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: The Casani Club Orchestra

Directed by Charles Kunz
Relayed from Casani's Club
(National Programme)

Contributors

Directed By: Charles Kunz

: 'The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements and Midland Sports Bulletin

: Music of Chaminade

A Pianoforte Recital by MARGARET ABLETHORPE
Pierrette
Arabesque
Pas des Echarpes (Scarf Dance) Automne
Spanish Caprice, La Morena Danse Creole
IN THE DAYS before radio, cinemas, and cheap cars people were obliged to create their own amusements, and there was no more popular home entertainment than music making. It must be admitted, however, that the quality of the performance and of the music itself was not always of a very high order. As in the case of modern dance music, songs and piano pieces of a very low level of achievement were churned out by the hundred, but among the immense number of British and foreign composers who devoted themselves to the production of this drawing-room, or salon, music there were many who combined charm and facility with imagination and artistry.
Cécile Chaminade, who is still
living, was one of these. Born at Paris in 1861, she studied under Benjamin Godard , who was himself a distinguished composer of light opera and salon music. Mme. Chaminade began to compose at the age of eight and gave her first concert at eighteen. A brilliant pianist, she toured through many parts of Europe, including England where she made her debut in 1892. Although Mme. Chaminade has written several ambitious works, such as a ' Concertstuck ' for piano and orchestra and a Ballet, it is as a composer of songs and short piano pieces that she has earned world-wide fame. The group of piano pieces to be played this evening is typical of the composer's brilliant engaging style which is melodious, strongly rhythmical, and written with a sensitive and subtle understanding of the keyboard effect.

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Godard

: DANCE MUSIC

BILLY MERRIN and his COMMANDERS
Relayed from The Futurist Theatre,
Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Merrin

: Ilmington Meets the Microphone

Life and Music from a Warwickshire
Village
THE VILLAGE OF ILMINGTON lies to the west of the Stratford-Oxford main road. Ilmington is in Warwickshire. An attempt was recently made to have it transferred from Warwickshire to Gloucestershire. The story goes that at the height of the controversy, a resident was asked which he preferred, and plumped for Warwickshire ' because it's so mortal cold on top of they Glahstcrsheer hills '. It has an interesting old church, and fine old manor-house. Simon de Montfort , who was killed at the Battle of Evesham, lived there ; several of the de Montforts were Rectors. The manor-house is now the residence of Mr. Spenser Flower , who comperes this village feature. Inhabitants will describe the life of the village, and the talk will be broken up with music and snatches of song.

Contributors

Unknown: Simon de Montfort
Unknown: Mr. Spenser Flower

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin








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