Programme Index

Discover 10,100,220 listings and 230,210 playable programmes from the BBC

From Birmingham
THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM POLICE BAND, conducted by RICHARD WASSELL Soloist: P.C. WRIGHT
A 'PROGRAMME printed on the title-page of Borodin's score. It is freely translated as follows : —
' In the silence of the sandy steppes of Central A-ia ring the first notes of a peaceful Russian song. One hears, too, the melancholy strains of songs of the Orient : one hears the tramp of horses and camels as they come. A caravan, escorted by Russian soldiers, crosses the vast desert, fearlessly pursuing its long journey, trusting wholly in its Russian warrior-guard.
' Ceaselessly the caravan advances. The Russian songs and the native songs mingle in one har'nony ; their strains are long heard over the desert, and at last are lost in the distance.'
Borodin aims at suggesting the great spaces of the plains by high, held notes, which continue almost unbroken throughout.
The Russian song is heard at the opening. A few moments later the Oriental song comes in.

Contributors

Soloist:
Richard Wassell

From Birmingham
ELSIE GASKELL (Mezzo-Soprano)
SOLLOWAY (Violin)
IVAN FIRTH and PHYLLIS SCOTT (In Duets)
WINIFRED JOHNSON (French Recitals)
WILL KINGS (Entertainer)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA,
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano:
Elsie Gaskell
Violin:
Ivan Firth
Violin:
Phyllis Scott
Unknown:
Winifred Johnson
Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More