and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Cleo Brown , the American swing pianist
A thought for today
followed by Programme Parade
Some details of today's programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Freddie Grisewood
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
Selection: Gulliver's Travels - Timberg and Sharples
Life is nothing without music - Fred Hartley
Folk-tune medley, No. 15 - Gerrard Williams
Diane - Rappee andPollack
Slavonic dance, No. 8 - Dvorak
The nearness of you - Carmichael
Daddy-long-legs Kenneth - Wright
Aubade Clifton - Parker
Ritual fire dance - Falla
at the theatre organ
A New Year's gathering of choirs of children whose voices will live for ever on gramophone records
Written and presented by Herbert C. Ridout
A topical magazine programme
from p. 17 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 12 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra
played by Irene Rustad
When only eight years old Irene Rustad began winning prizes in music festivals, and at the age of sixteen won the Ada Lewis open scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. There she studied under Victor Booth for five years, winning bronze and silver medals, the Albanesi Prize for Chopin playing, and the Walter Macfarren gold medal. In 1936 she studied in Italy under Schnabel for three months, and gave her first London recital at the Wigmore Hall in the spring of the following year.
A programme of new gramophone records presented by Elizabeth Cowell
A parade of song hits arranged by Mai Jones and Glyn Jones with Marion Browne , Haydn Adams , John Morgan , Cliff Earnshaw , and Revue
At the pianos, Mai Jones and Frank Davison
Produced by Glyn Jones
A programme of gramophone records presented by Roger Wimbush
Les Allen with the Dance Orchestra directed by Billy Tement
Produced by Tom Ronald
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Coriolan Beethoven 's ' Coriolan ' is based not on Shakespeare's play, but on an entirely different play by a German contemporary dramatist named Heinrich Collin. From every point of view it is one of Beethoven's greatest orchestral works, particularly in its compact construction and beauty of orchestral colouring.
The music, however, has no definite programme, but Sir Donald Tovey points out, ' Wagner was right in describing Beethoven's overture as a musical counterpart to the turning-point in Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the scene in the Volscian camp before the gates of Rome '.
Haydn's La Chasse'
Many of Haydn's symphonies have descriptive titles but very few of these were given by the composer himself. The Symphony No. 73 in D is one of the exceptions and takes its name from the last movement, ' La Chasse'.
This finale was originally the prelude to the last act of an opera La Fedelta premiata which Haydn composed for the re-opening of Prince Esterhazy's private theatre, which had been destroyed by fire. In the opera Diana, Goddess of the Chase, brings about a happy ending to the various intrigues, and this inspired Haydn to bring in a hunting theme.
A year later Haydn composed the other movements of the symphony and performed the complete work before the Prince.
played by the Bristol Hippodrome Orchestra
The Rt. Hon. Ernest Brown ,
Secretary of State for Scotland
This afternoon's talk by the Secretary of State for Scotland will not be in the nature of a formal Government statement but simply a talk of greeting and encouragement to Scottish people. He will look over the year that has passed, with its many events, and forward, too, to this new year.
The workers of Britain face 1941
The New Year on the Industrial Front illustrated by outside broadcasts from
A road transport depot
A dock-side and A clothing factory presented by Cecil McGivem and Michael Standing
Bebe Daniels , Vic Oliver , Ben Lyon with Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, the Greene Sisters, and Sam Browne
Additional dialogue by Dick Pepper
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Lawrence
(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr
Bob Bore o Newydd'
.' Looking backward'
A glance over the Children's Hour of 1940, devised by Barbara Sleigh
followed by National and Regional announcements
F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
with John Singer and Celia Lipton supported by Phil Cardew and his schoolmates in swing
Script written by Spike Hughes
Produced by Douglas Moodie
or where the war hits you
A war commentary on the personal front, by ' Blueprint' l--Cross-purposes
Overture : Alfonso and Estrella Symphony No. 9, in C played by BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
A masque for the New Year, adapted from the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Music specially composed by Reginald Redman and played by BBC Northern Orchestra under the direction of the composer
Written and produced by Francis Dillon
A selection from some Scottish revues broadcast in 1940, including 'May Bee ', ' June Tune ', ' Hey Day ', ' Come off it', 'Going Places', ' Neon Nights', Ladies Only ', and ' Black-outs for the Black-out' with Madeleine Christie , James Crampsey , Frank Foster , Sarah Fox , Edith Stevenson , James Gibson ,
James Urquhart , Molly Weir
Ruby Duncan and Douglas Graham at two pianos
Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall
Ceilidh aig am bi saighdearan Gaidhealach as an Impireachd air aoigheachd Ie cairdean a Gaidhealtachd na h-Alba
(A Gaelic Ceilidh for Highland soldiers from the Empire)
An anthology arranged by Ursula Wood
Produced by M. H. Allen
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
At the organ, Dr. Hubert Hunt
Reader, The Rev. J. W. Welch
and his Band