Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Arnold Perry
Conductor, Joseph Jenkins
(From West of England)
Leon Goossens (oboe) and Strings of the Bach Cantata Club :
Sinfonia to Cantata No. 156 (Bach)
Leon Goossens (oboe), and London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens : Concerto Grosso in B flat (Handel)
with Vernon Adcock (xylophone) -
from the Hippodrome, Blackpool
(Electric and Spanish Guitar)
(From West of England)
Dorothy Canberra (soprano)
The Bronkhurst Trio:
John Fry (violin)
Edward Robinson (violoncello)
Henry Bronkhurst (pianoforte)
(played without a break)
(by permission of Lieut.-Col. T. N. F. Wilson , D.S.O., M.C.,
Conducted by Mr. D. McBain
Lieut.-Col. T. N. F.
A short story by J. D. Beresford read by the author
Like Thomas Hardy , J. D. Beresford was articled to an architect before he began in 1906, at the age of thirty-three, to write for publication.
As a novelist and short-story writer he is particularly interested in realistic experiment. As he once put it himself : ' If I sit down to tell you a story out of my head, I shall choose inevitably an accepted traditional form for the telling of it. By that means my task will be made easier and you will more quickly understand. That road has been well laid and hedged, and why should we not follow it? But if I want to give you a nearer transcript of life as I have seen it, I find that it cannot be done by following the old signposts. And the more ardent the realism, the greater the necessity to experiment with new methods '.
A programme of variety, music and drama from our floating playhouse, reviving for you some of the glories of the old showboat days
The cast will include
Dick Francis as ' The Showman'
Hal Thompson and Norman Long
The Orchestra (led by Josef Marais ), and a Section of the BBC Chorus under the direction of Jack Clarke. The programme devised by Adrian Thomas and presented by William MacLurg
William MacLurg 's ' Steamboat' was launched on July 20 and has been having a highly successful voyage. If the owners of the old Mississippi show-boats, the ' floating palaces of entertainment' that used to ply up and down the great river of the South more than half a century ago, could listen to one of these programmes, they would recognise a show conceived and carried out entirely in their spirit.
A talk on the origin of various breeds by J. Wentworth Day
including Weather Forecast
at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Lid.)
Jean Pougnet (violin)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
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. Hut 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 it taken from arias in the opera, two of the chief sung by the hero.
Elgar's Violin Concerto was given its first performance by Kreisler at a concert of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 1910. H. C. Colles has pointed out that it ' is remarkable as the first work of the kind by an English composer which can be said to have taken root in the repertory of violin virtuosi. No doubt Elgar's early training as a violinist stood him in good stead in tackling the technical problems of writing for the solo instrument, and the bravura passages are as successful as they are daring. But more personal qualities make the work live in the affections of listeners '. Sir Donald Tovey has described it as ' one of the most intimate works of this century '.
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.1, Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, [address removed], and the usual Agents. Prices: 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved). Promenade (payment at doors only)2s.
Sir Henry J.
Arranged for broadcasting by Winifred Holmes
Production by Francis Dillon
Jane Austen not only visited the West Country-Bath, Lyme Regis, and Sidmouth-on several occasions ; she fell in love there, probably for the only time in her life (with a young clergyman named Blackall who died suddenly soon after) ; and she used it for much of the background of two of her novels: ' Northanger Abbey ' and ' Persuasion '.
Readers will remember how
Catherine Morland in ' Northanger Abbey' was plunged ‘into all the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath ' and how, more memorable still, Louisa Musgrove in ' Persuasion' fell on the Cobb at Lyme Regis. They may also recollect that the Musgrove girls told their Papa that he must take a house in a good situation in Bath' None of your Queen's Squares for us '. But it was in Queen's Square that Jane Austen herself stayed in 1799. The next year, however, the Austen family settled in Bath for a time, living at No. 4, Sydney Place.
(West of England)
A Variety programme broadcast from the stage of THE HIPPODROME, BRISTOL
from the Piccadilly Hotel
Joseph Szigeti (violin),
Kurt Ruhrseitz (pianoforte): Sonata in G (Tartini)
Quintette Instrumental de Paris:
Sonata for flute and strings (Alessandro Scarlatti)
including Weather Forecast