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: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
David Lloyd (tenor)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Tenor: David Lloyd

: A LIGHT CLASSICAL CONCERT

Henriette Bagger (soprano)
The Entente String Quartet:
Dorothy Churton (violin)
Gerald Emms (violin)
Nora Wilson (viola)
Hdith Churton (violoncello)

Contributors

Soprano: Henriette Bagger
Violin: Dorothy Churton
Violin: Gerald Emms
Viola: Nora Wilson
Viola: Hdith Churton

: 'PRONGS'

a short story by L. A. G. Strong read by the author

Contributors

Story By: L. A. G. Strong

: A RECITAL

The BBC Singers (B)
Conducted by Trevor Harvey

Contributors

Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: QUEEN S UNIVERSITY. MIDDAY CONCERT

from the Great Hall,
Queen's University, Belfast
Jean Pougnet (violin)
Anthony Pini (violoncello)
Angus Morrison (pianoforte)

Contributors

Violin: Jean Pougnet
Violin: Anthony Pini
Pianoforte: Angus Morrison

: Gramophone Records 'CLEAR THE TRACK'

A Programme with a Locomotive

: SALE BY AUCTION

Lot 163, a violoncello by Antonio Stradivari
Lot t64, A violoncello by Nicolo Amati
Lot 165, A violin by Antonio Stradivari
broadcast from Puttick and Simpson's Rooms, New Bond Street
(See the article on page 8)

The many listeners who were interested in the broadcast of the sale of historic jewels in a famous West-End auction room last summer will look forward to hearing a similar broadcast - this time of the sale of a Stradivari violoncello, an Amati violoncello, and a Stradivari violin, at Puttick and Simpson's sale-rooms in New Bond Street.

The scene will be set by Michael Standing, who will describe the instruments to be sold, then listeners will hear a record of music played on each instrument -
records made this morning. Then Mr. Rylatt, clerk of the sale, will give a commentary describing the bidding and the tentative buyers. The silence of the bidding will indicate, as every auctioneer will know, that big prices are going.
It is of interest that the Strad cello was originally an instrument of large dimensions dating from about 1690 to 1698. It was skilfully reduced in size to bring it into conformity with the instruments made by the master after 1700. The alteration, it is believed, was carried out by Claude-Victor Rambaux, of Paris.

Contributors

Commentator: Michael Standing

: The Central Band of HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL AIR FORCE

(By permission o/ f/ic $Air Council)
Conducted by Flight-Lieut. R. P. O'DonneU , M.V.O.
Director of Music, Royal Air Force from the Royal Air Force
Headquarters, Uxbridge

Contributors

Unknown: R. P. O'Donneu

: THE HOTEL VICTORIA ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alva Spiero from the Hotel Victoria, London

Contributors

Leader: Alva Spiero

: TOMORROWS SONGS

in the Moreton and Kaye manner
A Peep into the musical future with Ivor Moreton and Dave Kaye at two pianos
Presented by George Gordon

Contributors

Unknown: Ivor Moreton
Unknown: Dave Kaye
Presented By: George Gordon

: FLIGHT INTO THE BLUE'

A Musical Comedy by Victor Kelemen
German Lyrics and Music by Bert Reisfeld and Rolf Marbot
Orchestrations by Arthur Sandford
English Version by Anthony Hall
Lyrics by Gordon Crier and Henrik Ege
Cast
Jean Colin
Reginald Purdell
(By permission of Warner Bros.) and Davy Burnaby
Arthur Sandford and Alan Paul at Two Pianos
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Produced by Gordon Crier
Flight into the Blue ' was broadcast in the National programme on Tuesday evening

Contributors

Comedy By: Victor Kelemen
Music By: Bert Reisfeld
Music By: Rolf Marbot
Unknown: Arthur Sandford
Unknown: Gordon Crier
Unknown: Alan Paul
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: ' SLUM CLEARANCE IN BURBLETON'

A third dramatic chapter in the history of the imaginary borough
Written by T. Thompson
(Northern Programme)
An article about the Burbleton broadcasts will be found on page 13. Tonight listeners will hear further news of this fictitious town.
The course of slum clearance never did run smooth. T. Thomp son, brilliant chronicler of Lancashire, tells us how the process went in Burbleton. Some old friends will be heard in the course of the play, and some new ones will no doubt be made in the slums, the Crown and Anchor, the Town Hall, and the new housing estate, to which listeners will be taken.

Contributors

Written By: T. Thompson
Unknown: T. Thomp

: John Wilbye: 3 (1574-1638)

First Set of Madrigals
The BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley, Bradbridge White, Margaret Rees, Martin Boddey, Gladys Winmill, Stanley Riley, Doris Owens, Samuel Dyson
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Madrigals to Five Voices
"O fall, O stay me" (first part)
"And though my love abounding"
"I always beg" (first part)
"Thus love commands Alas, what a wretched life Unkind, O stay thy flying"
"I sung sometimes my thoughts"

Contributors

Singer: Margaret Godley
Singer: Bradbridge White
Singer: Margaret Rees
Singer: Martin Boddey
Singer: Gladys Winmill
Singer: Stanley Riley
Singer: Doris Owens
Singer: Samuel Dyson
Conducted by: Trevor Harvey

: 'DIVER'S ON THE BOTTOM, SIR'

John Snagge gives his impressions of deep-sea diving from below the surface
Broadcast from a training tank in Westminster Bridge Road See the short article and pictures on page 15

Contributors

Unknown: John Snagge

: BBC BALLROOM

Dancing to
Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy
Hotel Orpheans
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.)
Admission by Radio only

Contributors

Unknown: Carroll Gibbons

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS

: JOE LOSS AND HIS BAND

with BETTY DALE
MONTE REY
CHICK HENDERSON
THE Loss CHORDS from the Astoria Dance Salon

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Dale
Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Chick Henderson

: Gramophone Records Excerpts from Wagner's opera ' DIE MEISTERSINGER'

Friedrich Schorr (baritone) :
Jerum ! Jerum ! (Cobbling Song)
Elisabeth Rethberg (soprano), and Friedrich Schorr (baritone) : Sieh' Ev'chen! Dacht' ich doch
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano),
Lauritz Melchior (tenor), Friedrich Schorr (baritone), Gladys Parr (contralto), Ben Williams (tenor) : Quintet, Selig, wie die Sonne meines gluckes

Contributors

Baritone: Friedrich Schorr
Soprano: Elisabeth Rethberg
Baritone: Friedrich Schorr
Soprano: Elisabeth Schumann
Tenor: Lauritz Melchior
Tenor: Friedrich Schorr
Baritone: Gladys Parr
Tenor: Ben Williams

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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