Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Jack Lewis (tenor)
with Louise Hayward
Hilda Searle (soprano)
William Parsons (baritone)
from the Orpheus Restaurant, Belfast
by Norman Tucker
Leader, Harry Lipman
Conductor, Herbert Lodge from the Town Hall, Worthing
Norina Semino (violoncello)
John Pauer (pianoforte)
at the Organ of the Plaza Theatre,
Directed by Jack Hardy with John Bowes (baritone) (Northern Programme)
at the BBC Theatre Organ
' All Round the British Isles'
including Weather Forecast
A programme of Traditional Songs from B.ourbonnais, Auvergne,
Brittany, and Burgundy
The Choir of the University of Dijon
Conductor, Robert Jardillier from Dijon
Willie Lewis and his Orchestra from Paris
Quartet on the name
B-la-f played by The Kutcher String Quartet:
Samuel Kutcher (violin)
Max Saalpeter (violin)
Raymond Jeremy (viola)
Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
With an introduction by M. D. Calvocoressi
' The Belaiev Circle ', formed about the middle of the 1880's, consisted of Rimsky-Korsakov and a group of young ex-pupils of his, who used to meet in the house of the wealthy music lover, Belaiev. Belaiev began by printing his young friends' compositions at his own expense and eventually founded one of the biggest music-publishing firms in Russia.
An amateur viola-player himself, he was very fond of chamber music and the circle gathered at his house every Friday to play and hear quartets. Hence the title ' Fridays ' given to the collection of short quartet pieces written by the members of the circle. The ' B-la-f ' Quartet was written for Belaiev's 'name-day' in November, 1886.
Further programmes in this series will be broadcast on Tuesday (National, 6.25), Thursday (National,
10.20), and Saturday (Regional, 7.30).
The Radiobiography of MARIE BURKE
Presented by Leslie Baily and Charles Brewer
Compered by The Playgoer
Marie Burke will recall'memories of her travels in song around the world, assisted by: Warde Morgan her leading man in Australia
Davy Burnaby with her in ' Waltzes from Vienna '
Frank Collins theatrical producer
Johnny Fuller the famous Pantomime Cat
And the recorded voices of: Paul Robeson
Bobby Howes and Raymond Newell
The cast also includes :
J. B. Rowe , Veronica Brady ,
Anona Winn , Kaye Seeley ,
Grahame Clifford , Fred Duprez
The BBC Revue Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
' Star-Gazing ' will be broadcast again tomorrow at 8.0 in the National programme
Marie Burke made her first appearance on the stage at the London Pavilion in 1919 as Isilde in Afgar and was an immediate success. In 1922 she made her debut in New York in Make it Snappy with Eddie Cantor.
She has appeared in vaudeville in South Africa and Australia ; played lead in The Show Boat at Drury Lane in 1928, and in The Student Prince at the Piccadilly in 1929. In 1931 she starred in Waltzes from Vienna ; in 1932 she was principal boy at Manchester in Mother Goose and in 1933 at Liverpool in Dick Whittington ; in 1934 and 1935 she starred in The Great Waltz (Waltzes from Vienna) in New York. Listeners will remember her broadcasts last year in songs and scenes from three famous comic operas'The Emerald Isle, Veronique, and The Grand Duchess; and in the leading rôle in The Three-Cornered Hat.
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS
from the Piccadilly Hotel
including Weather Forecast
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted bv Bruno Walter :
Eine kleine Nachtmusik , K. 525 (Night Music) (Mozart) — 1 Allegro. 2 Romanze. 3 Minuetto and Trio. 4 Rondo: Allegro