev. seventeen years of intimate friendship with the latter influenced him profoundly. Still, as Calvocoressi has pointed out, ' despite all the spiritual affinities between the two, Lyapunov, as a composer, remained very different from Balakirev. His music is more purely lyrical, less vehement, fundamentally contemplative. He was endowed with a keen sense of colour and poetry, but not with the burning energy (and attendant restlessness of imagination) that characterises Balakirev '.
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SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS
with GENE CROWLEY from the Holbom Restaurant
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Gerhard Husch (baritone): Gazing around. Oh, Star of Eve (Both from Tannhauser) (Wagner)
Lotte Lehmann (soprano):
Agatha's Aria (Der Freischiitz) (Weber)