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A non-stop variety of speed and rhythm
The starters are
Arthur Askey compere and comedy
The Three Herons songs in harmony
Clarence Wright light baritone
Diana Miller swing numbers
Jean Melville and Billy Thorburn at two pianos interrupted by Edwin Lawrence comedian
Production by F. H. C. Piffard
(Empire Programme)


Arthur Askey
Clarence Wright
Diana Miller
Billy Thorburn
Edwin Lawrence
Production By:
F. H. C. Piffard

Arthur Wood and his Orchestra:
Overture, The Mousme (Monckton and Talbot, arr. Arthur Wood)
Winnie Melville (soprano): Pipes of Pan. Arcady is ever young (The Arcadians) (Monckton and Talbot)
Gitta Alpar (soprano) ;
Herbert E. Groh (tenor): Dearest friend, seek not to touch the stars (The Count of Luxemburg (Lehar)
George Baker (baritone): In the shade of the palm (Florodora) (Stuart)
Marek Weber and his Orchestra :
Selection, The Geisha (Jones)
Marie Burke : My songs from the Shows, introducing: Bill (Show Boat), When you've fallen in love (He Wanted Adventure). Can't help lovin' dat man (Show Boat). Within my heart (Song of the Drum). Like a star in the sky (Waltzes from Vienna). You came to me (He
Wanted Adventure). For we love you still (Waltzes from Vienna)
Herman Finck and his Orchestra:
Selection, Rose Marie (Friml), introducing : Hard-boiled Herman. Why shouldn't we ? Door of my dreams. Pretty things. Only a kiss. Indian Love Call. Mounties. Totem Tom Tom. Rose Marie

Interval Music
2.5 Round the Country-Side Ⓓ ' How Seeds Travel'
Mr. Gaddum will talk about the various ingenious means that plants have adopted for the dispersal of their seeds. First he will deal with the fluffy seeds of such plants as the dandelion and thistle, which depend on the wind for their distribution ; next he will talk about the seeds of the burdock and goosegrass, which rely on animals for their transportation ; and finally with various foreign plants which have been brought back to England as botanical specimens, and are now spreading all over the country. Teachers will find it useful to have specimen seeds of the dandelion, goosegrass, sycamore, and burdock to show their classes.
2.25 Interval Music
2.30 Senior English
© ' Poets and Poetry: Shakespeare-'
2.55 Interval Music
3.0 Concert Lesson
Ⓓ 'Binary Form: Violin'
3.30 Interval Music
3.35 Early Stages in French


Stephen Potter
Thomas Armstrong
E. M. Stéphan

Part 1 from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Myra Hess (pianoforte)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
(Solo pianoforte, MYRA HESS)
The first movement of Schumann's Piano Concerto, composed in 1841, was intended at first to stand alone as a Fantasy. Four years later the other two movements were added to complete the concerto as we know it now. It is one of the finest piano concertos in the repertoire, and it contains all those features that a -good concerto should: deep musical feeling, virtuosity, and contrast.
Unlike the simple Fifth Symphony of Schubert, which was probably written more or less for amateur performance; the No. 9 in C major is designed on very much more elaborate and imaginative lines.
The latter was written a few months before he died in 1828 and rehearsed in his lifetime, but laid aside as too difficult. It was then taken off the shelf ten years later by Schumann, and first performed under Mendelssohn at a Gewandhaus concert in Leipzig in 1839. Finally, it was brought to London and laughed out of the rehearsal room in 1844, and did not receive its first performance until 1856 at the Crystal Palace.
It may be well to remind listeners that the' C major Symphony used to be known as No. 7, but last year the BBC decided to renumber it as No. 9, as it was written after No. 8, the ' Unfinished '.
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Myra Hess
Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Sir Henry J. Wood

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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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