at the Organ of the Rialto Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Dolan Evans (mezzo-soprano)
' Winter '
H. E. Piggott
This is the last instalment of the Almanack. Folk songs of the West Country which are particularly associated with the winter months will be sung by Doreen Greenwood and Frederick Harvey.
(From West of England)
from the Houldsworth Hall. Manchester
A Pianoforte Recital by Frank Merrick with songs by Bettine Young (soprano)
Hope Squire (1878-1936), who married Frank Merrick in 1911, studied the piano under Henry Gadsby and afterwards had some greatly valued lessons from Ernst von Dohnanyi and Tobias Matthay. But she never received systematic instruction in composition. What helped her most was her wide knowledge of the musical works of many periods. Partly because she was anxious to leave behind her nothing of second-rate quality her works were very limited.
The song was her main preoccupation as a composer, and even her two most important instrumental pieces, the piano variations on 'Black-eyed Susan' and the tone poem ' Tom Bowling', are both based on songs. She combines finish of workmanship with keen attention to the words, both as regards their lyrical structure and their meaning.
in ' Songs and Syncopation'
(From West of England)
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, H. Foster Clark
Morgan Davies (baritone)
A programme of Variety, music, and drama from the floating playhouse, reviving for you some of the glories of the old showboat days
The cast will include
Dick Francis as ' The Showman '
Lorna Stuart Gordon Little
Jack Train and The Three in Harmony
The Orchestra (led by Josef Marais), conducted by Jack Clarke
The programme devised by Adrian Thomas and presented by William MacLurg
by W. H. Davies , read by the Author
and dance to the music of Al Collins and his Dance Orchestra
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.)
in French, German, and Italian
Music in the Modern Style with The String Time Quartet
The prelude and continuity sung by Vicki Roberts and spoken by David Porter
Music arranged by Ray Terry and Ralph Bruce
In the chair, Howard Marshall
Presented by F. N. Lloyd Williams and George Dixon
F. N. Lloyd
or ' Love in the Stocks'
A romantic ballad opera in two acts
Libretto by Harold Child
Music by R. Vaughan Williams
Chorus and inhabitants of the town and Soldiers
The BBC Theatre Chorus, The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder, Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Place: A small town in the Cotswolds about 1812
Scene: Act 1: A fair in an open field near the town about 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30
Act 2 : A street in the town, 4 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1
Narration written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley, spoken by Kaye Seeley
Production by Stanford Robinson , in collaboration with Gordon McConnel , Rex Haworth , and Charles Groves
By the time Vaughan Williams had finished his first opera, Hugh the Drover, in 1914, he had written the Sea Symphony, the London Symphony, the song-cycle ' On Wenlock Edge ', and the Tallis Fantasia. His attention was turned at that time to folk song. and Hugh the Drover is full of that kind of music.
Like Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov and Smetana's Bartered Bride, Vaughan Williams 's Hugh the Drover is a national opera. Its background is a great historical fact, the threatened invasion of England by Napoleon. The characters are the common people of the country, and the customs of folk life enter naturally into the story.
For the story of the opera, readers are referred to page 14 of last week's issue of the RADIO TIMES, where they will find an article by Scott Goddard which served as a background to the first broadcast performance last Friday.
Conductor and producer:
Gordon McConnel, Rex Haworth, Charles
Mary (his daughter):
Aunt Jane (his sister):
John the Butcher (betrothed to Mary):
Hugh the Drover:
Act 1 only:
Act 2 only:
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NEWS TALKS and SPORT
Directed by Sydney Lipton with Chips Chippendall
The Three T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
Schnabel (pianoforte): Sonata in F, Op. 10, No. 2 (Beethoven)-l Allegro. 2 Allegretto. 3 Presto
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