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: LESLIE JAMES

at the Organ of the Rialto Cinema,
Coventry

: Rhythm Cocktail

Harry Engleman at the piano
(Midland)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Engleman

: THE BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

Led by Ernest Element
Conducted by Leslie Heward
' Les Eolides '
Cesar Franck's symphonic poem ' Les Eolides' was composed in 1876. The music is based on some lines by Leconte de Lisle, of which the following is a free translation :
' 0 breezes drifting in the skies, sweet breath of lovely spring, who with playful kisses caress the hill* and plains ; 0 virgin daughters of Aeolus, lovers of peace, nature wakens at your songs.'
' The Triumph of Neptune'
Lord Berners's ballet The Triumph of Neptune is founded on a scenario by Sacheverell Sitwell , and is described by the composer as an English pantomime in ten tableaux.
The first scene is London Bridge, where a crowd is watching a magic telescope through which it is possible to see fairyland. Two travellers, a sailor and a journalist, decide to make a voyage of discovery, and the rest of the ballet is concerned with their adventures. Finally the sailor becomes embittered with human treacheries and decides to spend the the rest of his life in fairyland. The story ends with the sailor marrying the daughter of Neptune and being acclaimed Prince of the Fairies.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Sacheverell Sitwell

: WHAT'S NEW

A fortnightly survey of light music on recent gramophone records
Presented by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Presented By: Leslie Perowne

: 'HOW BATS LIVE'

Michael Blackmore
In his broadcast today Michael Blackmore , who is known to West Regional listeners for the nature talks' which he gives from time to time, will describe a few of the common British bats and their characteristics. He has made a considerable study of these freakish little creatures, having observed them both in their natural haunts and in captivity. There are few animals about which people have so many illusions as the bat, and the speaker will clear up a few of them this morning.
Michael Blackmore , incidentally, believes himself to be the only person who has been successful in breeding a British bat in captivity and subsequently raising it by hand after the death of its parents.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Blackmore
Unknown: Michael Blackmore
Unknown: Michael Blackmore

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Ossy Renardy (violin), accompanied by Leo Taubmann : Sonata in E minor (Corelli) — Preludio ; Allemande; Sarabande ; Gigue
Joseph Szigeti (violin), accompanied by Nikita de Magaloff : Sonata in D (Handel)
Natan Milstein (violin), accompanied by Leopold Mittman : Sonata No. 12 (Pergolesi)
Isolde Menges (violin),
Harold Samuel (pianoforte): Sonata No. 3 in E (Bach)

Contributors

Unknown: Leo Taubmann
Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Unknown: Nikita de Magaloff
Violin: Natan Milstein
Unknown: Leopold Mittman
Violin: Isolde Menges
Violin: Harold Samuel

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell
James Johnston (tenor) ORCHESTRA
1 Entry of the Gypsies. 2 Scene and Dance of the two Pigeons. 3 Theme and Variations. 4 Divertissement. 5 Hungarian Dance. 6 Finale

Contributors

Conductor: Walton O'Donnell
Tenor: James Johnston

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Dorothy Grinstead

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Grinstead

: HORACE FINCH

at the Organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

: A Sonata Recital

Watson Forbes (viola)
Myers Foggin (pianoforte)

Contributors

Viola: Watson Forbes
Pianoforte: Myers Foggin

: ' MATINEE '

Presented by Dorothy Hogben with The Matineurs and The Tea Time Five
At the pianos, Dorothy Hogben and Cecil Woods

Contributors

Presented By: Dorothy Hogben
Pianos: Dorothy Hogben
Pianos: Cecil Woods

: FRED HARTLEY AND HIS SEXTET

with Brian Lawrance
Waltzing Memories, No. 2
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Arranged By: Fred Hartley

: ' ANGLING ON THE SEVERN'

A recorded description of the Birmingham Anglers' Association's forty-seventh annual contest

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: 'THE WEEK ON WALL STREET'

H. B. Elliston from America

Contributors

Unknown: H. B. Elliston

: 'BOOKSHELF'

' The Autumn Lists '
E. C. Bentley and John Brophy
The publishers are getting ready to let loose upon the public the annual avalanche of the autumn publishing season. During the current weeks hundreds of new books of all kinds will be pouring into library and bookshop. In today's broadcast John Brophy , well-known novelist, and E. C. Bentley , critic and author of that classic thriller, ' Trent's Last Case', will devote their time at the microphone to a survey of what seem to them the more important works in these autumn lists. John Brophy will deal with fiction, and E. C. Bentley with general literature. This is the first broadcast in a fortnightly series, many of the talks in which will be devoted to the reviewing of new books.

Contributors

Unknown: John Brophy
Unknown: John Brophy
Unknown: E. C. Bentley
Unknown: John Brophy

: JACK IN THE MUSIC BOX

which contains
Jack Payne with his Orchestra and a galaxy of radio, stage, and screen personalities in rhythm, romance, and comedy!

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Payne

: 'TOM JONES'

A light opera with music by Edward German
Lyrics by Charles H. Taylor
The story adapted for broadcasting by Gordon McConnel from Henry Fielding's novel and the comic opera libretto by A. N. Thompson and Robert Courtneidge
Cast in order of appearance
(Sophia's songs will be sung by Lorely Dyer )
Chorus of huntsmen, farmers and their wives, dairymaids, courtier*, and ladies of quality
Act 1: The lawn at Squire Western's
Act 2, Scene 1: On the road to Upton
Scene 2 : The inn at Upton
Act 3 : Ranelagh Gardens
The BBC Theatre Chorus and BBC Theatre Orchestra, leader Tate Gilder , conductor Stanford Robinson
Production by Gordon McConnel with the technical assistance of Rex Haworth
See the article, ' These Adaptations by Gordon McConnel , on page 8
' Tom Jones ' was broadcast last night in the National programme

Contributors

Music By: Edward German
Unknown: Charles H. Taylor
Broadcasting By: Gordon McConnel
Unknown: A. N. Thompson
Unknown: Robert Courtneidge
Sung By: Lorely Dyer
Leader: Tate Gilder
Production By: Gordon McConnel
Unknown: Rex Haworth
Unknown: Gordon McConnel
Unknown: Tom Jones
Squire Western: Edmund Willard
Mr. Allworthy, a West Country magistrate: Brember Wills
Gregory, a servant: Fred Yule
Sophia, Squire Western's daughter: Peggy Bryan
Tom Jones, a foundling: Dennis Noble
Blifil, Mr Allworthy's nephew: Brian Hayes
Honour, maid to Sophia: Betty Huntley-Wright
Benjamin Partridge, an ex-school master: Bernard Ansell
Lady Bellaston: Marcella Salzer

: THE FOURTH NEWS

(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS AND SPORT

: JOE LOSS AND HIS BAND

with Betty Dale
Monte Rey
Chick Henderson
Clem Stevens
The Loss Chords from the Astoria Dance Salon

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Dale
Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Chick Henderson
Unknown: Clem Stevens

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech : Overture, Anacreon (Cherubini)
The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Mengelberg: Adagietto (Fifth Symphony) (Mahler)

Contributors

Conducted By: Leo Blech

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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