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at the theatre organ
Medley of song hits
A native of Neath, Tom Jenkins spent most of his teens taking part in piano competitions and Eisteddfodau, and won 185 prizes. When the Plaza opened he was appointed musical director from 1926 to 1931 and afterwards he became organist and manager of the Swansea Plaza. He gave his first broadcast from there in 1932.

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Jenkins
Unknown:
Swansea Plaza.

11.0 Music and movement for juniors
Ann Driver
11.20 Current affairs
11.40 I Ysgolion Cymru
(For Welsh Schools)
Byw yn y Wlad—11
Parchu'r Wlad gan William Aspden
Rhaglen ddramatig yn son am fan droseddau y dylid eu hosgoi wrth fyned am dro drwy'r wlad

Contributors

Unknown:
Ann Driver
Unknown:
William Aspden

played by Ruth Pearl (violin)
Esther Fisher (piano)
Dvorak's Sonatina for violin and piano, dedicated to his children, was written in 1893 while in New York.
The music is very simple in form and style, and characteristic of the composer's lighter vein. ' It is intended for the young', said Dvorak, ' but the grown-ups, too, may not be unwilling to amuse themselves with it, as in truth they have done.'

Contributors

Violin:
Ruth Pearl
Piano:
Esther Fisher

1.50 Music making
Herbert Wiseman
Song: This joyful Eastertide
2.10 Interval music
2.15 General science: Man and metals — ' Steel'
Written by J. A. Lauwerys
2.35 Interval music
2.40 Junior English
Devised by Jean Sutcliffe
Play—' King Arthur ' (3)
How King Arthur deceived his own knights and won Guinevere for wife

Contributors

Unknown:
Herbert Wiseman
Written By:
J. A. Lauwerys
Unknown:
Jean Sutcliffe

Symphony in E (The Irish) played by BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone
Arthur Sullivan was born in London but was the son of an Irish soldier. In 1864 at the age of twenty-two he visited Ireland for the first time, the musical consequence of which was an 'Irish ' Symphony. It was first Performed at the Crystal Palace in 1866 and Sir George Grove described it as ' an important work by my friend Arthur Sullivan '.

Contributors

Leader:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Maurice Johnstone
Conducted By:
Arthur Sullivan
Conducted By:
Sir George Grove
Unknown:
Arthur Sullivan

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 programme dedicated to that much misunderstood animal, the donkey with Helen Hill , Vera Lennox , Fred Yule ,
Gerry Fitzgerald , and PatricCurwen The Dance Orchestra under the direction of Billy Ternent
The programme devised by Loftus Wigram and presented by Eric Spear

Contributors

Unknown:
Helen Hill
Unknown:
Vera Lennox
Unknown:
Fred Yule
Unknown:
Gerry Fitzgerald
Unknown:
Loftus Wigram
Presented By:
Eric Spear

An opera taken from the novel of Prosper Menmee
English version by John and Ada
Galsworthy
Music by Georges Bizet
Cast rwi Tose a young officer of with BBC Theatre Chorus
Trained by Charles Groves and BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Music By:
Georges Bizet
Unknown:
Charles Groves
Leader:
Tate Gilder
Conductor:
Stanford Robinson
Carmen:
Gladys Ripley
Frasquita:
Gwen Catley
Mercedes:
Nora Gruhn
Dancairo:
Appleton Moore
Remendado:
James Topping
Dragoons:
Henry Wendon
Zuniga, his superior officer:
Robert Easton
Escamillo, a bull-fighter:
Dennis Noble
Micaela, a peasant girl in:
Love With
Don Jose:
Lorely Dyer

Act 3: A wild mountain gorge, at dawn
Act 4: A plaza in Seville, outside the old arena, some time later
This evening's production of Carmen is particularly notable for the fact that the English translation that is to be used is by John and Ada Galsworthv.
In his preface to the libretto
John Galsworthy sums up the opera as follows: ' Passion ; melody, sweet, varied and colourful ; and the straight line of Fate-those are the characteristics of Carmen. From start to finish it lives. No blare, no windy insistences, nor any pernicious symbolism clog and mar this real masterpiece. That such a work, which for half a century has held first place in the affections of the opera-going public, should have been hissed on its first appearance, is a striking proof of the carping, arid spirit which criticism can sometimes display..... '
Of his own translation, Galsworthy says: 'This new English version of Carmen makes no pretensions. If it is singable, and will give more pleasure to listeners than previous English versions, its makers will be happy.'

Contributors

Unknown:
Ada Galsworthv.
Unknown:
John Galsworthy

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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