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Regional Variations (2)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

(New Series)
The Gaiety Theatrewith THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA and THE REVUE
CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE Woodgate
At the Pianos: HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
Compered and Produced by JOHN WATT
THESE programmes, after taking a summer holiday, are once more to be broadcast regularly month by month. The new series is on a slightly different plan from the old. Each programme will deal with the musical shows produced at one individual London theatre. The first programme will deal with the Gaiety.

Contributors

Conducted By:
Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By:
Doris Arnold
Produced By:
John Watt

Regional Variations (2)

MASON AND ARMES

Regional Programme Midland

PHILIP BERTRAM (Baritone)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section C)
(Led by F. WEIST HILL)
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON

IN 1888, when German was twenty-six, he was engaged as Musical Director at the old Globe Theatre, which was then under the management of Richard Mansfield, a popular Shakespearean actor of those days. German was commissioned to write the incidental music to a new production of Richard III. The success of this music reached the ears of Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, who when he wanted music for his gorgeous production of Henry VIII in 1892, looked no further than the young composer who had done so well with Richard III. From that moment German never looked back.
PAUL LACOME - not to be confused with Paul Lacombe, who was a pianist much more highbrow, and p, year older-was born in 1838 and died in 1920. He composed a great deal, mostly songs -about two hundred-and light operas. Jeanne, Jeannette, et Jeanneton, which dates from 1876 and is still sometimes revived, was the most popular of them.
AT the age of twenty-four, Schubert was an experienced writer of operas, none of which had so far been performed. He was, however, still bent on writing them, and one summer in the country he started Alfonso and Estrella. The libretto, in three acts, is a hotchpotch of battles, love, conspiracy, hunting, peasant life, and other operatic conventions of those days. It had no better fortune than any of its predecessors. It was, however, ultimately performed, under Liszt, twenty-six years after Schubert's death, and again, with a re-written libretto and many cuts, in 1881, at Carlsruhe, and there it is said to have been successful.

Contributors

Baritone:
Philip Bertram
Unknown:
F. Weist
Conducted By:
Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Unknown:
Richard Mansfield
Unknown:
Henry Irving
Unknown:
Paul Lacome
Unknown:
Paul Lacombo

Regional Programme London

About Regional Programme

Regional 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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