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for Farmers and Shipping


at the Organ of the Ritz Cinema,


by Gabrielle Bernard
Gabrielle Bernard is one of three musical sisters. Of the other two, Rachel Bernard is a coloratura soprano, now studying under Clive Carey-she has, by the way, sung with the Royal Carl Rosa Opera Companv-while the other, Shiela, is a brilliant oboe player.
Gabrielle Bernard started to play the piano when only five, but did not take it up seriously until she was seventeen. She studied privately with Dorothy Hesse and Frank Mannheimer , and soon developed her enthusiasm for all branches of music, and her very individual style of interpretation. She gave a very successful recital at the Salle Chopin in Paris last October, and made her London debut at the Æolian Hall in January this year.


Unknown: Gabrielle Bernard
Unknown: Gabrielle Bernard
Unknown: Rachel Bernard
Unknown: Clive Carey-She
Unknown: Carl Rosa Opera
Unknown: Gabrielle Bernard
Unknown: Dorothy Hesse
Unknown: Frank Mannheimer


(All the above items arranged by Arthur Dulay )
Arthur Dulay 's Quintet is one of the most popular light music combinations broadcasting, and consists of two violins, a viola, and cello, with Arthur Dulay himself at the piano.
The Quintet has been on the air for some years now, and has established itself under a leader with more than usual experience in this type of work.
After training as a pianist at the Guildhall School of Music at which he gained a scholarship, he studied under the great Italian pianist Busoni.


Arranged By: Arthur Dulay
Arranged By: Arthur Dulay
Unknown: Arthur Dulay


Halle Orchestra, with the St.
Michael's Singers and Sir Hamilton Harty (pianoforte): Rio Grande (Lambert)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart. : Schottische ; Hornpipe ; Dance of the Fairy Princess ; Sunday Morning (Intermezzo) ; Apotheosis (The Triumph of Neptune) (Berners)
Recitation by Edith Sitwell with Orchestra, conducted by Constant Lambert: Facade (Walton). (Poems by Edith Siticell )


Pianoforte: Sir Hamilton Harty
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Edith Siticell


White and Woodman in original songs at the piano and Robert Keys syncopating pianist
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont


Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Albert Sammons (violin),
Edie Miller (pianoforte): Sonata (Faure) -1 Allegro molto. 2 Andante. 3 Allegro vivo. 4 Allegro quasi presto
Maggie Teyte (soprano) ; Cortot
(pianoforte): Le Promenoir de deux Amants (The Lovers' Walk) (Words by I'Hermite) (Debussy)—Auprès de cette grotte sombre. (By this dark grotto). Crois mon conseil, chere Climene. (Believe, me, dear Climene). Je tremble en voyant ton visage (I tremble when I see your face)
Francescatti (violin),
Maurice Faure (pianoforte): Tzigane-Rhapsodie de concert (Ravel)


Violin: Albert Sammons
Violin: Edie Miller
Soprano: Maggie Teyte
Violin: Maurice Faure


The seaside and the people and things you see there'
Reginald Arkell


Unknown: Reginald Arkell

: A Symphony Concert

The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799), contemporary and friend of Haydn and Mozart, is now remembered only because of the chamber music he produced so prolifically. But he also wrote some symphonic programme-music of great interest. His 'Ovid' symphonies are probably the finest examples of pre-Beethovenian programme-music in existence.
There were originally twelve, but those of the second set have been lost, though we know their subjects. 'Three years ago', wrote Dittersdorf in his autobiography, 'I hit upon the idea of writing some characteristic symphonies on subjects from Ovid's "Metamorphoses", and on my arrival in Vienna' (i.e., in 1786), 'had twelve of the kind ready.' In Vienna he performed the first six - the set that survives - at a concert in the Augarten, the others a week later at a theatre concert.

Henry Cowell
Henry Cowell (born at Menlo Park, California, in 1879) is one of the most adventurous of contemporary American composers. Among the peculiar features of his piano music are ' tone clusters', a term invented by himself to describe bunches of notes played with the clenched fist, the elbow, or the entire length of the fore-arm. This Sinfonietta for fourteen instruments (1928) is one of his attempts to transfer ' tone-clusters ' from the keyboard to the orchestra.
Cowell is largely self-taught but he studied for a time under C.L. Seeger at the University of California and later under Woodman at the Institute of Applied Music. During 1931-32 he studied comparative musicology at the University of Berlin. Cowell has written books on 'New Musical Resources' and 'The Nature of Melody'.


Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Henry Cowell
Unknown: Henry Cowell
Unknown: L. Seeger

: Opera from Bayreuth Wagner Festival 'THE FLYING DUTCHMAN'

(original version)
Conducted by Victor de Sabata
The broadcast of The Flying Dutchman' began in the National programme at 5.0


Conducted By: Victor de Sabata
Daland: Ludwig Hoffmann
Senta: Maria Muller
Erik: Hallstrom
Mary: Martha Focke
Dutchman: Jaro Prohaska
Dutchman: Rudolf Bockelmann


Cortot (pianoforte): Scenes from
Childhood, Op. 15 (Schumann)-Of Foreign Lands and Peoples. Strange Story. Playing Tag. Pleading Child. Quite Happy. Important Event. Reverie. At the Fireside. Knight of the Hobby-Horse. Almost too Serious. Frightening. Child falling asleep. The poet speaks


(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Frank Bridge


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Frank Bridge


Walford Hyden and his Orchestra in a programme of dance music from the Continent and other parts of the world with Leila Finneberg
Otto Fassell and Dimitri Vetter
Produced by C. F. Meehan


Unknown: Walford Hyden
Unknown: Leila Finneberg
Unknown: Otto Fassell
Unknown: Dimitri Vetter
Produced By: C. F. Meehan


A composite programme of excerpts from three concert parties
Presented by Agnes Bond
Devised and produced by Richard Jerome from the Bandstand Pavilion,
The company includes :
Gwen Lewis ; Arnold Crowther ; Mary Spencer Smith ; Freddy Payne and Peggy Keith ; Alec John ;
Sybil Summerfield ; Fred Gwyn
Supported by John Allen 's Orchestra with Barry Humphreys (pianist)
Under the direction of Harry Tollfree from the Little Theatre, Saltburn
The company includes :
Tom Hammerton ; Richard Stone ; Jeff Searles ; Julian Oakley ; Sara Gregory ; Diana Marshall ; Hilda Jackson Betty Glover ; Harry
'REVELS OF 1939'
Presented by Scott Gordon from the Granville Pavilion,
The company includes :
Scott Gordon ; Patricia Beryl ; Teresa Watson ; Anthony Neville ; Fred Lewis ; Jimmy Edwards and Stella Dare ; Marie Hall-Blockley ;
Ella Drummond
The programme presented by Harry S. Pepper


Presented By: Agnes Bond
Produced By: Richard Jerome
Unknown: Gwen Lewis
Unknown: Arnold Crowther
Unknown: Mary Spencer Smith
Unknown: Freddy Payne
Unknown: Peggy Keith
Unknown: Alec John
Unknown: Sybil Summerfield
Unknown: Fred Gwyn
Unknown: John Allen
Pianist: Barry Humphreys
Unknown: Harry Tollfree
Unknown: Tom Hammerton
Unknown: Richard Stone
Unknown: Jeff Searles
Unknown: Julian Oakley
Unknown: Sara Gregory
Unknown: Diana Marshall
Unknown: Hilda Jackson Betty Glover
Presented By: Scott Gordon
Unknown: Scott Gordon
Unknown: Patricia Beryl
Unknown: Teresa Watson
Unknown: Anthony Neville
Unknown: Fred Lewis
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Marie Hall-Blockley
Unknown: Ella Drummond
Presented By: Harry S. Pepper


including Weather Forecast


Under the direction of Sid Phillips with Pat Taylor , Hughie Diamond


Unknown: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Pat Taylor
Unknown: Hughie Diamond


November 1927-Records of a memorable month
Presented by G. F. Gray Clarke


Presented By: G. F. Gray Clarke

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