MR. J. L. H. ATKINSON is, since the death of Mr. Savage Landor ' and of President
Roosevelt-two of the most adventurous explorers of South America-probably the only living white man who has an intimate knowledge of the State of Matto Grosso. He served for five years as H.M. Vice-Consul at Cuyaba, the point from which Colonel Fawcett's expedition recently started for the interior. In addition, he has had eleven years' experience of expeditions for commercial and other purposes in the forests of Brazil, and he is well qualified to speak on the difficulties that explorers have to face.
Mr. J. L. H.
by PAT HENDREN
THIS is the second in the series of Special
Programmes arranged, at the invitation of Hie London Station, by well-known or representative people outside the world of broadcasting, or even the world of entertainment. The idea is that, as so many people write to the B.B.C. criticizing the London Programmes, they are to be given a chance to hear programmes arranged by newcomers with fresh and possibly helpful ideas. The first of these special evenings took place last Saturday, when the programme was chosen and organized by ' A Man in the Street. This evening, listeners will hear the choice of one of the best-known figures in British sport. ' Patsy' Hendren is one of those natural athletes who excel in both the great national games. As a footballer he is known to all London enthusiasts for his fine work with Brentford, whilst during the past cricket season he added greatly to his fine reputation as a cricketer by his performances for Middlesex and for England. His idea of what a broadcast programme should be is certain to interest all followers of sport.
preted by GORDON BRYAN
FRANK BRIDGE: The Dew Fairy Fireflies ; Suite, ' A Fairy Tale ' (The Princess-The Ogre -The Spell-The Prince)
NOT every composer can write short, attractive
Piano pieces that are of moderate difficulty and really express a little thought in a poetical way.
The Dew Fairy, one of a set of three pieces called The Hour Glass, written in 1919, is an example of Frank Bridge's skill in such pieces. It is in the French ' impressionistic ' style, delicate and extremely dainty.
The other pieces are all, after their kind, imaginative and suggestive.
It is not difficult to reconstruct, from the triangular ' cast' of the Fairy Tale, an appropriate story as a background for their doings. It is perhaps more fun thus to be left fancy free, to make up one's own romance, than to be told, page by page, what the music ' represents.'
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