From page 75 of ' When Two or Three'
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Overture, King Lear (Berlioz)
Societe des Concerts du Conserva- toire, conducted by Piero Coppola : Queen Mab Scherzo (Romeo and Juliet) (Berlioz)
The London Philharmonic Orches- tra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Funeral March for the last Scene of Hamlet (Berlioz)
'Paula hat ihren Hund verloren '
A. M. WAGNER , Dr.Phil., and ELSE
Mischa Levitzki (pianoforte) : Polo- naise in A flat, Op 53 (Chopin); Concert Study in D flat, No. 3 (Liszt) ; Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5 (Rachmaninov)
A course of Bible lectures by the Rev. A. C. DEANE , Canon of Windsor and Chaplain to H.M. the King
I-Christianity and the Gospels
Rev. A. C.
Relayed from the Chelsea Parish Church of St. Luke
The Practice and Science of Gardening-
' Seeds and Seedsmen'
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc., F.R.S.
Last term Schools studied the soil and its properties, cultivation and manuring, and this term they are to study seeds and seed-growing, plant diseases, and the cultivation of flowers and vegetables. As before, the talks will be given, some by Mr. B. A. Keen , Assistant Director of the Rothamsted Experimental Sta- tion, the others by Mr. C. W. Costin , Horticultural Superintendent of the West Sussex County Council. This afternoon, in the opening talk of the term, Mr. Keen will discuss seeds and seedsmen, the questions of supplying clean and vigorous seeds, and breeding new varieties, and everything apper- taining to seeds.
Mr. B. A.
Mr. C. W.
Course 1, Introductory Lesson I
' Quavers and the SOH (Dominant)
Ernest Read has five golden rules for his nine-to-eleven-year olds ! ' (i) Be always ready; (2) Listen intelligently and imagine I am speaking to you yourself; (3) Listen actively and do everything you are asked to quickly and joyfully ; (4) Feel the rhythm of every song or phrase, tapping the pulses quietly on your desk ; (5) Hear with your eye ; in other words, at all times follow the tunes and phrases with your eye, whether singing or listening.'
The London Philharmonic Orches- tra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. : Overture, La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (Rossini)
Rosa Ponselle (soprano) with Orchestra : Tu che invoco (Thou, whom I implore), 0 nume tutelar (0 guardian Deity) (La Vestale, Act II) Spontim)
Ezio Pinza (bass) with Orchestra:
0 tu, Palermo (0 thou, Palermo) (I vespri siciliani-The Sicilian Vespers) (Verdi) ; Dormiro sol nel manto mio regal (I shall sleep only in my royal mantle) (Don Carlos ) (Verdi)
Giacomo Lauri-Volpi (tenor) with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, con- ducted by Setti : Assassini ! (Base assassins) (La Gioconda) (Ponchielli)
Cattaneo (mezzo-soprano), Lucini
(tenor), Basi (baritone), Masini (bass), with La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Sabajno : Voce di Donna o d'angeli (La Gioconda) (Ponchielli)
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER , assisted by M.-B.
Ever since ' Early Stages in German' was started in 1933, it has been con- ducted by A. H. Winter. He has been lecturer in German at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London, since 1927, and Professor of German at the Royal Academy of Music since 1932.
As with the French broadcasts, there has been a modification of the German broadcast lessons, the idea being to avoid the danger of boys and girls in the classes merely being passive lis- teners, and to make these lessons on the air even more useful and interesting.
A. H. Winter leads them in the carry- ing out of simple games, gets them to sing songs with him and to take part in 3ther items in the nature of surprises. Moreover, other German speakers- both men and women-are brought to the microphone from time to time so that pupils may grow used to a variety of voices.
HELEN JUST (violoncello)
HETTY BOLTON (pianoforte)
Conductor, GEORGE HAWKINS (Soloist, W. C. CROZIER> )
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Under the direction of Bernard van
Songs sung by PARRY JONES (tenor)
Die drei Zigeuner (Lenau)
Wie singt die Lerche schon (von
Lasst mich ruhen (von Fallersleben) Die stille Wasserrose (Geibel)
H. STAFFORD HATFIELD , Ph.D.
'The Silver Box'
with LOUIS LEVY
AND HIS SYMPHONY
JUDY SHIRLEY and ROBERT ASHLEY Orchestral arrangements by Peter Yorke
The Romance of Steam
Last week a dramatic feature was broadcast from Scotland dealing with the heroic life of Mary Slessor , the missionary, one of a number of bio- graphical programmes that have been given during the last twelve months. This evening, National listeners are to hear another of the same series, the life of James Watt , the famous inventor who was born two hundred years ago.
As Sir Alexander Gibb points out in an article on page 7, James Watt was not the first to harness steam, nor was he inspired by watching his mother's kettle. But listeners will be well com- pensated for any dispelled illusions : they will find an unexpected wealth of romance in Watt's varied life without the inclusion of doubtful facts.
including Weather Forecast and Fore- cast for Shipping
SOPHIE WYSS (soprano)
THE NEW LONDON TRIO :
David Wise (violin) ; Norina Semino (violoncello) : John Pauer (pianoforte) Vitezslav Novak (born in Bohemia in 1870), together with Joseph Suk and Janacek, is generally considered one of the leaders of modern Czech music. He was a favourite pupil of Dvorak, but his earlier works show more of the influence of Schumann and Brahms. Later in life Novak drew his inspiration from national sources, and some of his more important works are based on folk tunes. His output is large, and includes operas, symphonic poems, many choral works, songs and chamber music.
He wrote two Piano Trios, of which this, his Op. 27, is the second. It is in one movement, and is marked ' in the style of a ballad '. The music is strongly rhythmical, passionate in character, effectively scored for the three instruments, and is developed from a single theme.