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JACK PAYNE and his B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

National Programme London

Selections by the Choir of the Stanley Road School, Teddington, under the Direction of Mr. Bougourd.
The Story of "Harlequin's New Year Party" (Noreen Shanahan)
The Third Adventure of Paddy the Beaver from "The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver" (Thornton W. Burgess )

Contributors

Singers:
Choir of the Stanley Road School, Teddington
Writer ("Harlequin's New Year Party"):
Noreen Shanahan
Writer ("The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver"):
Thornton W. Burgess

Conductor, JAN HURST
Relayed from TiiE Aquarium, BRIGHTON
THE play of Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus, was by Madamo von Chezy, remembered also as the authoress of the libretto of Weber's opera, Euryanthe. Her son, who was one of Schubert's friends, has left it on rocoid that all the music for the play--eleven separate numbers -was completed in five days, and that the only orchestral rehearsal lasted less than two hours. None the less, the reception given to the music on the production of the play was so cordial that the Overture had to be twice repeated. At the end of the play Schubert himself had to appear and make his acknowledgments. Bat the play itself was such poor stuff that even Schubert's music could not keep it alive, and the music was put aside and lost for many years. As English people are proud to remember, it was re-discovered and given back to a grateful world by Sir George Grove and Sir Arthur Sullivan , who made the journey to Vienna in 1867 specially to look for it and other buried treasures.
SMETANA, although overshadowed by his former pupil Dvorak, was none the less the first Bohemian to raise the music of his native country to a distinguished place in the world's art. Outside the confines of its own land, Czech music was known little, if at all, before his day, though the national melodies had more than once found their way into the music of the great masters-the' Emperor's Hymn ' of Haydn being a notable example.
In 1866 Smetana was appointed Director of the National Theatre in Prague, and in the same year produced the opera which has remained his most famous work-Die Verkaufte Braut. It is a really comic opera, text and music alike being pervaded by the true comedy spirit, and when adequately presented, never fails to achieve the success it deserves as one of the best of all modern works in its own class.

Contributors

Conductor:
Jan Hurst
Unknown:
Sir George Grove
Unknown:
Sir Arthur Sullivan

The Cast will include:
LADY TREE, O.B.E. ; HAROLD KIMBERLEY ; ERNEST SEFTON ; NANCIE LOVAT ;
CLAUDE HULBERT
THE REVUE CHORUS and THE B.B.C. THEATRE
ORCHESTRA, conducted by the COMPOSER
The play produced by BERTRAM FRYER

Contributors

Unknown:
Harold Kimberley
Unknown:
Ernest Sefton
Unknown:
Nancie Lovat
Unknown:
Claude Hulbert
Produced By:
Bertram Fryer

National Programme Daventry

About National Programme

National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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