at the Organ of the Paramount
Nick Capaldi accordion solos
Noreen and Mario vocal duets
Artur Schnabel (pianoforte)
Sonata in A, Op. posth. (Schubert)
-1 Allegro ; 2 Andantino ; 3 Scherzo; 4 Rondo: Allegretto. Moment musical ift A flat, Op. 94, No. 6 (Schubert)
Schubert's Sonata in A is one of three written in September, 1828, only a couple of months before the composer's death, and published posthumously. Even at the end of his career Schubert's attitude to the keyboard was still very conservative (as in the slow movement of this sonata). Not a very good pianist himself, his keyboard compositions were largely conditioned by his own limitations, but within those limits he produced effects of remarkable beauty. The first movement, in particular, is full of SchubertiSn romanticism.
The final rondo has for its main theme a curious variant of a melody previously used in the A minor Sonata, Op. 164.
(Solo pianoforte, JACK WILSON)
(To be repeated this evening : West
Directed by Jack Hardy
Nellie White (soprano)
Joyce Gayford (contralto)
Reginald Forwood (tenor)
Frank Keyte (baritone)
The Four Singers first performed under that name in 1936. They have sung madrigals at Barber's Hall in the City of London-one of the few buildings surviving the Great Fire, and at an Elizabethan house in Kent.
Nellie White , soprano, studied under Miss Carrie Tubb and it was said of her by Fox Strangways , the music critic, that her ' incisive quality does for a madrigal what Elizabeth Schumann 's does for an opera
Joyce Gayford , contralto, studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and has conducted the choir at the Leith Hill Festival. Reginald Forwood , tenor, was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, and continued his studies at the Royal College of Music.
Frank Keyte , baritone, was a chorister at a City church, studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and is a lay clerk at Rochester Cathedral.
The Elsie Owen Pianoforte
Elsie Owen (violin)
Dorothy Lee (viola)
Lilly Phillips (violoncello)
Alan Richardson (pianoforte)
Elsie Owen , who is the wife of Professor Lloyd James , linguistic adviser to the BBC and Secretary of the BBC Committee on Spoken English, studied at the Royal Academy of Music, taking composition with Sir John McEwen and the violin with Hans Wessely. In 1924 she was elected a Fellow and Professor of the violin at the Academy.
Elsie Owen first broadcast in 1922 from Marconi House and has been on the air regularly ever since, mainly in chamber music. She formed her Quartet in 1938 entirely of members of the Royal Academy of Music. It gave its first London recital in 1939.
Conductor, Jack Atherton from the Harbour Bandstand,
Morecambe (Solo comet, FRANK HAIGH)
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Lina Pagliughi (soprano)
Dorothy G. Mason
(To be repeated this evening: Midland, 7.5)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Arthur Wood
A Musical Controversy
Arranged by Charles Hatton
A musical romance by Henrik Ege , based on an original story by Annette Mills and David Blake. Lyrics and music by Annette Mills. Orchestration by Jack Beaver
A section of the BBC Men's Chorus and The augmented Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Louis Levy
Production by Douglas Moodie
Prologue, Vienna, 1914
The Play, Vienna, 1934. The subsequent action takes place two years later in London, and afterwards at a village in the Austrian Tyrol
Carl, an opera singer:
Jan van Der
John, her husband:
Freddy, a theatrical producer:
Wanda, a Continental star:
Charles Fitzjames, Jane's brother:
Sally, Jane's daughter:
Bridget, her maid Mignon O'Docherty A waiter:
Alfred, a stage-door keeper:
Herr Fiedler ):
A ticket collector:
' I've brought my music '
The Pier Pavilion, Sandown, Isle of Wight
The Large Pier Pavilion, Llandudno
The White Rock Pavilion, Hastings
A trip to Sandown, Llandudno, and Hastings for a special programme by the three companies of Fol-de-Rols resident in those towns
Introduced by Harry S. Pepper from the side of the stage at Hastings
including Weather Forecast
with Julie Dawn
Cherry Simmonds from Quaglino's Restaurant