I from the Chiswick Empire
Harry Fryer , accomplished resident conductor of the fifteen-strong Chiswick Empire Orchestra, is a North Countryman. As a lad in Sunderland he started his musical career by playing the piano in a local cinema. Fourteen years ago he joined the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, for whom he worked for twelve and a half years, ending up in the position of musical director at the Tivoli cinema in the Strand.
Later he succeeded Louis Levy at the Shepherds Bush Pavilion, where he gave over two hundred broadcasts. After touring various Paramount theatres for three years, he took his orchestra to the Chiswick Empire some sixteen months ago.
Most of his orchestra have played under him for the last six years or so. Fryer's biggest musical thrill, he tells us, was when he was invited by Sir Dan Godfrey to conduct the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra.
and a violin with Harry Evans at the piano (From West of England)
with Renee Barr (soprano) from the Continental Restaurant,
' Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour'
Presented by Pascoe Thomton and S. E. Reynolds
The fourteenth in a series of programmes that are being broadcast weekly to the Empire
Wing-Commander S. L. G. Pope ,
Wing-Commander S. L. G.
from the University, Leeds
Societe des Instruments a Vent de
Maurice Van Gucht (clarinet) ; Victor Apostel (flute) ; Rene Antoine (oboe); Laurent Kerremans (bassoon); Gaston Renard (horn) ;
Phillipe de Clerck (pianoforte)
A programme of popular dance music on gramophone records
The BBC Singers (A): Margaret Godley Margaret Rees Gladys Winmill Doris Owens Bradbridge White Martin Boddey Stanley Riley Samuel Dyson Conducted by Trevor Harvey
(All edited by E. H. Fellowes )
Marcel Moyse (flute): Am Waldesbach (By the Woodland Stream) (Wetzger). Le Rossignol en amour (The Amorous Nightingale) (Couperin, arr. Fleury)
Frederick Thurston (clarinet):
A Truro Maggot (P. Browne ). Gigue (C. H. Lloyd)
Leon Goossens (oboe): Simple aveu (Avowal) (Thome). Gavotte (Rameau)
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'
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
Leader, Aldo Spiero from the Hotel Victoria, London
Scenes from the pantomime
Presented by Francis Laidler and produced by Gerald Seymour from the Prince's Theatre, Bristol
The cast includes and The Prince's Theatre Orchestra
Directed by Norman Brooks
Constance, Dame Durden's Cow:
Would a commercial system under private enterprise give the British listener a better service than he gets under the present system of a publicly owned corporation?
A discussion between
H. G. Selfridge , Jnr.
C. B. Cochran
Chair, Lord Stamp
Sidney Smith v. Alec Brown
A commentary during play, by Willie Smith , from Thurston's Hall
A Variety programme broadcast from the stage of The Hippodrome, Bristol
The artists taking part are:
The Western Brothers, Kenneth and George - Those Radio Cads
Rawicz and Landauer - A Thrill on Two Pianos
Michael Moore - Interviewing the Stars
(Section D) Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Anthony Collins
In its design ' Don Juan ' adheres fairly closely to the rondo of classical sonatas and symphonies, and in the varied forms in which the chief themes return we can follow the adventures of Don Juan in his crazy search for his ideal of incarnate womanhood. There are four principal themes heard at the outset. all glowing with the youthful .ardour of the quest. These are set forth and developed at some length to form the first section of the work.
The second section of the poem, which is quoted in the score, tells of disillusionment. That is set before us in the music no less vividly than the zest and youthful vigour of the first part, the principal theme of which reappears... It introduces the closing section representing the tragedy with which Lenau's poem comes to an early end-Don Juan's death and his despair in realising that life has lost its charm for him, that nothing is left but ' the cold and dark ash-strewn hearth '.
(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS and SPORT
with Alice Mann , The Canadian
Capers, Sue and her Boy Friends from the Cafe de Paris
including Weather Forecast