Richard Walthew (clarinet)
This is the third of five programmes dealing with various orchestral instruments. Richard Walthew will illustrate the talk with the following examples:
Richard Walthew , son of R. H. Walthew , the composer, spent four years at sea before entering the musical profession. He became principal clarinet of the City of Birmingham Orchestra, left in 1934 to join the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra, but in 1936 transferred back to
Birmingham as principal clarinet of the BBC Midland Orchestra, at the same time rejoining the City of Birmingham Orchestra.
Songs from the Current Films
Arranged by Reginald Burston with Francis Walton
The Midland Revue Orchestra
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, Reginald Burston
Compere, Hugh Morton
Francis Walton , who appears in ' General Release ' for the first time, comes from Audley, Stoke-on-Trent. Since 1935 he has taken leading parts in all the productions of the North Staffordshire Amateur Operatic Society and his first broadcast was one of the series of ' Songs from the Midland Amateur Shows.'
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