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National Programme Daventry

A Light Orchestral Concert

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section E)
(Led by MARIE WILION )
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
FRIEDRICH VON FLOTOW was born in J- Germany a year before Wagner, and died within a few days of him. He wrote a number of operas of which Martha and Stradella are the best known. Martha became famous all over the world, particularly so in England, where the impression that it was almost an English opera has stuck. Stradella, on the other hand, though it had great success in Germany, was a dead failure in London, and was never even produced in Paris. The overture, however, is very often played. Flotow was much in Paris, the early part of his artistic career was spent there, and later in life he returned and was elected a member of the Institute.
THE symphonic poems of Saint-Saens are amongst his most pleasing and popular works. All the four were written within a year or two of one another, after which he wrote no more of them, for opera occupied his thoughts for the rest of his life. His symphonic poems aro naturally based upon Liszt's, as are all symphonic poems written since Liszt's day. All such works vary very slightly in construction, and have, as a rule, an artistic resemblance to that type of story known as the conte. They are almost always based upon some literary model, and are as economical in their subject matter as a really good concise short story. The plot of Danse Macabre is of the simplest. The scene is a graveyard at night : the clock strikes and Death appears, knocks on the graves, and starts tuning his fiddle. In answer to his summons, several skeletons appear and dance wildly to Death's fiddling. Presently the cock crows, the dance ceases, and all disappear as day breaks.
National Programme Daventry

A Recital of Gramophone Records Saint-Saens

OrchestreSyniphonique de Paris, conducted by Philippe Gaubert : Danse Macabre. The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : W. H. Squire (Violoncello) : Concerto, Op. 33 —1. Allegro non troppo ; 2. Allegro; 3. Allegretto con moto. The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Stokowski : Pianos : Montgomery and Bambini : Carnival of the Animals—Birds, Fosnils, The Swan, Pianists, Finale.
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A Recital of Gramophone Records

An Orchestral Concert
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Julius Prüwer : Overture, Beautiful Galathea (Suppi). The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Stokovski : Danse Macabre (Saint-Saẽns). Richard Watson (BasR): Vulcan's Song (Philemon et Baucis) (Gounod) ; Infelice (Ernani) (Verdi). The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Julian Clifford : The Good-humoured Ladies (Scarlatti, arr. Tommasini) ; Puck's Minuet (Hoωells). Adele Kern (Soprano) : Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt) (Grieg) : Emmy Bettendorf (Soprano) : Ich Liebe Dich (Grieg). The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Julian Clifford : Carnival in Paris (Svendsen). The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Capriccio Espagnole (Rimsky-Korsukov).
National Programme Daventry

A Recital of Gramophone Records A Miscellaneous Programme

The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leopold Stokowski : Danse Macabre (Saint-Saēns). Flotsam and Jetsam: The Ghost of an old King's Jester (llotsamand
Jetsam). Jose Lucchesi and his Orchestra: Tango Argentino (Juna Maglio ). Gabriella Besanzoni (Mezzo-Soprano) : Habanera (Love will like a wild birdling tly) (Carmen) (Bizet). Balalaika Orchestra and Chorus: Black Eyes (Traditional Gypsy Air). The Berlin Stale Opera Orchestra, conducted by Alois Mcllchar : Pictures from an Exhibition—10. The Great Gate of Kiev (Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel).
National Programme Daventry

A Programme of Gramophone Records

The B B C Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Adrian Boult : Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, conducted by Philippe Gaubert (H. Merckel , violin) : Danse macabre (Saint-Saëns)
The Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Kerby : Spanish Dances Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 (Bolero) (Moszkoicski)
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Stokowski : Soldiers changing the Guard (Carmen) (Bizet)
National Programme Daventry

A Sonata Recital

FREDERICK GRINKE (violin)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
Arnold Bax 's Second Violin Sonata appeared in 1915 and expresses the composer's dominant mood of bitterness at that terrible period. With Debussy's ' En blanc et noir ' and Bliss's ' Morning Heroes ', it stands in the front rank of the few musical works directly inspired by the Great War.
The ' slow and gloomy ' opening strikes the emotional keynote of the whole work, but the composer so skilfully varies and contrasts the shades and aspects of tragedy that the Sonata has long been one of hid most popular compositions. It consists of four sections played through without a break. Perhaps the most striking is the second, a quick waltz entitled ' The Grey Dancer in the Twilight'. It is a haunting danse macabre, a grim vision of Death dancing over the battlefields of Flanders. The last movement is based on the ' slow and gloomy' theme of the opening, now savagely transformed almost beyond recognition.
National Programme Daventry

THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by CRAWFORD McNAIR
'Danse macabre'
Saint-Saens's 'Danse macabre' describes a scene in a graveyard at night; the clock strikes and Death appears, knocks on the graves, and starts tuning his fiddle. In answer to his summons, several skeletons appear and; dance wildly to ;Death's fiddling. Presently the cock crows, the dance ceases, and all disappear as day breaks.
Henry Litolff (181 8-1 891) was the son of a French soldier who came to England from the Peninsula as a prisoner of war, and married an English lady. He first appeared in public at the age of twelve as a child prodigy pianist, and then for a number of years travelled extensively as a concert pianist. Eventually, he settled in Paris and devoted himself largely to composition, producing several operas, a good deal of symphonic music, and many pianoforte pieces, some of which are still played.
National Programme Daventry

THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, ERIC FOGG 1. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion; 2. Hens and Cocks ; 3. Mules ; 4. Tortoises; 5. The Elephant ; 6. Kangaroos; 7. Aquarium ; 8. Long-eared Persons; 9. The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Wood; 10. Aviary; 11. Pianists; 12. Fossils ; 13. The Swan ; 14. Finale (Pianofortes, MURIEL LIDDLE and JOHN WILLS )
Saint-Saëns' 'The Carnival of Animals', scored for two pianos, two violins, viola, 'cello, bass, flute, clarinet, harmonica, and xylophone, consists of fourteen short numbers. The music as a whole is full of charm, wit, and fancy. Several numbers are delightfully satirical, such as No. 4, which is based on two themes from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld (the first from the final ballet and the second from Act I) ; No. 5, which is a humorous distortion for double-bass and piano of Berlioz's ' Danse des Sylphes ' and Mendelssohn's ' Song of a Summer Night'; No. 11, which imitates an awkward beginner playing five-finger exercises and scales in various keys (we have all suffered from this disturbing animal ! ) ; and No. 12, which is a queer mixture of two well-known popular French airs, Saint-Saens' own ' Danse macabre ' and an air from Rossini's Barber of Seville. No. 14 is a very jolly and brilliant affair in which several of the animals are introduced to each other with harmonious effect.
National Programme Daventry

THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section G)
Led by ERNEST RUTLEDGE
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
Solo pianofortes,
ERNEST LUSH and JOHN WILLS
Saint-Saëns" The Carnival of Animals', consists of fourteen short numbers. The music is full of charm, wit, and fancy. Several numbers are delightfully satirical, such as No. 4, which is based on two themes from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld (the first from the final ballet and the second from Act I); No. 5, which is a humorous distortion for double-bass and piano of Berlioz's ' Danse des Sylphes ' and Mendelssohn's ' Song of a Summer Night'; No. II, which imitates an awkward beginner playing five-finger exercises and scales in various keys : and No. 12, which ;s a queer mixture of two well-known popular French airs, Saint-Saens' own ' Danse macabre ' and an air from Rossini's Barber of Seville. No. 14 is a very jolly affair in which several of the animals are introduced to each other with harmonious effect.
National Programme Daventry

The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
ADELAIDE BEATTIE (soprano)

Saint-Saens's symphonic poems are naturally based upon Liszt's, as are all symphonic poems written since Liszt's day. All such works vary very slightly in construction, and have, as a rule, an artistic resemblance to that type of story known as the conte. They are almost always based upon some literary programme, and are as economical in their subject matter as is a really good concise short story. The plot of Danse Macabre is of the simplest. The scene is a graveyard at night; the clock strikes and Death appears, knocks on the graves, and starts tuning his fiddle. In answer to his summons, several skeletons appear and dance wildly, to Death's fiddling. Presently the cock crows, the dance ceases, and all disappear as day breaks.
National Programme Daventry

A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Willem Mengelberg : Overture, Poet and Peasant (Suppe)
Orchestra of the Concerts Colonne, conducted by Gabriel Pierné é : Espana (Spanish Rhapsody) (Chabrier)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Valse triste (Sibelius)
Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, conducted by Philippe Gaubert , Henry Merckel (violin): Danse macabre (Dance of Death) (Saint-Saem)
National Programme Daventry

A Programme of Gramophone Records

Joseph Szigeti (violin), and Bela Bartok (pianoforte) : Rumanian Folk Dances (Bartok, arr. Szekely)—Jocul en Bata. Braul. Pe Loc. Buciumeana. Poarga Romaneasca. Manuntelul
Vladimir Rosing (tenor) : Do not depart, Op. 4 No. I. Hunger (Rachmaninov) (Cui). Danse macabre (Dance of Death) (Saint-Saens, arr. Cazans). Lullaby (Gretchaninov)
Joseph Szigeti (violin), and Bela Bartok (pianoforte): Hungarian Folk Tunes (Bartok, arr. Szeke/y) — Part I. Parlando-Andante-Allegro; Part 2. Allegro — Andante — Vivace
National Programme Daventry

A SAINT-SAENS PROGRAMME

The BBC Orchestra
(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent
Breton Rhapsody
Grand Zoological Fantasy, The
Carnival of Animals
1 Introduction and Royal March of the Lion. 2 Hens and Cocks. 3 Mules. 4 Tortoises. 5 The Elephant. 6 Kangaroos. 7 Aquarium. 8 Long-eared Personages. 9 The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Wood. 10 Aviary. 11 Pianists. 12 Fossils. 13 The Swan. 14 Finale
Solo pianofortes, ERNEST LUSH and JOHN WILLS
Saint-Saens's ' The Carnival of Animals ', scored for two pianos, two violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, harmonica, and xylophones, consists of fourteen short numbers. The music is full of charm, wit, and fancy. Several numbers are delightfully satirical, such as No. 4, which is based on two themes from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld (the first from the final ballet and the second from Act 1) ; No. 5, which is a humorous distortion for double-bass and piano of Berlioz's Danse des Sylphes' and Mendelssohn's ' Song of a Summer Night'; No. 11, which imitates an awkward beginner playing five-finger exercises and scales in various keys (we have all suffered from this disturbing animal!); and No. 12, which is a queer mixture of two well-known popular French airs, Saint-Saens's own ' Danse macabre' and an air from Rossini's Barber of Seville. No. 14 is a very jolly and brilliant affair in which several of the animals are introduced to each other with harmonious effect.






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