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: DONALD THORNE

at the Organ of the Granada,
Claphani Junction

: HARRY FRYER AND HIS ORCHESTRA

from the Chiswick Empire

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

'Adventures in a Perambulator'
(7. A. Carpenter )
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy : En voiture ; The Policeman ; The Hurdy-Gurdy ; The Lake ; Dog ; Dreams

Contributors

Unknown: A. Carpenter
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy

: Empire Exchange

Talks by visitors from the Dominions and Colonies.

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Lawrence Tibbett (baritone):
Song of the Flea (Mussorgsky).
Pilgrim's Song, Op. 47, No. 5 (Tchaikovsky). De Glory Road (Wood, Wolfe)

: IRISH DANCE MUSIC

Kathleen Murray (soprano)
A section of the BBC Northern
Ireland Orchestra
Directed by David Curry

Contributors

Soprano: Kathleen Murray
Directed By: David Curry

: THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conducted by Clifton Helliwell
O
Pfitzner's Das Christelflein (The Christmas Elf) is a two-act opera in the vein that Humperdinck exploited so successfully-a Christmas fairy-tale full of wood-spirits, angels, and such stock figures of German legend as Knecht Ruphrecht. There is a human family in it as well, of course, a sick sister who is made well at the end, and a wicked brother who does not believe in God, but is finally converted through the agency of the Christ-Child.
Pfitzner (who was born in Moscow, of German parents, in 1869) enjoys a very high reputation in present-day Germany.

Contributors

Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conducted By: Clifton Helliwell
Unknown: Das Christelflein
Unknown: Knecht Ruphrecht.

: 'THE DUCK-BILLED PLATYPUS'

Donald Henderson
The Duck-Billed Platypus, part bird, part fish, part mammal, and part reptile, ranks as one of the paradoxes of the animal world. When 150 years ago the platypus was reported from Australia, scientists refused to believe it, declared that they were being hoaxed, and said that no such combination of characteristics was possible in any one creature. They were, however, soon convinced, and the platypus, which has a bill like a duck, fur like a mole, the fangs of a reptile, and lays eggs like a bird, remains as one of the most curious freaks in the animal world. The extraordinarily delicate nature of the platypus renders it almost impossible for it to be maintained in captivity, and for this reason one has never been seen alive in England. Rare cases of the platypus in captivity have been known in Australia, and one once lived for over a month in America.
Donald Henderson, who gives today's broadcast, is himself an Australian who has seen the platypus both under its native conditions and under those of captivity.

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Henderson

: THE BAND OF THE OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY

(by permission of Lieut. -Colonel A. C. M. Paris, M.C.)
Conducted by Mr. D. K. Feltham from the Palace Pier, Brighton
Regimental Slow and Quick Marches of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Contributors

Conducted By: Mr. D. K. Feltham

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Joseph Lewis

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

' Music in Czechoslovakia ' by Rupert Croft-Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Rupert Croft-Cooke

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: CHESS

The BBC v. The Listeners

: ' FLIPPANT FINGERS

Norman Sykes
(Northern)

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Sykes

: ' GOLDEN WEDDING

A tribute to those who have celebrated their fiftieth year of marriage
In this programme, to which golden-wedding couples themselves will contribute in addition to forming the audience in the studio, we offer a souvenir of their married lives to those throughout the world who are unable to be with us tonight in St. George's Hall.
Among those taking part are-
Miss Kate Carney
Mr. Gus Elen
Mr. Bransby Williams
Mr. Ben Davies and Miss Irene Vanbrugh
Supported by John Rorke
Charles Barrett Lynda Howard and John Duncan
Compere, F. H. Grisewood
The BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Programme devised by L. E. Williams Script and production by Charles
Brewer

Contributors

Unknown: Miss Kate Carney
Unknown: Mr. Gus Elen
Unknown: Mr. Bransby Williams
Unknown: Mr. Ben Davies
Unknown: Miss Irene Vanbrugh
Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: Charles Barrett
Unknown: Lynda Howard
Unknown: John Duncan
Unknown: F. H. Grisewood
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell

: PROMENADE CONCERT

from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Part 2
Alec Rowley (pianoforte)
Edgar Moy (pianoforte)
The BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Pianofortes, ALEC ROWLEY and EDGAR MOY
THE BBC SINGERS
See the short article Brahms and the Waltz' on page 15
Dvorak's Symphonic Variations were originally composed in 1877 and numbered Op. 40, then apparently forgotten for ten years even by the composer himself. They. were resuscitated and revised in 1887, and sent to Richter, who produced them in London in May of that year. After the performance, the conductor wrote to the composer: ' I cannot remember a novelty having such a great success at any concert I have conducted '.

Contributors

Pianoforte: Alec Rowley
Pianoforte: Edgar Moy
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Pianofortes: Alec Rowley
Pianofortes: Edgar Moy

: MICHAEL FLOME AND HIS BAND

will play for dancing from the May Fair Hotel

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Ancient Italian Airs and Lute Dances
.Rome String Quartet: Italiana
(xvi century). Arie di Corte. Siciliani (xvi century). Passacaglia (xvii century) (arr. for Quartet by Respighi)

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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