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Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Wilford Roberts (baritone)


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Baritone: Wilford Roberts


by Jehanne Chambard
Jehanne Chambard , of French origin, and now a British subject, commenced her musical career at the Conservatoire of Dijon, leaving with academic distinction to become a pupil of the world-famous Professor Teichmiiller in Leipzig, where she graduated with honours at the Conservatorium. Then she came to London, where she again added to her scholastic achievements at both the Royal College and the Royal Academy. Madame Chambard is in constant touch with modem French composers, in whose works she specialises. She has given frequent recitals in London, and has broadcast several times, the last occasion being July 5 this year.
Poulenc's Les Soirées de Nazelles
' Les Soirees de Nazelles ' is in the form of a Suite, with two cadenzas, and is dedicated to the ' Pianist's fingers '. The Suite had its origin in improvisations played by the composer to a circle of friends in his aunt's house at Nazelles, in Touraine, and the titles are indications of varying moods. It is intended to fill the needs of a twenty-minute modern piano work, which is easy and pleasant to listen to, which shows off the instrument and its player, and which is not a sonata or a fantasia. It might, in fact, be described as a series of studies in pianistic moods. Les Soirees de Nazelles ' was broadcast and performed for the first time on December 1, 1936. with the composer as soloist


Unknown: Jehanne Chambard
Unknown: Jehanne Chambard
Unknown: Madame Chambard


Philharmonic- Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Toscanini: Overture, Semiramide (Rossini)
British Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Fried: Suite. Sylvia (Delibes)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vaclav Talich : Three Slavonic Dances, Nos. 14, 15, and 16 (Dvorak)


Conducted By: Vaclav Talich


at the BBC Theatre Organ
' A Musical Weather Forecast'


Conductor, Eric Fogg


Conductor: Eric Fogg


Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel, London


Directed By: Rene Tapponnier


Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
'Sadko' (written in 1867, when the composer was only twenty-three ; revised in 1892) was composed many years before the opera on the same subject. The writing of an orchestral piece on the subject of Sadko, the minstrel of Novgorod who is carried off by the Sea-King's daughter and sets the whole submarine kingdom dancing to his music (thus causing an appalling storm on the surface of the ocean), was first suggested by Stassov to Balakirev; Balakirev passed it on to Mussorgsky, and Mussorgsky to Rimsky-Korsakov. Korsakov's ' programme ' is very simple and concise": Calm sea-Sadko's descent into the depths of the ocean-the Sea King's feast (Sadko's dance-tune growing wilder and wilder as the storm arises)-calm sea as at the beginning. Incidentally, Rimsky-Korsakov used the themes of this early orchestral piece in his opera Sadko, composed twenty-eight years later.


Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Hooton Mitchell (bass)


Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Bass: Hooton Mitchell


including Weather Forecast


A discussion on Old and New Jazz between Edgar Jackson and Spike Hughes illustrated by gramophone records


Unknown: Edgar Jackson
Unknown: Spike Hughes

: Puccini's Opera 'IL TABARRO'

(The Cloak)
Scene, On a barge moored at the quayside on the River Seine
Conductor, Herbert Menges
Producer, Clive Carey
Chorus Master, Geoffrey Corbett from Sadler's Wells Theatre
See the article bv Mosco Carner on page 9


Unknown: River Seine
Conductor: Herbert Menges
Producer: Clive Carey
Chorus Master: Geoffrey Corbett
Unknown: Mosco Carner
Michele, a bargee: Arnold Matters
Georgetta, his wife: Winifred Kennard
Luigi, a dock-hand: Tudor Davies
11 Tinea (' The Tench '): Powell Lloyd
II Talpa (' The Mole '): Sumner Austin
La Frugola (' The Ragpicker'), Talpa's wife: Edith Coates
A ballad seller: William Booth
Two lovers: Sybil Hambleton
Two lovers: Rhys Williams

: Scottish Dance Music

The Strings of The BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by Ian Whyte


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Ian Whyte


A programme of novelty numbers and solo pieces
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell
Calby McCord , the Singing Storyteller
Compere, Bryan Michie


Leader: Frank Cantell
Conductor: Charles Shadwell
Conductor: Calby McCord
Unknown: Bryan Michie


(including Weather Forecast)

: Jack Jackson and his Band

with Helene Clare, Jack Cooper, Joe Ferrie, The Jackdaws from the Dorchester Hotel
In the short space of four years Jack Jackson, who is not yet thirty, and has made such a success at the Dorchester Hotel, where he succeeded Ambrose's Blue Lyres, has shot to the top of his profession. He plays there nightly in the restaurant, and does most of his own musical arrangements. His music is notable for its enticing rhythm.
Helene Clare became a radio favourite overnight with Jackson's band. Jack Cooper, late of Ambrose's band, is a firmly established radio favourite. Joe Ferrie is Jackson's trombone player. The Jackdaws are a vocal harmony trio who are extremely popular in Jackson's broadcasts.


Bandleader: Jack Jackson Singer: Helene Clare
Singer: Jack Cooper
Trombone: Joe Ferrie


including Weather Forecast

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