at the organ of the Plaza Cinema,
Music by Johann Strauss
' A Thousand and One Nights'
Grand Symphony Orchestra:
Joseph Schmidt (tenor): Fickle
' Die Fledermaus' (The Bat)
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano):
Mein Herr Marquis. Spiel' ich die Unschuld vom Lande (I'll play the innocent country maid)
' Night in Venice '
Marek Weber and his Orchestra:
' The Gypsy Baron '
Emmy Bettendorf (soprano) and Herbert Ernst Groh (tenor): Wer uns getraut ? (Who tied the knot I)
Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender (baritone) and Chorus: Weberlied - Czardas
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Roderick Jones (baritone)
Conversations about Pets
1—'The New Pup '
A. J. Dixon
G. W. K. Savage
G. W. K.
from the Memorial Hall, Manchester
Joan Fullerton (soprano)
Brenda Old (violin)
Accompanists, Albert Knowles and Nancy Harris
The Fair Scene (Kermesse) from Act 2 of Gounod's opera,
Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conducted by Ernest W. Goss and Geoffrey Henman
Dolan Evans (mezzo-soprano) from the Pavilion, Torquay
This afternoon's broadcast will have poignant associations for the members of the Torquay Municipal
Orchestra, for it is to be the last of about 300 broadcasts from the Pavilion as it now stands. It is to be closed for an extensive scheme of alterations which are costing the Corporation something like £25,000.
A reading from the novel by Jane Austen , arranged for broadcasting by C. Henry Warren and read by E. Martin Browne
with Geraldo and his Dance Orchestra (by permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.)
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell
Frederick Stone (pianoforte)
New Year Number
A magazine programme for women, edited and produced by Archie Campbell
Tunes! Topics! Personalities!
In addition to some of the regular features that have been retained, this issue will introduce several new features including:
Mrs. Jones's Diary
The journal of an average woman
'The Women at the Top'
A feature contributed by Howard Thomas
I - Dorothy L. Sayers
And, of course, your dance expert in Will you dance, Madam?
With The Little Orchestra
Under the direction of Percival Mackey
Compere, Lionel Gamlin
Max Rostal (violin)
Franz Osborn (pianoforte)
Sonata in E minor (K.304) ...... Mozart
Duo Concertante ...... Stravinsky
In 1933 Max Rostal left Berlin, where he was a professor at the State Institute. He teaches in London, and has a large clientele of international pupils. Soon afterwards he gave his first recital in London, at the Wigmore Hall, and made his debut on the air in this country. He has been broadcasting regularly ever since.
Recently he discovered a cadenza for Beethoven's Violin Concerto, written by Beethoven himself. This he will perform for the first time this month in Amsterdam with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. He also discovered recently in Padua an old concerto by Tartini, which has never been played before. It is to be published shortly and he will play it for the first time at one of the London concerts during the season.
Franz Osborn was born in Berlin, and, while still a boy, was heard by Artur Schnabel, who insisted on his becoming a pianist. He studied with him for several years, and subsequently with Leonid Kreutzer at the Hochschule fÃ¼r Musik, in Berlin, and for a short time with Max Pauer in Stuttgart. About ten years ago he began touring Europe and has played in almost every European country. He broadcast for the first time in this country eight years ago, and has lived in London since 1934.
Like Rostal, with whom he has appeared at several concerts, Franz Osborn has many international pupils. He has given many first performances, notably that of Sinfonia Concertante for piano and orchestra by William Walton. This was given in Berlin, with the composer conducting.
England's First National Forest
The establishment of a National Forest Park in the Forest of Dean is recommended in the report of a Committee set up by the Forestry Commissioners and recently published. Tonight listeners are to hear a number of views on this proposal from :
M. Philips Price, Member of Parliament for the Forest of Dean
W. L. Taylor , Assistant Commissioner for England and Wales,
E. F. Grant , of the Argyll National
Roy Saunders, of the South Wales
National Park Committee
Other speakers will include inhabitants of the Forest of Dean and industrial workers in districts likely to make use of the Park
(West of England)
Anna Meakin , James Johnston ,
Percy Waterhouse, Frank Hughes ,
David Curry , Frank Rea ,
James Regan , Sam Lowry ,
Harry Davis , Dennis Stevens , and James Moody
Devised by James Moody
Conductor, J. C. Dyson
(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS and SPORT
Directed by Sydney Lipton with Chips Chippendall,
George Evans , The Three T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
Egon Petri (pianoforte)
Sonata in E minor, Op. 90 (Beethoven). Minuet (Bach, arr. Petri)
including Weather Forecast