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Directed by JOSEPH MEEUS
From GROSVENOR HOUSE, PARK LANE
THE world-touring dance band is by no means an innovation of this century.
The idea is at least a hundred years old, and began practically with Johann Strauss , the elder, who, in 1826, formed a band of fourteen, and played, among other pieces, his opus one, a waltz, in a Viennese inn during the Carnival. His fame and the fame of his band soon spread to the ends of Europe, and the way was open to others to do the same.
Joseph Gung 'l, a Hungarian, was one of them.
He rose to be bandmaster in an Austrian regiment and at first made concert tours with the band, but, later, scenting a greater personal profit, he formed his own band, toured with it and captured the applause, first of one continent, and then, going to America, the applause of another. He was almost as popular as the Strausses, and much more travelled. He wrote, too, nearly as many waltzes. His dance music is melodious, almost tyrannously rhythmic, and of great charm.
SPANISH dance tunes and rhythms have always attracted French and one or two
Russian composers, as the Spanish Rhapsodies, Caprices and Suites written by them clearly show. Ravel, in particular,is a Spanish ' fan.' His opera, L'Heure Espagnole, the Bolero, this Habanera and the Pavane pour uneInfante defvnte seem to prove it. The Spanish idiom is a very distinctive one, and with the possible exception of that of tho Hungarian gipsies, the most vigorously alivo of any in Europe.

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Directed By:
Joseph Meeus
Unknown:
Johann Strauss
Unknown:
Joseph Gung

in 'The Rime of the Ancient
Mariner' by S. T. COLERIDGE
Argument
HOW a .ship having passed the line was driven by storms to the cold Country towards the South Pole; and how from thence she made her course to the tropical Latitude of the Great Pacific Ocean ; and of the strange things that befell ; and in what manner the Aneyent Marinere came back to his own Country.
Presented by E. A. HARDING

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Unknown:
S. T. Coleridge
Unknown:
Aneyent Marinere
Presented By:
E. A. Harding

('Der Zigeunerbaron')
An Operetta
Music by JOHANN STRAUSS
Translated and adapted for broadcasting from the German of J. SCHNITZER , by HENRIK EGE
Dialogue revised for broadcasting by GORDON McCONNEL
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
Produced by GORDON MCCONNEL and JOHN WATT

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Music By:
Johann Strauss
Unknown:
J. Schnitzer
Unknown:
Henrik Ege
Broadcasting By:
Gordon McConnel
Conductor:
Adrian Boult
Produced By:
Gordon McConnel
Produced By:
John Watt

WINIFRED SMALL (Violin)
MAURICE COLE (Pianoforte)
WINIFRED SMALL and MAURICE COLE
JOSEPH JOACHIM RAFF was a pupil of Liszt, and was regarded as a musician of importance in the middle of last century. Ho held high positions, inspired public admiration for his very numerous compositions, and died in 1882. His reputation and the public's esteem died almost at the same time, and Raff is remembered now by one or two engaging little pieces like the ' Cavatina,' and this one, ' La Fileuse.'

Contributors

Violin:
Winifred Small
Pianoforte:
Maurice Cole
Pianoforte:
Winifred Small
Pianoforte:
Maurice Cole
Unknown:
Joseph Joachim Raff

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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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