Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Brenda Harris (soprano)
a: the Organ of the Gaumont Palace
Aria Mit 30 Veranderungen
Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)
The Goldberg Variations are one of the greatest examples of this form written for the piano. Bach wrote this set for Goldberg, who was a brilliant harpsichord player. Sir Donald Tovey , has said of these Variations that they ' are not only thirty miracles of variation-form and counterpoint, but are a single miracle of consummate art as a whole composition. If the listener expects to recognise the air in the variations, either as a tune or as represented by its bass, he will misdirect his attention as fatally as if the statement that Michelangelo has a consummate grasp of anatomy were to lead him to study that master's work with an X-ray apparatus in one hand and a Quain's " Anatomy " in the other
Conductor, William Pethers
from the New Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry
Conductor, Herbert Bennett from the Empire Exhibition (Scotland)
An impression in sound of the North-East Coast Fishing Industry
Recorded at the Aberdeen Fish
Under the direction of Alan Melville
This programme will tell the story of the fish sold at the Aberdeen Fish Market, one of the most important centres of the white fish industry in Great Britain, from the time they are caught right up to the moment when they are served at the breakfast table the following morning. Recordings have been made of the landing of a catch, the sales, the curing, and the dispatch to markets in the South.
Among those whose work will be described, and who will speak themselves, are a fisherman, a fish salesman, a fish curer, a 'fish merchant, a scientist from the Fishery Board Research Station, a shopkeeper, and a housewife.
See the article by Alan Melville on page 10
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
' Travelling Showmen'
James R. Styles
James R. Styles is an Irishman-the first of his family for 300 years not to be a soldier. Nearly forty years ago he ran away and joined a fair ; today he is a very well-known figure in the show world. He travels the road by ' waggon or caravan, specialises in freaks, and there is not a fairground he does not know. In the early days of the silent film he stood up in front of the audience and told the tale. He is a born raconteur, and conscious of the tragedy of the fairground-the pathos behind the naphtha flares, the sick child perhaps lying in a tent while the show goes on.
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A programme of gramophone records by Sydney Northcote , D.Mus.
Motets and Organ Music
W. H. Harris (organ)
The BBC Singers
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Two Motets, Op. 74
1 Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen? 2 0 Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf w. H. HARRIS
Fugue in A flat minor
Choral Prelude and Fugue in A minor
(0 Traurigkeit, 0 Herzeleid)
Motet, Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein'
Herz, Op. 29, No. 2
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SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS
with EVELYN DALL
THE MANHATTAN THREE from the Cafe de Paris
, at 11.30
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart. : Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody) (Delias)
Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood : Fantasia on Greensleeves (Vaughan Williams)
Sir Henry J.
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