Walter Glynne (tenor)
Overture, Ruy Blas...Mendelssohn
Dream Pantomime (HÃ¤nsel and Gretel)...Humperdinck
Norwegian Rhapsody No.1...Svendsen
Second Suite, Wand of Youth...Elgar - 1 March, 2 The Little Bells, 3 Moths and Butterflies, 4 Fountain Dance, 5 Tame Bear, 6 The Wild Bears
Sketches of life on inland waterways
Illustrated by recordings made on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Devised by Olive Shapley
from the Granada, Clapham Junction
Conductor, J. Alderson
at the Organ of the Gaumont State,
Torch Tunes of the Times
August 26, 1346
A contemporary account from
Froissart's ' Ancient Chronicles '
Read by John C. Maude
Excerpts from Donizetti's opera on gramophone records
Andrew Clayton (tenor)
Pianoforte Quartet, Op. 47
1 Sostenuto assai-Allegro ma non troppo. 2 Scherzo: Molto vivace. 3 Andante cantabile. 4 Finale: Vivace played by The Wilfred Parry Piano Quartet:
Joseph Shadwick (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Anthony Pini (violoncello)
Wilfred Parry (pianoforte)
Schumann's Piano Quartet in E flat was composed in 1843, the same year in which the Piano Quintet appeared. Richard Aldrich points out that this genial and romantic work ' owes its inspiration to the same impulse that urged Schumann to the Quintet ; the method is the same, the technique shows the same manner of approach as well as the same masterly skill ; the cast of thought is similar..... But it deals, on the whole, with a slighter order of ideas ; the flight of its inspiration is not, on the whole, quite so bold or so high. It insinuates its way into the affections of the music-lover rather than imposes itself with the irresistible sweep and energy of the quintet
at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Lid.)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Debussy's 'L'Apres-midi d'un faune' is a musical interpretation of a poem by the French poet, Stephane Mallarme. It has been said that the poem is so elusive in meaning, so subtle in its refinements of language, that it is practically untranslatable into another tongue. Debussy's is perhaps the only medium suited to an exposition of the poem.
The poem is concerned with a faun who, waking at dawn in the forest, tries to recall what happened to him before he fell asleep. His musings are confused with visions of nymphs who spent the afternoon with him and the possibility that the whole thing has been a dream coloured with the music of his own flute.
Solo pianoforte, POUISHNOFF
Like several other of Russia's most distinguished composers, Glazunov, who died in 1936, had a curious career. In the 'eighties, as a young man, he was the rising hope of the nationalists ; in the 'nineties he came under the influence of Brahms and other Western composers. Until about 1904 he composed prolifically ; after that, during the remaining thirty-two years of his life, he produced only a few comparatively unimportant works (perhaps because his duties as head of the Petersburg Conservatoire left him little leisure).
This Piano Concerto, finished in 1911 and dedicated to Leopold Godowskv. was his last important work. It is in two movements, the second consisting of a theme and nine variations, a form of which Glazunov was a master.
Tickets can be obtained from Broadcasting House, W.1, Queen's Hall, and the usual agents
Sir Henry J.
Leader, Frank Cantell
Conductor, Charles Shadwell with Webster Booth (tenor)
A Father Brown story by G. K. Chesterton
Adapted for broadcasting by Felix Felton
John Turnbull Angus
Flambeau also a commissionaire, a policeman, a porter, and a chestnut-seller
Production by Felix Felton
including Weather Forecast