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(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL
LIKE more than one other composer who won an enduing name for himself, Donizetti was destined first for a legal career. For several years, too, he was a soldier, so that in The Daughter of the Regiment, for which he made the Italian version himself, he had a subject with one side of which he was familiar. It was while he was still serving in the army that his first four operas were successfully produced, the fourth of them-long ago forgotten-winning him not only great personal triumph, but release from further army service.
Endowed with a wonderful facility for melodic invention and possessed of unusual energy, Donizetti produced, one after another, a series of operas which achieved real success at Rome, at Naples, and elsewhere. Not until 1830, however, in his thirty-third year, did his fame spread beyond the borders of his native land. It was the opera Anna Bolena , produced in that year, which laid the foundation of his world-wide fame ; it was in it that Lablache. as Henry the Eighth, scored one of his most brilliant successes here in London.
It is sad to have to record that, in his last years, the composer of so much bright and sparkling music, bubbling over with mirth and brave good spirits as it often is, became a prey to melancholy. In 1845, in his forty-eighth year, he had a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered, dying three years later.

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Conducted By:
Frank Cantell
Unknown:
Anna Bolena

A Musical Romance in Four Acts and Five
Tableaux
Words and Music by GusTAVE CHARPENTIER
English Translation by EDWIN EVANS
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
(Chorus Master, STANFORD ROBINSON) THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY )
Conducted by PERCY PITT
Relayed from the Parlophone Studio by the courtesy of the Parlophone Company
Acts I and II (Scene 1)

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Music By:
Gustave Charpentier
Translation By:
Edwin Evans
Leader:
S. Kneale Kelley
Conducted By:
Percy Pitt

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

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