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: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Crue Davidson (contralto)

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack
Contralto: Crue Davidson

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Lucy Scollick

Contributors

Unknown: Lucy Scollick

: Gramophone Records MUSIC BY WALDTEUFEL

Emil Waldteufel , the French waltz king who was the young Johann Strauss 's only serious rival, was born in Strasbourg a hundred years ago-on December 9, 1837, to be precise. The centenary is being commemorated by several broadcasts this week, notably the special Waldteufel v programme on Sunday ifnd the BBC Welsh Orchestra's programme on Thursday.
Waldteufel studied at the Paris
Conservatoire under Marmontel, who was afterwards Debussy's piano-teacher. After a period of employment in a piano factory he became pianist to the Empress Eugenie. The present programme of gramophone records includes some of Waldteufel's most popular waltzes and polkas, such as the ' Skaters' Waltz ', ' Estudiantina ', and ' Tres Jolie '.

Contributors

Unknown: Emil Waldteufel
Unknown: Johann Strauss

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ Waltz Memories

: THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Eric Fogg
Miriam Licette (soprano)

Contributors

Conductor: Eric Fogg
Soprano: Miriam Licette

: 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
The Italian' Symphony
It is a curious fact that Mendelssohn complained that the ' Italian ' Symphony, completed in 1831, cost him some of the bitterest moments in his life, and in consequence it was not published until after his death, in 1847. Yet it is one of his finest works, perfect in workmanship and full of melodic charm and vital energy. We may ' safely conclude ', says Sir Donald Tovey , ' that Mendelssohn's own dissatisfaction with the " Italian " Symphony is rather an objection to the laws of human growth than the recognition of defects that self-criticism and revision can remedy. Certainly in the first three movements every bar and every note is in the right place, except for one tiny oversight in the slow movement which only a mistaken piety would leave uncorrected. As to the finale, no defect is discoverable ; but we can imagine that Mendelssohn could have wished to broaden its design towards the end.' Despite the excellence of this last movement, Mendelssohn had intended to revise it.
Liszt's ' Les Préludes'
Liszt's symphonic poem ' Les Preludes' is based on Lamartine's Méditations poétiques: 'What is life but a series of preludes to that unknown song whose initial solemn note is tolled by Death? The enchanted dawn of every life is love ; but where is the destiny on whose first delicious joys some storm does not break?-a storm whose deadly blast disperses youth's illusions, whose fatal bolt consumes its altar. And what soul, thus cruelly bruised when the tempest rolls away, seeks not to rest its memories in the calm. of rural life? Yet man allows himself not long to taste quietness that first attracted him to Nature's lap ; but when the trumpet gives the signal he hastens to danger's post, whatever be the fight which draws him to its lists, that in the strife he may once more regain full knowledge of himself and all his strength.'

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Sir Donald Tovey

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ
In a programme of popular classies

: THE BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
The Travelling Companion
Stanford's opera The Travelling Companion, which was so finely produced at Sadler's Wells in 1935, is based on one of Hans Andersen 's most fantastic tales. Many readers will remember about the good young man who saved a corpse from desecration and got in return a Travelling Companion of almost unlimited powers, who outguessed the beautiful witch-princess and won for his young friend her hand and the reversion of the kingdom.
Great Music by Brahms Brahms 's Variations on a Theme by Haydn is one of the greatest works of its kind, showing an ingenuity of treatment that remain as fresh and expressive today as when it was first performed in 1873. The climax of the work is the finale, which is a magnificent passacaglia, the ground or repeated bass of which is derived from the opening Haydn theme (the ' Chorale St. Antonii ').

Contributors

Conducted By: Peter Montgomery
Unknown: Hans Andersen
Music By: Brahms Brahms

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: DANCE MUSIC FROM AMERICA

Eddy Duchin and his Orchestra from the Hotel Plaza, New York City

Contributors

Unknown: Eddy Duchin

: Northern Music-Hall VARIETY

from
THE WINTER GARDENS,
MORECAMBE

: ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCES

The BBC
Midland Orchestra

: 'THEMES OF LONDON'

A New Radio Pot-Pourri by Julius Buerger
Big Ben-Old street cries-Vauxhall Gardens-Victorian Ballroom-The Band - Stand — Edwardian Musical Comedy — Music - Hall — Jazz —
Big Ben
The presentation by Henrik Ege
Lorely Dyer (soprano)
Gwen Catley (soprano)
Derek Oldham (tenor)
John Rorke (baritone)
Bertha Willmott
Sam Costa
The Radio Three
Reginald Foort at the BBC Theatre
Organ
The BBC Chorus, Section C
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Julius Buerger
Presentation By: Henrik Ege
Soprano: Lorely Dyer
Soprano: Gwen Catley
Tenor: Derek Oldham
Baritone: John Rorke
Baritone: Bertha Willmott
Unknown: Reginald Foort
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel : Fantasia on a theme by Tallis (Vaughan Williams)

Contributors

Unknown: Boyd Neel
Conducted By: Boyd Neel








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