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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

Contributors

Leader:
Jean Pougnet
Conductor:
Leslie Bridgewater

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.

Contributors

Played By:
Irene Rustad
Unknown:
Irene Rustad
Unknown:
Ada Lewis
Unknown:
Victor Booth

A parade of song hits arranged by Mai Jones and Glyn Jones with Marion Browne , Haydn Adams , John Morgan , Cliff Earnshaw , and Revue
Chorus
At the pianos, Mai Jones and Frank Davison
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Arranged By:
Mai Jones
Arranged By:
Glyn Jones
Unknown:
Marion Browne
Unknown:
Haydn Adams
Unknown:
John Morgan
Unknown:
Cliff Earnshaw
Pianos:
Mai Jones
Pianos:
Frank Davison
Produced By:
Glyn Jones

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Overture :
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.

Contributors

Leader:
J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor:
Guy Warrack
Unknown:
Coriolan Beethoven
Unknown:
Heinrich Collin.
Unknown:
Sir Donald Tovey

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.

Contributors

Unknown:
Rt. Hon. Ernest Brown

starring
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

Contributors

Unknown:
Bebe Daniels
Unknown:
Vic Oliver
Unknown:
Ben Lyon
Unknown:
Jay Wilbur
Unknown:
Sam Browne
Dialogue By:
Dick Pepper
Produced By:
Harry S. Pepper
Produced By:
Douglas Lawrence

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

Contributors

Story By:
Hans Christian Andersen
Composed By:
Reginald Redman
Produced By:
Francis Dillon
January:
James McKechnie
February:
Phyllis Smale
March:
Antony Holies
April:
Eileen Erskine
May:
Curigwen Lewis-
June:
Kathleen Kinear
July:
Ivan Brandt
August:
Dora Gregory
September:
Bryan Powley
October:
Fred Yule
November:
Esme Percy
December:
Arthur Young

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

Contributors

Unknown:
Madeleine Christie
Unknown:
James Crampsey
Unknown:
Frank Foster
Unknown:
Sarah Fox
Unknown:
Edith Stevenson
Unknown:
James Gibson
Unknown:
James Urquhart
Unknown:
Molly Weir
Unknown:
Ruby Duncan
Unknown:
Douglas Graham
Conducted By:
Ronnie Munro
Produced By:
Moultrie R. Kelsall

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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