From the Carlton Restaurant
Conducted by E. Idloes Owen
An Australian by birth, Clutsam began his career as a concert pianist, playing in many parts of the world before he came to settle in London. There he made a name for himself as accompanist and as music critic. His first important work was The Lady of Shalott, played in London in 1909, and more than one opera of his has been presented here. One was specially interesting-an opera in such miniature form that it might be only one item in an evening's entertainment. It was included in that way in a programme of the old Tivoli. Along with Hubert Bath, he made a real success with Young England, to a text by Basil Hood, produced in 1916, and no one needs to be reminded of the happy way in which his Lilac Time embodies so much of the charm of Schubert's music.
The Station Trio: Frank Thomas (Violin); Ronald Harding (Violoncello); Hubert Pengelly (Pianoforte)
Mr. Frank Bridge is clearly fortunate in his young friends. He has given us three sets of delightfully melodious Trio pieces for pianoforte, violin, and 'cello, and each is dedicated to a trio of young people, who may well be proud of such fresh and melodious music with their names upon it.
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To be broadcast from Cardiff tonight at 10.15
It is often difficult to tell where fact ends and fancy begins. The great dramatist affirms of fancy that it is 'engendered in the eyes with gazing fed.' But his creation, Caliban, was lured by sound.
"Sometimes a thousand twanging instruments
Will lure about mine ears; and sometimes voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep
Will make me sleep again."
Perhaps fancy caused him to err when he imagined he heard a thousand instruments. In this programme listeners will also hear 'instruments and sometimes voices' - 'Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.'
Artists: Margaret Wilkinson, Richard Barron, Mary MacDonald Taylor, Lyndon Harries, Susie Stevens
The National Orchestra of Wales