From page 81 of ' Where Two or Three '
Ⓓ for Farmers and Shipping
, Leopold Godowsky (pianoforte) : sonata in B flat minor, Op. 35 (The Funeral March) (Chopin)
Districts of England
The North East Corner-2
' The Roman Wall'
G. M. BOUMPHREY
Last week you were introduced to the north-east 'corner of England, and reference was made to the Roman Wall that runs, or ran, from Wallsend, just east of Newcastle, across by Carlisle, and on to Bowness-on-Solway. Today Mr. G. M. Boumphrey is to tell you all about it; and not only does he know its history and detail, but he actually walked along its seventy-three miles last summer, at the conclusion of his tour of the Roman roads still to be traced in Britain.
The wall was built by the Roman
Legions over here during Hadrian's reign, and so is called Hadrian's Wall. Scotland was unconquered, and it was erected as an obstacle to raiding Picts. The original obstacle was a vallum, or ditch, dug to the south of it and still in existence. But when Hadrian paid a visit to England in or about A.D. 121, he thought it was not strong enough and ordered the wall to be b,uilt.
It naturally does not run in an unbroken line today, and Mr. Boumphrey will tell you the reason and all kinds of interesting things about it. Perhaps he will tell you about the goat he found standing on top of it, that looked at him ' with a very Roman expression in its Pan-like eyes, and that went on nibbling '.
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Eric Coates 's ' The Three Bears' is as well known to listeners as it is always welcome. Everybody knows the old tale of nursery days which the composer has chosen to illustrate, and none will have any difficulty in following the story in the music. Goldilocks, we remember, rose very early and stole out of the house on a summer morning to explore the forbidden home of the Three Bears. Her curiosity, her wonder at the different sizes of the threefold sets of everything, are all put before us, and none can mistake the voices of the three bears as they come back to find traces of her presence and finally Goldilocks herself.
Tracing History Backwards
Government Now and Then-s
' Law-making Now'
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
How Life is Lived—5
' How Animals Live Together'
Doris L. MACKINNON , D.Sc. (Professor of Zoology, King's College,
University of London)
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Lesson, Wisdom iv, 7-14 Magnificat (Howells in G)
Lesson, Romans xii, 1-16
Nunc Dimittis (Howells in G)
Anthem, Enrich us with Thy bounty
Hymn, City of God, how broad and far
(E. H. 375)
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris conducted by Albert Wolf : Psyche
(César Franck)—I. Asleep ; 2. Psyche
I carried away by the Zephyrs: 3
Psyche and Eros
Jascha Heifetz (violin) and The
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Concerto in A minor, Op. 82 (Glazounor)
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Serge Koussevitsky : La Valse (Pocme Choreographique) (Ravel
by HENRY O. HODGSON
St. Mary's Church, Nottingham
including Weather Forecast and Bullevin for Farmers
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Harpsichord Music played by LUCILLE WALLACE
Aria in C minor Sarabande in F
Suite in E minor (First Collection No. 4)
I. Allegro (Fuga); 2. Allemande; 3. Courante; 4. Sarabande ; 5. Gigue
This evening Mr. J. Jewkes, Senior Lecturer in Commerce in the Victoria University of Manchester, is to give his first broadcast in this series. In his talk tonight about cotton, he will show that the equilibrium between supply and demand is inevitably precarious : supply uneven because the weather may double or halve the crop; demand uneven because cotton is consumed by an industry that itself depends on circumstance.
Mr. Jewkes will describe the difficulties of the cotton-growers, and the reasons for those difficulties, especially the decline in the need for the raw commodity. He will show how the whole problem of readjustment has been complicated by official intervention. The growing of raw cotton in the British Empire has been subsidised now for many years, and Mr. Jewkes will describe also the more dramatic experiments in Egypt and America to help the cotton-farmer, and the difficulties that have been encountered.
JACK PAYNE with his BAND and other popular Artists, some of whom you have heard and not seen, and some you have seen and not heard on the Radio, along with a surprise or two !
(Jack Payne 's Party will broadcast again in the Regional programme on Saturday afternoon)
WILLIAM PRIMROSE (viola)
SYDNEY HARRISON (pianoforte)
Bax's chamber music reflects a highly imaginative and sensitive mind. In the Sonata for viola and piano not only are the invention rich and the treatment masterly, but one feels that the composer has offered here some of his deepest thoughts. The moods of the music alternate between meditation and dramatic tension.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by ' The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
How much Kreisler has done to enrich the repertoire of the modern solo violinist must be abundantly clear to listeners, from the frequency with which his name appears as a composer or arranger of violin pieces. His own career has been in many ways an astonishing one. He was only seven when he made his first concert appearance, and in the same year entered the Vienna Conservatoire, in spite of the rule that pupils must be at least fourteen years old on admission. He was the youngest pupil that ever studied there, and certainly the youngest that ever won the Gold Medal for violin playing. He was then onlv ten. Two years later he achieved another amazing success by winning the first Prix de Rome of the Paris Conservatoire, in competition with forty others, not one of whom was less than twenty years of age.
After some successful concert tours in Europe and America, he came back to Vienna and gave up music altogether for a time. He took a course in medicine. studied painting both in Paris and in Rome, and finally became a cavalry officer. During his army service, he laid his violin entirely aside, developing, no doubt, that splendid physique which enables him to withstand so well the arduous life of a virtuoso. Taking up his music once more, he soon made himself one of the foremost concert players in the world, and though his career was again interrupted by army service during the War, when he was wounded, he is still, probably, the most popular solo violinist of today.
(All arrangements by Leslie Bridge water)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL