at the Organ of the Dominion
Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
Gladys Knight (contralto)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Frederick R. Amor (viola)
A short story by J. Jefferson Farjeon read by Philip Cunningham
(First broadcast in the National programme on July 4)
'The voice of your telephone bell at 2 a.m. is entirely different from its voice at 2 p.m. It lacks the familiar note of security. It intrudes on comfort, introducing a disturbing sense of the unknown--of illness, accident, or worse ....
' I jumped out of bed..... I was alone in the house..... The telephone was in the passage. I seized the receiver .... In a hoarse whisper came the words : " Quick! For God's sake! Five, Endale Crescent ".'
from the University, Leeds
Aubrey Brain (horn)
Harold Bradbury (tenor)
At the pianoforte, Edward Allam
Richard Strauss 's father, Franz Strauss , was the first horn player in the Munich Opera Orchestra, so that it was natural the son should know a good deal about the instrument. The Horn Concerto is an early work written in his student days, when he was about seventeen. He composed a symphony at about the same time, which, though it was never published, has been several times performed, notably in England in 1896. Neither work quite reveals or quite conceals the later Strauss of ' Till Eulenspiegel' and ' Ein Helden leben'.
Gramophone Records of popular tunes you all remember
' The Hosiery and Knitwear
A discussion between P. Sargant
Florence and Herbert Buckler
(By permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by C. L. P. Ward from the Royal Air Force
C. L. P.
Leader, A. Spiero from the Hotel Victoria, London
Frank Crumit : Riding down from
Bangor (arr. Faruell). The Three Trees (McNaughton). Down by the Railroad Track. Antonio Pasquale Ramonio (Crumit)
A Cavalcade of famous Lyric
Authors, past and present
Ada Leonora Harris
R. P. Weston and Bert Lee
Devised and introduced by Bruce Sievier
At the pianos, Alan Paul and Albert Arlen
Presented by Mark H. Lubbock
by Helen Perkin
At the age of three Helen Perkin began to pick out tunes on the piano.
She studied with her mother until the age of eleven, when she had lessons with Arthur Alexander. When she was sixteen, she gained scholarships in both piano and composition to the Royal College of Music, where she studied until she was twenty-two after which she went to Vienna with the Octavia Travelling Scholarship. There she studied composition w th
Anton Webern and piano witn Eduard Steuermann.
Her first broadcast was at Savoy
Hill at the age of nineteen, when she played her own composition, a theme and variations for piano. Since then she has been heard frequently as a pianist and composer from the studios and at Promenade Concerts.
Brahms as a Miniaturist
Even those people who deny that
Brahms deserves to be placed alongside Beethoven as a symphonist all agree that he was unsurpassed as a miniaturist ; as a composer of songs and short piano pieces. The group of pieces, Opus 118, to be heard this evening will give listeners a good idea of Brahms's great genius in this direction.
with Cyril Grantham
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree I
In the Alstyne
A Memory of Archibald Joyce
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
including Weather Forecast
A Portrait of Samuel Butler , author of ' Erewhon ', by Stephen Potter
Production by M. H. Allen
Sheep-breeder, pamphleteer, painter, composer, novelist, philosopher, composer,half-a-dozen other things,
Samuel Butler was one of the most remarkable men of that most remarkable age, the Victorian. He was, in fact, the Complete Victorian-in fact the took all that his femllow-
Victorians cherished most, alike in religion and in science, and turned it inside out. But that profound antipathy concealed a still more profound affinity: Butler was himself essentially Victorian.
See the article on page 8
Myra Hess (pianoforte)
Philharmonic Orchestra Leader, David McCallum
Conducted by Leslie Heward from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessee,, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd
(including Weather Forecast) SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS
from the Piccadilly Hotel
including Weather Forecast