at the Organ of the Rialto Cinema,
Harry Engleman at the piano
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.
A fortnightly survey of light music on recent gramophone records
Presented by Leslie Perowne
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.
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)
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
by Dorothy Grinstead
at the Organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
Watson Forbes (viola)
Myers Foggin (pianoforte)
Presented by Dorothy Hogben with The Matineurs and The Tea Time Five
At the pianos, Dorothy Hogben and Cecil Woods
with Brian Lawrance
Waltzing Memories, No. 2
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
A recorded description of the Birmingham Anglers' Association's forty-seventh annual contest
including Weather Forecast
H. B. Elliston from America
' 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.
Jack Payne with his Orchestra and a galaxy of radio, stage, and screen personalities in rhythm, romance, and comedy!
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
Mr. Allworthy, a West Country magistrate:
Gregory, a servant:
Sophia, Squire Western's daughter:
Tom Jones, a foundling:
Blifil, Mr Allworthy's nephew:
Honour, maid to Sophia:
Benjamin Partridge, an ex-school master:
(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS AND SPORT
with Betty Dale
The Loss Chords from the Astoria Dance Salon
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech : Overture, Anacreon (Cherubini)
The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Mengelberg: Adagietto (Fifth Symphony) (Mahler)
including Weather Forecast