at the Organ of the Plaza Theatre,
from the North Pier, Blackpool
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Directed by A. H. Morgan
(From West of England)
Elsie Owen (violin)
Harry Isaacs (pianoforte)
Mozart wrote about twenty-eight sonatas for violin and piano. The one in E minor to be heard this afternoon belongs to a set of six written during 1778 when Mozart was twenty-two years of age.
Hermann Abert points out that it ' is unique, not in its construction -which does not differ from that of the rest-but in its character. Was it his mother's death or his loneliness in Paris that wrung from him this sudden passionate lament ? ’
Balsanek's Salon Orchestra from Prague
Music from the Theatre
Leader, H. S. Cropper
Conductor, Louis Cohen from the Sun Pavilion, Valley
at the Organ of the Empress
A reading from Thomas Hardy 's shorter poems by Felix Aylmer
by Walter Yeomans
' Miscellaneous Music '
(All arrangements by Margaret Gruffydd and Richard Charlton )
The Day Before Yesterday, No. 10
(All arrangements by Arthur Dulay )
Just a year ago Henry Williamson, author of ' Tarka the Otter' and other books that have earned him a generally recognised place in the great line of English naturalist-writers, decided to do less writing and become a practical farmer. He remembered a remark that Lawrence of Arabia had once made to him: ' We need to think more with our hands.' And he thought (and still thinks) that ' perhaps if we all used our bodies and brains equally, the world would be a happier place'.
In this series of six talks, the first of which he is giving this evening, Mr. Williamson will describe how he bought his farm despite every discouragement and will tell listeners how he fared with his farming.
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Written and devised by Sonny Miller with The Cavendish Three
The Three Admirals
Sonny Miller and his Royal
Musical settings by Eric Siday
A conversational programme in explanation of divining for water and many other things
Some listeners may wonder what dowsing is. It may mean getting wet through ; taking or hauling down sails or colours; putting out the light (dowsing the glim) ; dipping before shearing sheep-but its more general meaning is water divining. But water is not the only thing you can douse for ; some dowsers specialise in detecting minerals, oil, or even people. Various aspects of divining will be explained by experts.
There will be a chairman, whose job will be to question the various speakers as to interpretation of the phenomena, and generally to clarify them for the listener. The programme should have special appeal in as much as everyone is interested in the unusual, and there are few who are not awed by the uncannily correct prognostications of this curious art.
from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Lid.)
May Blyth (soprano)
Archie Camden (bassoon)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Bassoon concerto in D Eric Fogg
Conducted by THE COMPOSER
Solo bassoon, ARCHIE CAMDEN
Eric Fogg 's Bassoon Concerto, which was completed in 1930, was composed for and dedicated to
Archie Camden , the well-known principal bassoon of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. It is scored for a comparativelv small orchestra, consisting ot two flutes, two clarinets, two horns, trumpet, cymbals, side-drum, bass-drum, xylophone, celesta, harp, and strings, which is treated with the utmost economy in the accompanying passages in order to act as a fitting background for the delicate and distinctive timbre of the solo bassoon. ,
In this work Eric Fogg has shown that the bassoon is a solo instrument with considerable possibilities from the point of view of virtuosity and expressive lyrical qualities.
9.56 Three songs (with pianoforte)
1 Daphne. 2 Through gilded trellises. 3 Old Sir Faulk
Sir Henry J.
The ballet at the end of Act 2 of Prince Igor is one of the most remarkable parts of the whole opera. The scene is laid in the camp of the Polovtsi, the Tartar raiders, who have captured the Russian prince, Igor, and his son. To amuse his noble prisoners the chivalrous Polovtsian chieftain arranges a great festival.
The suite of dances, running into each other without a break, contains some of Borodin's loveliest, most powerful, and most original music: haunting, swaying maidens' dances, dances of naked savagery by boys and young men, and great outbursts of barbaric splendour when the whole company dances. Owing to Borodin's premature death, the music had to be orchestrated by Rimsky-Korsakov, who lavished on it the most glowing colours of his unrivalled palette.
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W 1, Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.1, and the usual Agents. Prices : 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), promenade (payment at doors only) 2s.
Jan Ralfini and his Band from the Band Pavilion and Teddy Dobbs and his Band from the Blue Lagoon Ballroom
Isolde Menges (violin): Sonata in A (Handel)
Joseph Szigeti (violin): Sonata in E minor (K.304) (Mozart)-1 Allegro. 2 Tempo di minuetto
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