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: FREDRIC BAYCO

at the Organ of the Dominion
Theatre, Tottenham Court Road

: ' MIDLAND PARLIAMENT'

'Beneficial Employment'
A discussion between
F. H. Harrod
J. Newman
W. A. Weaver and Clyde Higgs
Chairman, Sir Charles Mander
(A recording of the broadcast in the Regional and Midland programmes on Tuesday)

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Harrod
Unknown: J. Newman
Unknown: W. A. Weaver
Unknown: Clyde Higgs
Unknown: Sir Charles Mander

: GERALD SHAW

at the piano
(Scotland)

: SIMPLE FACTS

' Tangier and Spanish Morocco'
G. T. Garratt

Contributors

Unknown: G. T. Garratt

: A RECITAL

The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin)
Joseph Pessac (violin)
James Verity (viola)
Kathleen Moorhouse (violoncello)

Contributors

Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Joseph Pessac
Viola: James Verity
Viola: Kathleen Moorhouse

: STUART BARRIE

at the Organ of the Granada, Tooting
Victor Herbert Melodies

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Szigeti (violin): Caprice No. 24
(Variations in A minor) (Paganini)
Marian Anderson (contralto):
Laksin mina. Kesayona Kaymann (Summer Night) (arr. Palmgren). Tuku, Tuku Lampaitani (arr. Vehanen). Come Away Death ; and Saf, Saf, Susa (Sigh, Sigh, Sedges) (Sibelius)
Szigeti (violin): Minuet (Debussy, arr. Dushkin). Corcovado (Milhaud, arr. Levy)

Contributors

Contralto: Marian Anderson

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Boyd Neel
Olive Bloom (pianoforte)
Faure's suite ' Pelleas and Melisande' consists of the prelude to the four acts of Maeterlinck's play. The music is of the utmost simplicity and the scoring—two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, timpani, harp, and strings-is a model of clarity and restraint, yet its effect is magical. The curious atmosphere of elusiveness and tragedy that pervades the whole of Maeterlinck's play is suggested in Faure's music with extraordinary insight and imagination.
Perhaps the most outstanding number is ' Melisande is spinning ', which sets the mood of the first scene in Act III. Pelleas and Melisande are together in a room in the castle. Melisande is spinning. The wistful melody that is given out by the oboe expresses the mood of the lovers, while muted violins keep up a flowing semi-quaver figure suggesting the whirr of the spinning-wheel.
OLIVE BLOOM AND ORCHESTRA
Concerto No. 2, in G minor, Op. 22
Saint-Saens
1 Andante sostenuto. 2 Allegro scherzando. 3 Presto

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Boyd Neel

: 'THE MASTER SINGERS'

A programme of old gramophone records
Presented by H. Hugh Harvey
The invention of the gramophone came in time to preserve for us the voices of a whole generation of great singers-the generation that included Scotti, Caruso, and Emmy Destinn -who would otherwise have been lost to us as completely as the voices of the singers of Handel's or Mozart's day. Although some of these old pre-electric records have been re-recorded, the records themselves are precious possessions and Hugh Harvey is justly proud of his fine collection, part of which listeners will hear this evening : the supreme opera singers of the pre-war decade in their finest roles.

Contributors

Presented By: H. Hugh Harvey
Presented By: Hugh Harvey

: THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Harold Lowe

Contributors

Conducted By: Harold Lowe

: HUBERT SELBY

at the Organ of the Paramount
Theatre, Manchester

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite contains some of the daintiest ballet music ever written. The whole work is. of course, much longer than the Suite, which contains only some of the best numbers, and lasts for a considerable time when presented on the stage. The story of the ballet is taken from E. T. A. Hoffmann 's fantastic fairy tale ' Nutcracker and Mouse-King

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: E. T. A. Hoffmann

: TWO RIVERS-THAMES AND SEINE

A Thames pilot compares notes with a pilot from the Seine
Last February a pilot on the river Seine described to the BBC's recording unit, which was in France at the time, some of the peculiarities of navigation on his river. Tonight a Thames pilot will comment on the records that were made then and tell you something of the problems of his own river.

: THE FOURTH NEWS

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT

: THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND

Directed by Sydney Lipton with Ivor Davis
Celia from Grosvenor House, Park Lane

Contributors

Directed By: Sydney Lipton
Unknown: Ivor Davis








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