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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: FELTON RAPLEY

at the Organ of the Gaumont Palace,
Birmingham

: JANE MINTON AND ROBERT AUSTIN

Ducts for Two Pianofortes
(Midland)

: LIGHT MUSIC

A Variety Orchestra of PTT
Conductor, Georges Derveaux
Vocalist, Pierre Bernac from Paris ORCHESTRAPIERRE BERNAC AND ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Unknown: Pierre Bernac

: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor. Idris Lewis
David Lloyd (tenor) ORCHESTRADAVID LLOYD AND ORCHESTRA
ORCHESTRA

Contributors

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

: CRICKET

Gentlemen v. Players
A commentary on the play by P. G. H. Fender from Lord's

Contributors

Play By: P. G. H. Fender

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Stuart Robertson (bass-baritone):
The Spanish Lady (Hughes). Limehouse Reach (Gregg). The Fiddler (Murray). The Bay of Biscay (Daveyj

Contributors

Bass-Baritone: Stuart Robertson

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ
A Musical Weather Forecast
(with apologies to St. Swithin)

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. conducted by Bruno Walter : Symphony No. 38, in D (The Prague) (Mozart)—1 Adagio-Allegro ; 2 Andante ; 3 Presto. Symphony No. 96, in D (Haydn)— Adagio—Allegro ; 2 Andante ; 3 Minuetto: Allegretto ; 4 Vivace assai

Contributors

Conducted By: Bruno Walter

: EVERYBODY'S JAZZ

Gramophone records of tunes fer al] tastes
Presented by Ernest Dudley

Contributors

Presented By: Ernest Dudley

: THE HOTEL VICTORIA ORCHESTRA

Leader, Aldo Spiero from the Hotel Victoria, London

Contributors

Leader: Aldo Spiero

: THE BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
The ‘Italian' Symphony
It is a curious fact that Mendelssohn complained that the ' Italian ' Symphony, completed in 1831, cost him some of the bitterest moments in his life, and in consequence it was not published until after his death, in 1847. Yet it is one of his finest works, perfect in workmanship, and full of melodic charm and vital energy.
‘Les Préludes’
Liszt's symphonic poem ' Les Preludes' is based on Lamartine's Méditations poetiques : ‘What is life but a series of preludes to that unknown song whose initial solemn note is tolled by Death ? The enchanted dawn of every life is love ; but where is the destiny on whose first delicious joys some storm does not break ?—a storm whose deadly blast disperses youth's illusions, whose fatal bolt consumes its altar. And what soul, thus cruelly bruised when the tempest rolls away, seeks not to rest its memories in the calm of rural life? Yet man allows himself not long to taste quietness that first attracted him to Nature's lap ; but when the trumpet gives the signal he hastens to danger's post, whatever be the fight which draws him to its lists, that in the strife he may once more regain full knowledge of himself and all his strength.'

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: A MOZART RECITAL

by John Wills (pianoforte)
Rondo in D (K.485) Sonata in F (K.332)
1 Allegro. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegro assai

Contributors

Pianoforte: John Wills

: COME ON AND DANCE

A Rhythmical Entertainment featuring
Jack Jackson
(as himself) and his Band in which a number of very surprising things happen to Mr. Jackson chiefly because of a bet!
Music by John Burnaby
Musical arrangements by W. L. Williamson
Lyrics and Production by Max Kester
Come on and Dance ' zvas broadcast in the National programme on Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Jackson
Music By: John Burnaby
Production By: Max Kester

: CHESS

The BBC v. The Listeners

: 'YOUR VISIT TO SCOTLAND’ —5

' Churches, Colleges, and Art
Collections '
Advice by Ian Finlay
(Scottish)
[Continued on page 64

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Finlay

: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Weber's opera Euryanthe contains some of his finest music, but it is now rarely performed. It was killed, almost from the first, by the weakness of its libretto, which is one of the worst in operatic history. But the overture, one of Weber's best, has always been a favourite in the concert hall. It begins with an impetuous introduction ; the subject matter that follows is taken from arias in the opera, two of the chief being sung by the hero.
Haydn's Symphony No. 85, in B flat, owes its title ‘The Queen of France ' to the fact that Marie Antoinette was said to have been very fond of it. It is the fourth of the Paris
Symphonies. It is scored for quite a small orchestra, strings, and two each of flutes, oboes, bassoons, and horns.

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Alec Rowley (pianoforte)
Music by British Composers
BAND
Overture, The Frogs (First Military
Band performance)
Bantock, arr. Demuth
Sir Granville Bantock 's comedy overture ' The Frogs' was first performed at a Promenade Concert in 1936. The music is based on no definite programme, but it might serve as an introduction to any of the Greek Comedies. It contains, however, a slight musical reference to The Frogs of Aristophanes in the following passage: ' Brekekekex, coax, coax. Slimy offspring of the marshland, let our harmonious voices mingle with the sounds of the flute. Let us repeat the songs that we sing in honour of the Nysaean Dionysus on the day of the feast of pots, when the drunken throng reels towards our temple in the Linnae (or marshes).' 9.53 ALEC ROWLEY AND BANDA short article on this concerto will be found on page 13
10.9 BAND
(First Military Band Performance)
Lord Berners's ballet The Triumph of Neptune is founded on a scenario by Sacheverell Sitwell and is described by the composer as an English pantomime in ten tableaux. The first scene is London Bridge where a crowd is watching a magic telescope, through which it is possible to see fairyland. Two travellers, a sailor and a journalist, decide to make a voyage of discovery, and the rest of the ballet is concerned with their adventures. Finally the sailor becomes embittered with human treacheries and decides to spend the rest of his life in fairyland. The story ends with the sailor marrying the daughter of Neptune and being acclaimed Prince of the Fairies.

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell
Pianoforte: Alec Rowley
Unknown: Sir Granville Bantock
Unknown: Sacheverell Sitwell

: MICHAEL FLOME AND HIS BAND

with PAULA GREEN
SIDNEY GOWAN
MICK, MAC, AND MIKE from the May Fair Hotel

Contributors

Unknown: Paula Green
Unknown: Sidney Gowan

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Lionel Tertis (viola),
George Reeves (pianoforte): Sonata No. 2 (Delius)
John Ireland (pianoforte): April
(Ireland)

Contributors

Viola: Lionel Tertis
Viola: George Reeves
Pianoforte: John Ireland

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