Radio Playtime with The REEL PLAYERS, led by Margaret Smart
MARY E. DAVIDSON and GRAHAM SQUIRE in Czecho-Slovakian Dances
DUNCAN and lAIN JOHNSTONE
THE 4TH RENFREWSHIRE
BROWNIE PACK PERCUSSION BAND and BERTHA WADDELL and THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
The Royal Institute, Glasgow
Conductor, GEORGE HAWKINS
An operetta, Fatinitza, by Suppé was put on at the Alhambra in Leicester Square, and another, Boccaccio, at the Comedy Theatre a year or two later. That was fifty and more years ago, long forgotten, and all we really know of a once very popular composer of operettas in Vienna is an overture or two, such as Poet and Peasant and Light Cavalry. The Overture, ' Beautiful Galatea however, is unfamiliar to modern audiences. Suppé was for years conductor at the famous Theatre an der Wien, and many of his very numerous operettas were produced there. It was at this theatre, too, that Johann Strauss had a great success with Die Fledermaus and his other world-famous operettas. Suppé must often have conducted there.
by ROBERT C. HOWELLS
Relayed from Glasgow Cathedral
Grand Solemn March in E flat Smart
On the site of the Cathedral St. Kentigern, better known as St. Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, erected a church in the sixth century, at the end of which, according to tradition, the remains of the holy man were laid to rest in 603. Glasgow Cathedral, the finest specimen of pre-Reformation Gothic architecture in Scotland, was founded in 1123. The style is pure, early English Gothic, the choir showing the earliest form of decorated windows. The crypt, or lower church, is architecturally the finest part of the building. It was long used as the church for the Barony Parish and in ' Rob Roy ' Sir Walter Scott describes very vividly, doubtless from personal experience, the impression produced on a stranger by a service in this extraordinary, subterranean place of worship.
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