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Isolde Menges (violin): Hungarian
Dance No. 7 (Brahms). Nocturne in E flat, Op. 9, No. 2 (Chopin, arr. Sarasate)
Povla Frijsh (soprano): Pendant le bal (Tchaikovsky). La Fontaine de Czarskoe selo (Cui). Liebe schwarmt auf alien Wegen (Schubert). Jeg Elsker Dig ; Med vandlilje (Grieg)
Isolde Menges (violin) : Danza espafiola (Falla, arr. Kreisler). Waltz in A flat (Brahms)
Povla Frijsh (soprano): L'Albatros
(Kficka). Dans les ruines d'une Abbaye (Faure). L'Hiver (Koechlin). La Pluie (Georges)
Isolde Menges (violin): Czardas,
Hejre Kati ; Zephyr (Hubay)


Povla Frijsh
Hejre Kati

by John Morel (baritone)
John Morel
John Morel was born in London and began his singing career as a choir-boy. At the age of ten his beautiful soprano voice was in great demand both at important church functions and at festivals. When his voice broke he took up the study of the piano, but later began seriously to study singing, first in London, then in Rome and Milan, and for a short period in Paris. His range of musical sympathies is very wide, for he sings perfectly in five different languages.
Robert Franz
This composer was born at Halle, within a week or two of the Battle of Waterloo, and died in 1892. He is considered one of the most important composers of German lieder ; at his best sometimes ranking with Schumann and Brahms. Although Franz wrote over 250 songs, his name is comparatively unknown in England. Mendelssohn, as did Schumann, praised his early songs very warmly, but was not so appreciative of the later ones, which he complained lacked melody-a more or less meaningless criticism, as history has shown so many times.


John Morel
John Morel
John Morel
Robert Franz

featuring Louis Levy and The Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
with Eve Becke, Gerry Fitzgerald
Guest Artist, Tod Duncan
Presented by Douglas Lawrence
Orchestral arrangements by Peter Yorke

Louis Levy is well known to radio listeners through his successful Music from the Movies' broadcasts, and to filmgoers because he has been responsible for all the music for Gaumont-British and Gainsborough pictures since 1928, when he recorded the music for Gaumont's first talkie, High Treason. He has just signed a contract to record the special music by Honegger, the famous Swiss composer, for the film Pygmalion, and also a contract to record the music for The Citadel. And he will be recording the music for both the new Tom Walls and Max Miller pictures.

Louis Levy first broadcast in 1924 from the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion. He has been musical director for all Jessie Matthews's films, and last week introduced her as his guest artist in the first of this series of his radio productions. These productions, to be broadcast weekly, will be of the individual character associated with Louis Levy and Peter Yorke , who does all the orchestrations. Listeners will welcome today's guest artist, Tod Duncan, who played the lead in the recent Drury Lane production, The Sun Never Sets.


Louis Levy and The Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Eve Becke
Gerry Fitzgerald
Guest Artist:
Tod Duncan
Presented by:
Douglas Lawrence
Orchestral arrangements by:
Peter Yorke

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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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