at the Organ of the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
Prelude to Act 3, Lohengrin Wagner
Hark, the gypsies are coming The Urchin
Rumanian Folk Songs The Little Horse Bells
Hungarian Folk Songs
(All arrangements of the above traditional items are by Yascha Krein )
A. P. Thompson
Lili Kraus (pianoforte): Rondo i-i
D (K.485) (Mozart). Valses nobles, Op. 77 (Schubert)
Interviews with the competitors and a commentary on the start by C. J. T. Gardner, from Hatfield
Listeners are to hear three broadcasts today of the fourth annual air race from Hatfield, Herts., via Blackpool to Douglas, Isle of Man: 256 miles in all. The race will be non-stop to Blackpool in any event, and non-stop from Hatfield to Douglas if weather conditions allow. As the last part of the course is over sixty-three miles of sea a sea patrol will be provided by a naval vessel and the Douglas motor lifeboat, Manchester and Salford.
The race will be open to all types of aircraft, British and foreign, provided they have a minimum cruising speed of 100 m.p.h. and a minimum range of 400 miles. There will be a challenge trophy for the winner and a cash prize of £100, with E70 and £40 the second and third respectively.
It is expected that among the competitors will be Alex Henshaw , who made a record flight from England to the Cape and back in February in 4 days, 10 hours, and 5 minutes, and who was interviewed on Wednesday by Howard Marshall in ' At Home to Sportsmen '.
An Eskdale Journey
Written by William S. Newall and Patricia Docksey and told by the Dale folk with Choruses by the children of Eskdale
The Esk Hounds
The smallest railway in the world and The beck waterfalls, and mill wheels of Eskdale
The programme arranged and produced by Cecil McGivern
(A recording of the broadcast in the Northern programme yesterday)
Conductor, Ivan Huckerby from St. Stephens Hall, Birmingham
Pianoforte Quartet in E flat, Op. 87
1 Allegro con fuoco. 2 Lento. 3 Allegro moderato, grazioso. 4 Allegro ma non troppo played by The English Ensemble:
Marjorie Hayward (violin)
Rebecca Clarke (viola)
May Mukle (violoncello).
Kathleen Long (pianoforte)
Dvorak's Piano Quartet in E flat, composed in 1889, is one of his most superb works: serious, virile, a model of good workmanship. Nor is the characteristic lyrical element lacking ; the slow movement shows Dvorak at his lyrical best. To judge the Czech master merely by his more superficial, rather naively charming compositions, without taking into account such fine works as this, is to do him serious injustice.
A commentary by Donald Avison from Stanley Park Aerodrome, Blackpool, as the competitors turn to cross the sea
Listen again to some of the old cylinders you used to play on your phonograph
A commentary on the finish, by Alan Goodfellow , from Ronaldsway Aerodrome, Isle of Man
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter : Overture, La finta giardiniera (The Pretended Lady Gardener) (Mozart)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Walton , solo viola, Frederick Riddle : Concerto for viola and orchestra (Walton)-1 Andante comodo. 2 Vivo con molto preciso. 3 Allegro moderato
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : In the Steppes of Central Asia (Borodin)
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Overture, Mignon Ambroise Thomas
Frederick Grinke (violin)
Ernest Lush (pianoforte)
at the BBC Theatre Organ
March, Music from the Movies Levy
' The Shop across the Road '
7.20- Regional Bulletin for Farmers and Regional Sports Bulletin
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Arnold Perry
Not until the end of the first movement of Sibelius's Second Symphony does one realise which among those many fragmentary beginnings of themes has the most significance. Sibelius keeps to the classical scheme of four movements, the two middle in the order slow-quick. Where without a break the scherzo joins the final Allegro there is a reminder of Beethoven's Fifth, the work from which Sibelius's symphonies develop.
The join effected (by means less subtle, less magical than Beethoven's but producing a splendid rhetorical display as perfect for its purpose as Beethoven's drum-taps) the last movement sets in. as the first movement did, with fragments of themes, but bolder now and keeping us waiting less long before the movement reveals its proportions.
by James R. Gregson
The portrait is of Anne Cowley played by Mildred Dyson
'in a group of her contemporaries: with lesser figures played by May King , Eve Mitchell, Elizabeth Thickett , F. A. Bean , Joseph Berry ,
Edward Thornton , Frank Hollway
The portrait covers the years 1875 to 1880 and is framed in an episode of 1930 The background is Moorsyke,
Produced by Edward Wilkinson
An article on James R. Gregson will be found on page 6
The Rev David Barr:
A commentary on the final heat in the competition for the Lonsdale
Cup by R. Ingham from Empress Hall, Earl's Court
(including Weather Forecast)
with Pat Taylor
Hughie Diamond from the London Casino