From page 65 of ' New Every Morning
Regional Variations (2)
By a Doctor
Music and Movement for
Ⓓ by CICELY HOYE
Beatrix Marr (violin)
Guy Eldridge (organ)
Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers Lecture Hall, Birmingham Norris Stanley (violin)
L. Vincent Bowen (violoncello) Alice Clayton (pianoforte)
Of Saint-Saens's two piano trios, the first, in F, dates from 1863 when the composer was twenty-eight. The early eighteen-sixties saw a renaissance of French chamber music, and this Trio was a worthy precursor of the masterly chamber works of Franck and his school.
Emile Baumann says that it 'marks one of the most inspired moments of his youth. The opening theme expresses the joy of adventure The humorous scherzo is also full of youthful gaiety, but the crown of the work is unquestionably the lovely andante.
' In the Land of Magellan '
This famous plant collector and well-known broadcaster has been all over the world on various expeditions. Today he is to talk about one that he made to Chile ten years ago. He landed with a companion at Valparaiso in the spring, and as the spring moved gradually south, so they followed it. In Southern Chile they had a grand time trout fishing and shooting rapids with their Indian guide, and eventually boarded a coastal steamer and travelled down the extreme south coast and so East into that network of islands called the Straits of Magellan. You will hear about rare plants and about a visit to a five-million-acre sheep farm, and also about herds of guanaco, or wild llama, the characteristic quadruped of the Patagonian plains . You will hear how he brought back with him a collection of animals, among them Sopa, a giant tortoise which lived for some years at the London Zoo and is now to be seen in a glass case in a famous London museum, as Mr. Elliott will tell you.
' How are we to speak ? '
' Should we all speak with the same accent ? '
A discussion illustrated with records of children's voices
Play ; 'Baucis and Philemon '
(A Greek Legend)
Programme devised by JEAN SUTCLIFFE and broadcast by RUTH FIELD
' Foreign Affairs '
Sir FREDERICK WHYTE
By Leonard Hibbs
9-' Black Jazz'
No. 2,' Yorkshire Chocolate'
Arranged by S. E. Reynolds Produced by Pascoe Thornton
This is the' second of a series of programmes which aim at giving a cross-section of the country and of the industries and interests of its people. This programme will take you into a chocolate factory at York to hear something of the work and leisure of its employees.
Regional Variations (2)
by Winifred Bury (mezzo-soprano)
Songs at the Piano
including Weather Forecast
Otto G. Lewald
at the BBC Theatre Organ with Phil Park , Styx, and George Melachrino in a programme of Rhythm Music
This is the eighth of these popular rhythm broadcasts introduced by Reginald Foort at short notice soon after he joined the BBC.
Phil Park , who has a flair for devising these novelty shows, was a journalist when Foort went to the New Victoria Cinema, Preston, in the early days of the theatre organ. Foort gave him a few lessons and took him with him as assistant when he went to Birmingham. Park has become a very well-known organist since those days and has given two solo broadcasts on the BBC Theatre Organ. He plays the piano in these rhythm shows.
Foort, of course, is at the organ.
' Styx ' plays the drums, as one would expect from the drummer in the BBC Variety Orchestra. George Melachrino is one of the most versatile of instrumentalists and plays the violin, viola, clarinet, and all the saxophones, and sings as well. He normally plays with Carroll Gibbons at the Savoy.
Remark and Repartee in Music
Sir Walford Davies
by Alexander Tcherepnin
Alexander Tcherepnin , son and pupil of Nicholas Tcherepnin , has often been confused with his father. Like him, he is a distinguished pianist ; both have composed in the same genres — piano concertos, ballets (Pavlova commissioned works from both), incidental music for the theatre, numerous small piano pieces; both left Russia for Paris in 1921. Considering, moreover, that Alex ander 's music shows a good deal of paternal influence, it is hardly surprising that the son's compositions are occasionally attributed to the father and vice versa. But Alexander has often betrayed a leaning toward bold harmonic experiment, not shared by Nicholas.
The Story of a London Hall of Entertainment through 70 years
Written by Leslie Baily
Produced by Charles Brewer and broadcast in the seventieth anniversary year of the opening of St. George's Hall, originally the London Academy of Music, subsequently the home of the German Reed Entertainments, and of Maskelyne and Devant's Mysteries, and today . the headquarters of the BBC Variety
Our guides in this tour through the past will be John Parker , Jasper Maskelyne , and John Watt , assisted by Sir Bernard Partridge , David Williamson , Vera Beringer ,
Cassie Maskelyne , P. T. Selbit ,
Nugent Monck , Nelson Jackson and the recorded voices of Sir Frank Benson , David Devant ,
The cast also includes Margaret Eaves , Frank Drew , William Stephens ,
Gordon Bailey , Vincent Lawson
Reginald Foort at the BBC Theatre Organ
The BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
The BBC also wishes to thank the following for their assistance in providing additional historical data for this programme : Mrs. Mary Sterndale Bennet -t (nee Maskelyne),
Mrs. Violet Beet , Mrs. J. T. Grein , Mrs. M. Ginn and Messrs. Stuart H. D. George , J. N. Maskelyne , S. J. Wise, P. W. Cramer , R. W. Reynolds , Jimmy Green , Charles Coborn , H. W. Banks , Selwyn Driver ,
Ernest Hastings , and Harry Hemsley
' Entertainment at St. George's, 1867-1937 ' will be repealed in the Regional programme tomorrow at 4.0
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
3, The Present : 1914-1937
H. L. Beales , Reader in Economic History in the University of London ;
The story of seventy years of entertainment at St. George's Hall, now headquarters of BBC Variety, tonight at 8.0
0. W. Roskill , Industrial Consultant ; Douglas Hay , General Manager of a colliery in the North of England ; J. G. King , Chief Chemist, Fuel Research Station, London-Department of Scientific and Industrial
The Fourth Book of Motets
(Settings of The Song of Songs)
The BBC Singers (A)
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Caput ejus aurum optimum
Dilectus meus descendit in hortum meum.
Pulchra est arnica mea Quae est ista
Descendi in hortum meum
Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Iris Lemare
Frederick Thurston (clarinet)
Alan Rawsthorne is a young English composer who, after studying at the Royal Manchester College of Music, was a pupil of Egon Petri in Germany and later was on the teaching staff at Dartington Hall. Some of his compositions have already been broadcast and others have been performed at the concerts of British music organised by Iris Lemare at the Mercury Theatre.
The first performance of his Viola
Sonata was broadcast a fortnight ago at a BBC Concert of Contemporary Music. The Clarinet Concerto to be heard this evening is a particularly interesting event, for the clarinet is a much neglected, though very beautiful, solo instrument.
from the Dorchester Hotel