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: Miss RHODA POWER, ' Village Life 500 Years Ago '

IN the first of this series of Talks, at this time last week, Miss Rhoda Power described life in the English village seven hundred years ago. This time she moves two centuries nearer to our own time, and deals with the social conditions of the countryside five hundred years ago. At that time, in the fifteenth century, the old framework of the village as a social, legal and political unit was still, in theory, intact, and the Lord's Court was still the focus of local life, but, over since the Black Death at the end of the previous century, disintegrating forces had been at work, and the decay of the manorial system had begun. It is with the emancipation of the villein that Miss Power will deal to-day, and she will also say something of the rôle that women played in the life of the period.

Contributors

Unknown: Miss Rhoda Power

: THE DAVENTRY QUARTET

and HERBERT SIMMONDS (Baritone); REBECCA BRODIE (Soprano)

Contributors

Baritone: Herbert Simmonds
Baritone: Rebecca Brodie

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

Bach's 43 Preludes and Fugues, played through consecutively at this hour darly throughout the month

: Prof. V. H. MOTTRAM : 'What Food Is and What Is Food'

PROFESSOR V. H. MOTTRAM , M.A., Professor of Physiology in the University of London (King's College for Women—Household and Social Science Department), is giving a series of six weekly talks on ' Present Day Problems of Food.' He is a Cambridge scientist who has done research work in Munich, and has lectured in McGill University and the University of Toronto.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor V. H. Mottram

: 'THE INDEFINITES' CONCERT PARTY

CHARLES CLAPHAM, BILLY DWYER , JACK RICKARDS , CECIL HARRING ON, GEORGE THOMAS , FRED LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Dwyer
Unknown: Jack Rickards
Unknown: Cecil Harring
Unknown: George Thomas
Unknown: Fred Lewis

: FRENCH SONGS

Sung by HELEN HENSCHEL
OF the Composers represented above, Bruneau is notable as a writer of Operas. In several of these Zola collaborated with him as librettist, and others were adapted from stories by that novelist.
CHARLES KCECHLTN (born 1867) was a pupil of Massenet and Faure. The greater part of his compositions, including most of his big works, is yet unpublished.
THE music of Maurice Ravel, the most dislinguished of living French Composers, is characterized by delicate grace and refinement. It is always transparently clear and
melodious, though Ravel's melody is highly individual and not quite like that of any other Composer.
REYNALDO HAHN , Composer and Conductor, was born in Venezuela, though, as he came to France at the age of three, he is classed as a French Composer. He is another of Massenet's pupils.
ELEGANCE and graceful sentiment are the qualities that have won popularity for the songs and Piano pieces of Madame Chaminade.

Contributors

Sung By: Helen Henschel
Unknown: Reynaldo Hahn

: CONCERT FOLLOWING THE EIGHTH ANNUAL DINNER OF THE FEDERATION OF BRITISH MUSIC INDUSTRIES

Relayed from the Main Restaurant, Hotel Victoria Introductory remarks by Mr. PAUL M. BOOTH ,
Chairman of the Federation
ALL BRITISH PROGRAMME arranged by the COLUMBIA GRAPHOPHONE COMPANY
THE J. H. SQUIRE OCTET
Selection, ' Milestones on Ballads'
BESIDES furthering the interests of its members and the world-wide sale of British music and . instruments, tho Federation of British Music Industries works for the general progress of the Art of Music. In connection with this latter activity, it has set up a Consultative Committee of eminent musicians, among whom are Sir Hugh Allen and Sir Henry Hadow.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Paul M. Booth
Unknown: J. H. Squire
Unknown: Sir Hugh Allen
Unknown: Sir Henry Hadow.

: AUSTRALIA DAY PROGRAMME

In this programme an attempt will be made to convey in a series of small cameos some of the landmarks of Australian achievement.








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