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National Programme

National Programme Scotland

(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by B. Walton O'Donnell
Stanley Pope (baritone)
The ' Fidelio ' Overture is the fourth and last composed by Beethoven for his one opera. He wrote it on the occasion of a revival of the opera in 1814. He had the idea of revising the whole work, but in the main contented himself with writing this new overture. As a matter of fact, it was not ready for the revival, and another overture was played instead. Nowadays, however, at performances of Fidelio the Fidelio Overture is played as a prelude to the opera, while the more popular overture, Leonora No. 3, is played later between the acts.
Serge Prokofiev is considered one of the leading contemporary composers of Russia and in his numerous works such as the opera, The Love for Three Oranges, he has shown himself to be a master technician and a composer of great individuality. His ' Classical Symphony ', however, is not really representative of his style. It was composed in the spirit of a jeu d'esprit that, as its title would suggest, both in form and idiom harks back to the time of Haydn and Mozart. The music is clear-cut, full of straightforward melodies and tunes,, and provides a most attractive glimpse of the eighteenth century through modern eyes.

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
B. Walton O'Donnell
Baritone:
Stanley Pope
Unknown:
Serge Prokofiev

A Parade of Radio Personalities
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
Compere, Bryan Michie
Here is a variety of Variety, altogether new and unexpected. Who, for instance, would dream of finding the BBC's own-gardener in a Variety programme? Yet here he is: C. H. Middleton will have a chat for the first time with Bryan Michie in St. George's Hall and on the air.
It is an intimate, personal programme. Those who have made their names through radio, whether yesterday or when broadcasting was young, will come to the microphone and say something about themselves. Michie wants to introduce a very few of the many people who have become famous through broadcasting.
For twenty-four hours, reply-paid telegrams searched for Gypsy Petulengro, and at last found him. Henry Hall at the piano is another certainty, as is Jeanne de Casalis , who created Mrs. Feather; then Hughie Greene will appear without his gang. There will be one or more famous radio comedians, and a radio personality in Charles Shadwell. For the rest, let it be a surprise as to who will broadcast in ' Radio Review '.

Contributors

Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Unknown:
Bryan Michie
Unknown:
C. H. Middleton
Unknown:
Bryan Michie
Unknown:
Henry Hall
Unknown:
Jeanne de Casalis
Unknown:
Hughie Greene
Unknown:
Charles Shadwell.

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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