Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Blodwen Caerleon (contralto)
with Don Carlos
Sophie Rowlands (soprano)
Tom Kinniburgh (bass) SOPHIE ROWLANDS AND TOM KINNIBURGH
from the Orpheus Restaurant,
Selecti (Soloist, JOYCE FORSTER )
by Arthur Alexander
Schumann's Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor occupied the composer about eight years. The second movement was written in June, 1830, the first and third in June, 1833, the fourth in its original form in 1835, then it was revised and completed in 1838, the whole sonata being published in 1839. It is often said that Schumann failed when writing in the larger and more extended musical forms. On the whole, this is probably true, but one of his most successful works is undoubtedly the G minor Piano Sonata, which is not only well written from a pianistic point of view but shows a wealth of invention and considerable imagination in the working out of the thematic material.
Leader, James Buyers
Conductor, Julius Harrison
Fred Dunworth (pianoforte)
James Buyers (violin) from the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings
Introduction: The Nursery at Night. The Dance of the Teddy Bear. The Dance of the Fairy Doll. The Dance of the wild Nigger Doll. The Dance of the Top and Ball. The Dance of the Sailor Doll. The Dance of the Toy Soldier. Finale : The Children's Dance
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Frederick Jackson (pianoforte)
Brahms's Sonata in A is one of his most melodious and lyrical works. It was conceived while spending the summer of 1886 on Lake Thun. Brahms's friend, Widmann, wrote a little ballad on the music, describing the scenes that inspired the composer. The first verse, freely translated, runs: ' Where the Aar flows softly from the lake to the little town many beautiful trees cast their shadows. I lay deep in the long grass and slept, dreaming lovely dreams.'
at the Organ of the Granada Cinema,
Presented by Frank Stewart
including Weather Forecast
A Musical Presentation by Peter Yorke and his Orchestra with Helen Raymond and Sam Costa
Compere, Bryan Michie
Town and Country Planning
A discussion between
Sir Raymond Unwin , Thomas Sharp , R. A. H. Livett , A.R.I.B.A.
Chairman, Anthony Bertram
Planning, Anthony Bertram argues, is not an interfering fad of busy-bodies. It is the method by which we can build beautiful cities and preserve the country, which is now not only the countryman's home but also the townsman's playground. Only a strong public opinion, he says. can prevent our cities being muddles, our country a shoddy suburbia, and our traffic problems a waste of life and time and money.
R. A. H.
Joy McArden (soprano)
Quintette Instrumental de Paris :
Rene Ie Roy (flute), Pierre James (harp), Rene Bas (violin), Pierre Grout (viola), Roger Boulme (violoncello) Sans hate
Anime Sans lenteur
The story of the tragic life and death of Maximilian of Habsburg, last Emperor of Mexico told by Count Alfred Hessenstein
Listeners have already heard four talks of personal recollections by Count Hessenstein, on gypsies, castles, and Budapest ; on Wagner and Munich ; on King Ludwig ; and on the three Emperors (William I, Frederick, and William II of Germany). Now he has compiled a programme round the tragedy of the Habsburg Archduke Maximilian , who went to Mexico as its emperor, backed by Eugenic and Napoleon III , lost his empire, was imprisoned, tried, and shot.
Count Hessenstein is a cousin of Count Augusto Salm , who was Lord Chamberlain to Maximilian's brother, Charles Ludwig , to whom the ill-fated Emperor of Mexico wrote regularly week by week. Count Hessenstein has compiled the programme from Maximilian's letters and his diary.
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: Paris-The Song of a Great City (Delius)
with JUNE MALO and HUGH FRENCH from the Ritz Hotel
including Weather Forecast
The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult : Nocturne (A Midsummer Night's Dream) (Mendelssohn)
Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir
Hamilton Harty : Dream Children, Op. 43 (Elgar)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola : Minuet and Ballet (Petite suite) (Debussy)