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Regional Variations (7)

THE NORRIS STANLEY SEXTET

Regional Programme Midland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Regional Programme Wales

IRISH LEAGUE AT HOME

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

'ON THE AIR'

Regional Programme London

Conductor, Thomas Wilson

Contributors

Conductor:
Thomas Wilson

Regional Variations (7)

THEATRE

Regional Programme London

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

A.R.P. IN THE WEST

Regional Programme Western

'TRACING OFFA'S DYKE'

Regional Programme Wales

' The Reclamation of Poor Grass
Land'
J. A. Hanley
(Stagshaw)

Contributors

Unknown:
A. Hanley

Regional Variations (7)

ENGLISH FOLK MUSIC

Regional Programme Midland

Y Newyddion

Regional Programme Wales

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

'MUGS'

Regional Programme London

The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

Regional Programme

Regional Programme Western

from the Free Trade Hall,
Manchester
Part 1
The Halle Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Constant Lambert and Arthur Bliss
Egon Petri (pianoforte) (Soloist, EGON PETRI )
(Conducted by the composer)
Bliss's ballet Checkmate was first produced in Paris in June, 1937, under Constant Lambert, and the first performance in England was given at the Theatre Royal, New-castle upon Tyne, on September 7, 1937, when the Vic-Wells Company, conducted by Constant Lambert , was on tour. The story is based on the idea of a game of chess between Love and Death.
Discussing the music in an article in the Radio TIMES, Constant Lambert said: ' Certainly there is nothing severe or neo-classical about Checkinate, which is full-blooded theatre from start to finish. To me it is the most successful of Bliss's scores because it combines in one work so many elements of his character which have previously been presented to us only separately. The gaiety, vigour, and abandon of the early Bliss are there, but this time they have the added maturity and lyricism gained through the more sober period when he devoted him-. self to symphonic and chamber music writing.'

Contributors

Leader:
Alfred Barker
Conducted By:
Constant Lambert
Conducted By:
Arthur Bliss
Pianoforte:
Egon Petri
Soloist:
Egon Petri
Conducted By:
Constant Lambert

Regional Programme Northern

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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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More