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: Gramophone Records Excerpts from Beethoven's opera ' FIDELIO '

The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter : Overture .
Friedrich Schorr (bass-baritone):
Pizzaro's Aria, Ha, welch ein Augenblick
Frieda Leider (soprano): Abscheulicher (Leonora's Aria)
Berger, Gottlieb, Domgraf-Fassbaender, and Wittrisch : Quartet, Mir ist so wunderbar
The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Mengelberg: Overture, Leonore No. 3
Gottlieb, Ludwig, Grossmann, and Domgraf-Fassbaender: Quartet, Er sterbe doch er soil erst wissen
The composition of the opera Fidelio, which was commissioned by Mozart's old friend Schikaneder, who was manager of the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, occupied Beethoven during the period 1805-6. As in the case of most of his big works, Beethoven appears to have taken endless trouble over the moulding and polishing of his first and only opera. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest operas of the nineteenth century and contains some of Beethoven's finest music, as the present programme of excerpts will show.

Contributors

Conducted By: Bruno Walter
Bass-Baritone: Friedrich Schorr
Soprano: Frieda Leider

: THE NEW VICTORIA CINEMA ORCHESTRA

Directed by Sydney Phasey from the New Victoria Cinema,
Bradford

Contributors

Directed By: Sydney Phasey

: THE SONG REPORTER

Ian Stewart

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: THE VAGABOND LOVER

Cavan O'Connor with Lorna Hubbard and Rae Jenkins 's Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Cavan O'Connor
Unknown: Lorna Hubbard
Unknown: Rae Jenkins

: FAMILIAR POETRY

Take, 0 take those lips away
(Shakespeare)
Fain would I, but I dare not
(Raleigh)
La Belle Dame sans Merci (Keats)
To his Coy Mistress (Marvell)
The Constant Lover (Suckling)
The Phoenix and the Turtle (Shakespeare)
For Godsake hold your tongue and let me love (Donne)
Mariana (Tennyson)
To Autumn (Keats)
Read by David Lloyd-James

Contributors

Read By: David Lloyd-James

: A RECITAL

Vera Canning (violoncello)
Arnold Goldsbrough (organ)

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Goldsbrough

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Cecil Turner

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Turner

: WELCOME YULE

A programme written by David Kean Christmas Eve, 1837, at Highwood Hall, the home of Squire Allworthy who, for many years, has maintained the tradition of his ancestors by inviting his friends and relations to celebrate Yuletide with all the customs and revels which the period possesses
Music, Dancing, The Yule Log, The
Waits, Songs and Laughter
Heap on more wood, the wind grows chill,
But let it whistle as it will:
We'll keep our Merry Christmas still
The Cast will include
Vivienne Chatterton
Brember Wills
Kathleen Sothcott
Julian Somers
Gwen Lewis
H. Brough Robertson
The Stanton Handbell Ringers
A Section of the BBC Chorus and the Orchestra under the direction of Harry Bidgood
Production by William MacLurg
(Empire Programme)

Contributors

Written By: David Kean
Unknown: Squire Allworthy
Unknown: Kathleen Sothcott
Unknown: Julian Somers
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: H. Brough Robertson
Production By: William MacLurg

: THE BATH PUMP ROOM ORCHESTRA

Leader, Norman Rouse
Conductor, Maurice Miles from the Pump Room, Bath

Contributors

Leader: Norman Rouse
Conductor: Maurice Miles

: A rehearsal of ' ALADDIN '

Tom Arnold 's pantomime with Arthur Riscoe
Elsie Randolph
Jean Colin
Charles Austin
Edwin Stiles
Jerry Verno
W. S. Percy
Kennedy Russell and his Orchestra
Staged by Robert Nesbitt
From the Adelphi Theatre

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Arnold
Unknown: Arthur Riscoe
Unknown: Elsie Randolph
Unknown: Jean Colin
Unknown: Charles Austin
Unknown: Edwin Stiles
Unknown: Jerry Verno
Unknown: W. S. Percy
Unknown: Kennedy Russell
Unknown: Robert Nesbitt

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ in a programme of Hits of Yesterday and Today

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: THE WORLD GOES BY

A Radio Magazine
Introduced by F. H. Grisewood

Contributors

Introduced By: F. H. Grisewood

: Northern Music-Hall VARIETY

from
THE ARGYLE THEATRE,
BIRKENHEAD
December 21, 1868, sixty-nine years and a day ago, saw the grand opening of the Argyle, Birkenhead, with a bill composed of the stars of the day. The management could not have dreamed that after the Lauders, the Lloyds, the Tiches, and the Sheridans, broadcasting would come along to make ' the little old Argyle ' Britain's best-known music-hall, with a world-wide reputation.
The promise of those old pioneers has been more than fulfilled, but tonight the Argyle looks into the future rather than over its shoulder and presents a programme composed largely of young talent. It is hoped that listeners will hear Jack Lewis 's Twenty Singing Scholars, ' Twenty Young Stars of Tomorrow', in a whirl of melody and song. Every boy is an accomplished instrumentalist and vocalist. They combine excellent harmony singing with snappy musical numbers ; Winnie Collins and Charles Brooks , the famous musical comedy pair, in their latest concoction of merry wit ; Peter Dare , a new light comedian making his first appearance in radio Variety after a successful run in Floodlight ; and Archie Hill , the well-known operatic tenor, in a selection of popular classics.

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Lewis
Unknown: Winnie Collins
Unknown: Charles Brooks
Unknown: Peter Dare
Unknown: Archie Hill

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
A Programme by British Composers

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: 'THE ERRING UNDER-SECRETARY'

A play for broadcasting by Francis Beeding
The characters are
Peter Hamilton
Clark, his manservant
The Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Curtis ,
Under-Secretary to the Home Office
Colonel Granby, of the British Intelligence Service
Walker, his manservant Charles Matthews
Joe and The Dude, his accomplices Madame Grazielli , a prima donna Monica Cooper , her secretary
The characters also include : Call-boys, taximen, landlady, constable, railway station officer, two small boys, bus conductor
Produced by John Cheatle

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Francis Beeding
Unknown: Peter Hamilton
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Curtis
Unknown: Charles Matthews
Unknown: Madame Grazielli
Unknown: Monica Cooper
Produced By: John Cheatle

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS

: OSCAR RABIN AND HIS ROMANY DANCE BAND

will play for dancing from Hammersmith Palais de Danse

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Lili Krauss (pianoforte): Andante con variazioni (Haydn)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Lili Krauss








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