New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens : Tintagel (Bax)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: In a Summer Garden (Delius)
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kajanus : Tapiola (Op. 112) (Sibelius)
at the Organ of the Forum Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Robert Davies (bass-baritone)
John Foulds is a Manchester man, and at one time played the cello in the Halle Orchestra. In London he has had an extensive experience as a conductor and as an organiser of concerts. He has written a large number of compositions ; songs, piano pieces, chamber music, and orchestral works. One of his most ambitious works is A World Requiem ', which was specially composed in remembrance of the War.
It is also interesting to note that he was one of the early experimenters in the use of a quarter-tone system, and in this respect anticipated the inventions of several Central European composers.
Directed by Philip Martell from the Commodore Theatre,
from the Milton Hall , Manchester
Irene Richards (violin)
Dorothy Canberra (soprano)
Accompanist, Dora Gilson
Hugh Ross Williamson
Conductor, G. W. Hespe
The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Sir Adrian Boult : Overture, Op. 3-Les Francs Juges (The Judges of The Secret Court) (Berlioz)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Julius Priiwer , solo pianoforte, Alexander Brailowsky : Concerto for pianoforte and orchestra in E minor, Op. 1 (Chopin)-1 Allegro maestoso. 2 Larghetto : Romanza. 3 Rondo : Vivace
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Koussevitzky: Symphony in D, Op. 25 (Classical) (Prokofiev)-1 Allegro. 2 Larghetto. 3 Gavotte : Non troppo allegro. 4 Finale : Molto vivace
All arrangements by Yascha Krein
Directed by Pipe- Major Hance Gates
Pipe- Major Hance
including Weather Forecast
7.20 Regional Bulletin for Farmers
at the Organ of the Union Cinema,
by John Coates (tenor)
Listeners hardly need to be reminded that a John Coates recital is rather different from an ordinary recital. Not only does he do his own announcing, he does it in a way that seems to bring him in close personal touch with every listener before he has sung a note.
Coates has been singing in public since he was five ; at least, he began to sing in his father's choir at that age. Strangely enough, he began his adult career as a baritone ; he was in his middle thirties before he emerged as a tenor. He is equally at home in the concert-hall and on the opera stage, in Tudor music and in Wagner. Elgar wrote the tenor parts in The Apostles and The Kingdom with his voice in mind.
Although coloured dance orchestras are generally considered by British listeners to be a monopoly of the American entertainment world, it may be surprising to many to know that we have a counterpart in this country. America has Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and other famous Negro bands, but tonight is to be broadcast our own Negro band in Ken Johnson with his all-British combination consisting of West Indian Negroes.
Ken Johnson , who has acquired the nickname of ' Snake-hips' for reasons which are quite obvious to those who have seen him on the stage, has been playing in this country now for a year and comes to the microphone tonight for the first time. He will endeavour to please the average listener who likes straightforward melodic playing, but, at the same time, he hopes that swing enthusiasts will compare his style of playing favourably with that of the best Negro bands which America can offer.
In which Radio Brings to Life
Curious Events of the Past and Present
Arranger and Compere,
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
The original ' Strange to Relate ', in which music, history, and personalities combined to tell their own anecdotes, was broadcast in April, 1936. Letters poured in from listeners, one enthusiast saying: ' Strange to relate, but we want more '.
The last broadcast was given in March, 1937, and the announcement that the series was to be revived met with enthusiasm in the Press. ' The Unknown Reporters ' have once again been finding out interesting things that are taking place in London, and Charles Brewer himself has been busy doing research to keep the programmes up to date. There are to be two more broadcasts in the series during the spring.
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SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS
with JUNE MALO from the Ritz Hotel
Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra : Air (from Suite No. 3, in D) (Bach)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Sir Adrian Boult (horn solo, Aubrey Brain): Nocturne (A Midsummer Night's Dream) (Mendelssohn)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Koussevitzky: Minuet of the Will o' the Wisps (Damnation of Faust) (Berlioz). Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie, arr. Debussy)
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