Music from the Holborn Restaurant
' Fishes-How Fishes Began '
MR, E. KAY ROBINSON is President of the British Empire Naturalists' Association, and editor of the monthly Countryside. He has written many books on natural history subjects, one of the latest being ' At Home With Nature,' which includes many of his wireless talks of 1925.
, relayed from the R.A.C.
Mr. A. W. P. GAYFORD, ' Makers of Modern Europe'
' The Elephant at the North Pole ' (Ada Leonora Harris) ; ' Stories of King Arthur ' (5), adapted by C. E. Hodges.
directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
Talk on the Wireless Association
Traditions and Customs c f tho Maori'
SPENCER DYKE QUARTET: SPENCERDYKE (1st Violin; EDWIN QUAIFE (2nd Violin); ERNEST TOMLINSON (Viola) ; B. PATTERSON PARKER ('Cello)
Assisted by FREDERICK THURSTON (Clarinet).
QUARTET AND FREDERICK THURSTON
Allegro; Adagio; Andantino; Presto nou Assai ma con Sentimento; Con Moto.
This is written for Clarinet and String Quartet (Two Violins, Viola and 'Cello).
It is not a mere show piece for Clarinet, though it does indeed use all the best resources of the instrument. But the Clarinet is here little more prominent than the Strings, and in fact this Quintet owes much to the Clarinet's capacity for taking an unobtrusive part in the general conversation.
There are five Movements, the Third being joined to, and almost an introduction to, the Fourth.
The FIRST MOVEMENT (quick) is fairly complicated, but none the less beautiful. There are at least four short tunes, given in turn to most of the instruments impartially.
In the SECOND MOVEMENT (slow) the Strings are muted. It is more lyrical, but the middle part of the Movement consists chiefly of elaborations in Clarinet and First Violin.
The THIRD MOVEMENT (moving steadily) is exceedingly simple and hymn-tune-like. As already said, it is joined to the FOURTH MOVEMENT (rapid, but not too rapid, and with feeling). This is playful, whimsical, and has some interesting colour effects.
The FIFTH MOVEMENT (with speed) is an Air with five Variations. Towards the end a suggestion of the First Movement becomes increasingly marked, until we come to the Coda, which is founded on the First and last Movements.
in readings from his own
HAYDN'S warm, genial nature is reflected in most of his music, especially, perhaps, in his String Quartets, which are of all ' classical ' music tho most easy-going to hear...
This one is called the ' Hornpipo ' Quartet, becauso the last Movement dances along much in Hornpipe style. '
Its other throe parts are respectively a piquant opening Movement, based on two contrasted Tunes, then a short and tender song-like piece, with the usual Minuet as Third Movement.
K.C.M.G., the High
Commissioner for New Zealand : ' Talk on New Zealand.
GRAY and CLAUDE POLLARD
Concerto for Two Pianos, in C Minor (First
BACH sometimes made arrangements of his pieces for various combinations of instruments. This Concerto is ono of three for two Pianos, but only one of the works was originally written for keyboards.
We do not know with certainty what the original form of this was ; it seems likely, however, that it is an arrangement of a Concerto for Violin and Oboe, which, in that form, has disappeared.
Though it was designed to be played with an orchestral accompaniment, this can be dispensed with. There are three Movements, the first and last lively, and tho middle one a dialogue between the two instruments, upon a beautiful calm melody.
SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
THIS is the official anniversary of the acquisition by New Zealand of Dominion status, which actually took place on September 26, 1907. On this day opened the latest chapter in the history of the islands, which were discovered by Tasman, the Dutch navigator who gave his name to the State of Tasmania, in 1642. Captain Cook more fully explored its coasts, and in 1840 a British colony was founded. The Maoris, some of whose characteristic music is being given to-night, are a splendid Polynesian race, who for long waged war against the British settlers, but finally made peace in 1871. Their conflicts with the white races are now confined to tho Rugby football field. The programme of piano music by contemporary New Zealand composers will interest those who realise the extent to which the Dominion is evolving a musical culture of its own'.
SPECIAL PROGRAMME. STELLA MURRAY (Contralto) ; HUBERT CARTER (Tenor); ESTHER FISHER (Pianist)
MR. HUBERT CARTER was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and toured the Dominion as a boy Soprano with the Pollard Juvenile Opera Company at the age of nine. At sixteen he reappeared as a Tenor, and at twenty-two made his debut as a professional singer. He was chosen to represent the Auckland Province at the only Concert given in honour of the visit of the Prince of Wales. He has now been in this country just over two years, and lie has sung in Queen's Hall and Albert Hall Concerts, as well as all over the British Isles.