at the Organ of the Granada,
' Prince Igor ' (Borodin)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Overture
Nina Koshetz (soprano): Yaroslavna's Aria, Act I
Joseph Rogatchewsky (tenor):
Vladimir's Cavatina, Act 2, Daylight is fading away
George Baklanoff (baritone) :
Prince Igor's Aria, Act 2, No sleep, no rest
' Boris Godunov ' (Mussorgsky)
The Lettish Choir, conducted by Kuper Jan Nedra (soloist) : Opening chorus, Why hast thou abandoned us?: Song of the Pilgrims (both from the Prologue). Chorus of the Maidens of Sandomir (Act 3, Scene 1). Polonaise (Act 3, Scene 2)
' Tristan and Isolde' (Wagner)
Frida Leider (soprano),
Launtz Melchior (tenor), The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : The Love Duet, Act 2, Scene 2
A weekly survey of recent light music on gramophone records
Talks by visitors from the Dominions and Colonies
by G. D. Cunningham from the Town Hall, Birmingham
by Iris Loveridge
A programme arranged by Olive Shapley
See the pictures and Olive Shapley 's article on page 13
(An electrical recording of the programme broadcast in the Regional and Northern programmes last night)
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conducted by Clifton Helliwell
Arnold Goldsborough (organ)
Ambroise Thomas , although known almost wholly now by Mignon, was the composer of at least twenty operas and full-sized ballets which enjoyed great popularity in the second half of last century. In his own day, indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that he was easily the most popular of composers for the Paris stage.
The latter part of his life, however, was spent in teaching, as the principal of the famous Paris Conservatoire-a post which he held for twenty-five years.
It was the success of his opera
Hamlet, following on Mignon, which won him that distinction, and to Mignon he owed the reward of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, which was given him on the occasion of its thousandth performance.
After leaving the Royal Air Force at the end of the War, Hugh Robb went to Jamaica to grow bananas. While there, he set out to explore an underground river in the hope of getting cheap transport for his bananas to the coast. He found that the 'caverns measureless to man ' could not be exploited commercially in this way, but he also had some exciting adventures which he will describe to listeners this afternoon.
(by permission of Brigadier W. M. Sulton , D.S.O., M.C., A.D.C., and Officers of the Royal Tank Corps)
Conducted by Mr. D. J. Plater from the Palace Pier, Brighton
Mr. D. J.
by Franz Reizenstein
Sonata No. 3 Hindemith
1 Quietly moving. 2 Very lively. 3 Moderately fast. 4 Fugue
(First broadcast performance)
I lindemith wrote three piano sonatas in 1936. With the Symphony ' Mathis der Mahler ' and the opera of the same name, the Flute Sonata, and several other works, these sonatas represent the new and more dramatic style of writing of this composer. Although the form and construction of the Third Sonata is modelled more or less on classical lines (for instance, the finale is a double fugue) the music is decidedly romantic in character.
[Programme continued overleaf
Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions (Voluntary
Contributors) Act, 1937
including Weather Forecast
A Musical Comedy
(For cast, etc., see Midland)
The Clayton-and-Waller musical comedy Virginia had a long West-End run at the Palace Theatre when it was produced in 1928, and was equally successful on tour, with Cora Goffin in the name part. The story is concerned with the efforts of Virginia's father, a millionaire, to marry her to an English lord, although, unknown to him, she is already married.
Part of the action appropriately takes place in the State of Virginia.
'Virginia' will be broadcast again on Friday (National, 6.45)
To the memory of the fallen
By Ernest Johannsen
First English Version by I. D. Benzie
Adapted for broadcasting by Dulcima Glasby
Other officers and men and nurses: Kaye Seely , Robert Mawdesley , Ronald Kerr , Mary Leahy ,
A telephone dug-out in a sector on the Western Front
The production by Howard Rose
Ernst Johannsen 's Brigade-Exchange, based on a novel entitled ' Four Infantrymen on the Western Front', is a tragedy played out at a telephone post behind the German lines in the summer of 1918. It was first broadcast in an English version in March, 1930 ; was so successful that it was repeated a few months later ; and has since been broadcast from numerous Continental and American stations. The English television version was revived only last week.
The Corporal of the Telephone Ex change:
Lieut von Zittowitz:
from Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington
Edwin Fischer (pianoforte):
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata) (Beethoven)
. including Weather Forecast