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Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
A Programme of Lortzing's Music
Overture, The Two Marksmen Prelude, Undine
Selection, The Poacher
Overture, Tsar and Carpenter Festival Overture
Except for a few private lessons,
Gustav Albert Lortzing , who was born in Berlin in 1801, was entirely self-taught. The son of an actor, he was brought up in the atmosphere of a touring theatre company. While still a youth he himself acted and sang on the stage, and in 1822 he accompanied his parents to Cologne.
In the following year he married, and produced his first operetta soon afterwards. This was performed with considerable success at the theatres of Detmold, Münster, Osnabruck and Cologne, where the company of which he was a member regularly appeared. In 1833 he was engaged as first tenor at the Leipzig State Theatre, and there he spent ten successful years. In 1837 he wrote his famous comic opera, Tsar und Zimmermann, Act Two of which will be broadcast from the Berlin State Opera on December 7. After producing a number of other operas such as Undine, he fell on evil days and, with his large family, eked out an existence as a travelling actor. In
1850, however, he was appointed conductor at Friedrich-Wilhelmstadt
Theatre, which specialised in farces and vaudevilles. In the following year he died.

Contributors

Leader:
Alfred Barker
Conducted By:
H. Foster Clark
Unknown:
Gustav Albert Lortzing

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
The Prelude to Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina, an opera which he began immediately after Boris, but never finished, is one of the loveliest tone-pictures in the whole range of Russian music. It depicts dawn in the famous Red Square, Moscow-the sleeping city, the quiet flow of the river. Presently the clang of bells ringing for matins is heard. The sunlight begins to glitter on the cupolas of the Kremlin .... This peaceful tone-picture is in striking contrast with the violence and turbulence of the drama it introduces.
Symphony No. 4, in A (The Italian)
Mendelssohn
1 Allegro vivace. 2 Andante con moto. 3 Con moto moderato. 4 Saltarello: Presto
Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2, in G minor
Dvorak
Ballet Music (Casanova)
Deems
Taylor Deems Taylor takes a prominent part in the musical life of New York, both as a composer and as a journalist. He has been, at different times, war correspondent, music critic, broadcast speaker, and editor. A graduate of New York University, he had little academic training in music and speaks of himself as a self-taught composer.

Contributors

Leader:
J. Mouland Begbie
Unknown:
Taylor Deems Taylor

(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Julian Clifford
Eileen Joyce (pianoforte)
When* Glinka stayed in Madrid in 1845, he recorded in a note-book the folk melodies of singers and guitarists who were brought to his flat in the evenings. One of his chief sources was a muleteer, two of whose songs, seguidillas marchegas, he afterwards used in this orchestral piece.
' Night in Madrid ', originally called ' Recuerdos de Castilla ', is a brilliant pot-pourri on four Spanish melodies, written in 1848 for the Governor of Warsaw's private orchestra. In addition to the two seguidillas, Glinka used a jota tune and the well-known 'Punto Moruno'. Glinka was always a superb orchestrator and ' Night in Madrid ' is one of his most masterly scores.

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Julian Clifford
Pianoforte:
Eileen Joyce

EDDIE MORRELL AND
DON MELVILLE
Two Sons of Fun
MORTON FRASER the English Virtuoso of the Harmonica RONALD FRANKAU
ETHEL REVNELL AND
GRACE WEST the Two Oddments
MR. FLOTSAM AND
MR. JETSAM
GEORGE FORMBY
(By permission of George Black)
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
REGINALD FOORT at the BBC Theatre Organ
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Eddie Morrell
Unknown:
Morton Fraser
Unknown:
Harmonica Ronald Frankau
Unknown:
Ethel Revnell
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Conducted By:
Reginald Foort
Presented By:
John Sharman

Astra Desmond (contralto)
George Hancock (baritone)
The Croydon Philharmonic Society
The London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, W.H. Reed
Conducted by Alan J. Kirby from North End Hall, Croydon

Five Tudor Portraits for soli, chorus and orchestra - Vaughan Williams
1. The Tunning of Elinor Rumming (Ballad). 2. Pretty Bess (Intermezzo). 3. Epitaph on Jayberd of Diss (Burlesca). 4. Jane Scroop (her lament for Philip Sparrow) (Romanza). 5. Jolly Rutterkin (Scherzo)

Founded on poems by John Skelton (Laureate), 1460-1529, Sometime Rector of Diss in Norfolk

Contributors

Contralto:
Astra Desmond
Baritone:
George Hancock
Singers:
Croydon Philharmonic Society
Musicians:
London Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra Leader:
W.H. Reed
Conductor:
Alan J. Kirby
Unknown:
John Skelton

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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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