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: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, ALFRED BARKER Conductor, T. H. MORRISON GEORGE ARMITAGE (tenor)

Except for last year's revival at Covent Garden, Rossini's opera The Italian Girl in Algiers has long ago gone from the repertoire, but the Overture is still a popular item in concert programmes. It is, indeed, a characteristic example of Rossini's wonderful gift for sparkling melody, and his favourite device of the crescendo is used very effectively.
GEORGE ARMITAGE AND ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Unknown: George Armitage

: 'After their Bedtime'

A Childish Programme for Grown-ups arranged on gramophone records and presented by G. H. DAYNE
This programme will be 'childish' only inasmuch as it is to consist of recordings by child artists. Some of these artists have since grown up, others are amongst the most famous ' infant prodigies ' of today. Virtuosi such as Mischa Elman , Bratza, Yehudi Menuhin and Geoffrey Philippe , will provide a programme which, in point of subtlety and maturity of execution, will equal that of any adult past master of the art of music.

Contributors

Presented By: G. H. Dayne
Unknown: Mischa Elman
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Geoffrey Philippe

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

An appeal on behalf of ALTRINCHAM GENERAL HOSPITAL by Sir EDWARD GRIGG ,
K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., M.P.
Sir Edward Grigg has been the member for Altrincham since 1933. His career has been a varied one. As a young man he entered journalism, working on the editorial staff of The Times and becoming assistant editor of The Outlook in 1905. During the War he served with the Grenadier Guards, becoming G.S.O. I of the Guards Division. At a later date he was private secretary to Mr. Lloyd George. From 1925 to 1931 he was Governor and Commander-in-Chief and High Commissioner for Transport in Kenya Colony. Altrincham Hospital serves a far wider area than its name would suggest. Indeed, a more accurate title would be the ' North Cheshire Hospital '. The main burden of expense falls on Altrincham and the adjoining urban districts of Bowdon and Hale ; the outside districts have given inadequate support as yet. Apart from the wide area it covers, the hospital has a special claim on the motorist. Owing to its proximity to two very Important main traffic routes-the Manchester and Chester road and that from Stockport to Altrincham-it has to deal with a continuous stream of people who have been involved in motor accidents.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Edward Grigg
Unknown: Sir Edward Grigg
Unknown: Mr. Lloyd George.
Unknown: Sir Edward Grigg

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