at the Organ of the Granada,
'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
Talks by visitors from the Dominions and Colonies.
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Lawrence Tibbett (baritone):
Song of the Flea (Mussorgsky).
Pilgrim's Song, Op. 47, No. 5 (Tchaikovsky). De Glory Road (Wood, Wolfe)
Kathleen Murray (soprano)
A section of the BBC Northern
Directed by David Curry
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conducted by Clifton Helliwell
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.
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.
(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
Mr. D. K.
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
' Music in Czechoslovakia ' by Rupert Croft-Cooke
including Weather Forecast
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
from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Alec Rowley (pianoforte)
Edgar Moy (pianoforte)
The BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
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 '.
Sir Henry J.
will play for dancing from the May Fair Hotel
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)
including Weather Forecast