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at the Organ of the Granada Cinema,
This accomplished musician was acting as deputy organist at Chesterfield Parish Church when only fifteen years old. He later became interested in the cinema organ and studied the technique of this instrument. At the same time he studied straight organ playing under G. D. Cunningham, who broadcast on Wednesday afternoon. Madin has had experience of all types of organs, from the village church harmonium to the mighty organ of the Albert Hall.


Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by Ian Whyte


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Ian Whyte

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Thibaud (violin) and Cortot (pianoforte): Sonata for violin and pianoforte (Debussy)-l Allegro vivo. 2 Fantasque et leger. 3 Finale: Tres anime
Henri Merckel (violin),
Alice Merckel (viola), Gaston Marchesini (violoncello), Eliane Zurfluh-Tenroc (pianoforte): Quartet in C minor (Fauré) -1 Allegro molto moderato. 2 Allegro vivo. 3 Adagio. 4 Allegro molto


Violin: Henri Merckel
Violin: Alice Merckel
Viola: Gaston Marchesini


' Dancing at Midsummer '
A gay rhapsody of Swedish melodies by Leven's Orchestra from Goteborg


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


The Three Minx in close harmony and lack Ferris and Tony Gran. on two pianos with Bob Peters-Smith at the drums
Presented by Leslie Bridgmoni


Unknown: Tony Gran.
Unknown: Bob Peters-Smith
Presented By: Leslie Bridgmoni


Another gramophone programme arranged by A. P. Sharpe


Arranged By: A. P. Sharpe


A fly fisherman in Shropshire
A commentary on the art of casting a fly by a well-known local fisherman and David Gretton
Recorded on the banks of a Shropshire stream by the BBC Mobile Unit


Unknown: David Gretton


The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Carl Goldmark (1830-1915) was the son of a cantor in a synagogue in Hungary. He studied at the Vienna Conservatorium and began his professional career as an orchestral violinist, later becoming a piano teacher in Vienna. Goldmark wrote a considerable quantity of music, which includes an opera, several concert overtures, chamber works, a violin concerto, and two symphonies -Symphony No. 1, which is known as the ' Rustic Wedding ' Symphony, and Symphony No. 2 in E flat, to be heard this afternoon.
' Swan White'
Sibelius's ' Swan White ' suite consists of the incidental music to a charming fairy play of Strindberg, the Scandinavian dramatist, who was not as a rule given to charm. In this case, however, he got his material from the folk ballads of his country and not from his own somewhat gloomy conception of life. Sibelius has played up to the spirit of the story, and his music is full of grace and delicacy. The complete suite consists of seven pieces.


Conducted By: Leslie Heward


(Section F)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Guy Warrack
Music by Scandinavian Composers
John Svendsen (1840-1911), son of a military bandmaster, was born at Christiania. 'At the age of fifteen he played the flute in his father's band and later the clarinet. Then he took up the violin and eight years later went to seek his fortune in Germany, where he secured the interest of a Dr. Leche, who obtained him a small annual grant from the privy purse of Charles XV. This enabled him to study at the Leipzig Conservatorium under Ferdinand David and Richter. He appears to have divided his life between Christiania, Paris, and New York. For five years (1872-7) Svendsen shared with Grieg the conducting of the Union Concerts at Christiania, and in 1883 he became Court conductor at Copenhagen.
Among Svendsen's works are two symphonies, No. 1, in D, and No. 2, in B flat, both of which closely follow the classical form.


Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Guy Warrack
Music By: Scandinavian Composers
Unknown: Ferdinand David


including Weather Forecast


A discussion between
Two Parents and a Schoolmaster
One parent has children at a Grammar School ; the other, at an Elementary School
The schoolmaster is head of a prominent Midland Grammar School
In the chair, P. Sargant Florence


Unknown: P. Sargant Florence


Devised by Rion Voigt
Romance! Laughter! Tragedy!
Tonight members of the audience in St. George's Hall will become fully-Hedged actors in a radio play. Listeners will hear the aspirants tested, the cast chosen, and the play rehearsed and performed
Incidental music by Sandy Macpherson
Presented by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Rion Voigt
Music By: Sandy MacPherson
Presented By: Vernon Harris


Presented by Van Phillips with James Hayter
Vera Lennox
Maurice Denham
Helen Clare
Van Phillips and his two Orchestras
Orchestrations by Van Phillips and Alf Ralston
Produced by Vernon Harris


Presented By: Van Phillips
Unknown: James Hayter
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Van Phillips
Unknown: Van Phillips
Produced By: Vernon Harris

: Theatre Royal, Bristol

by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Production by W. Farquharson Small There is none more competent than Wilfrid Rooke Ley to broadcast on this, one of England's most famous theatres. He truly loves Bristol, and listeners may remember his article on King Street, Bristol, which appeared in the Radio Times last year.
Although small, the Theatre Royal is as perfect as a theatre can be and might be said to be to England as is the Munich Residenz Theatre to Germany. The roof of the theatre is all gold and apple green, circle and gallery are separated by the slenderest of columns, and the royal box, in which King George IV was the last monarch to sit, might well rank as a museum piece. Many famous actors and actresses have appeared there from the days of Mrs. Siddons to the present time.
(A recording of this programme will be broadcast tomorrow: National,
11.45 a.m.)


Production By: W. Farquharson
Unknown: Wilfrid Rooke Ley


A Parade of Song Hits
Arranged by Mai Jones and Glyn Jones with Marion Browne
Haydn Adams
The Revue Chorus
(Arrangements by Idloes Owen ) and The BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Revue Section)
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
The production by Glyn Jones


Arranged By: Mai Jones
Arranged By: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Marion Browne
Unknown: Haydn Adams
Arrangements By: Idloes Owen
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas
Production By: Glyn Jones


including Weather Forecast


with Alice Mann
Denny Dennis
The Canadian Capers from the Cafe de Paris


Unknown: Alice Mann
Unknown: Denny Dennis

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