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: Miss BEATRICE GRIMSHAW, Up the Fly River'

NOVELS of the South Seas are as plentiful as the flowers that bloom in the Spring and only too often they have equally little to do with the case. Miss Grimshaw, however, is one of the few writers who really know the South Seas. She has travelled not only over most of Europe, Australia, and North America, but amongst those islands of the Pacific that look so near together, and so alike, on the map and leally spread over thousands of miles and contain dozens of widely differing races and tongues
Her present home is in Papua, and she is returning there later in the month, so listeners are fortunate in being able to hear her before she gO6S»


The Sonatas of Mozart played through consecutively at this hour daily throughout the week

: Prof. P. J. NOEL BAKER, 'Foreign Affairs and How They Affect Us '

THE delusion that foreign affairs do not affect us- us standing for the ordinary person, the man in the street-is primarily what has made it possible for diplomats to make so many stupid wars in the course of history. It is only since the last war that the need for ' open diplomacy' has been fully realized. Professor Noel Baker , who before taking up the Chair of International Relations in the University of London, worked for some momentous years on the Secretariat of the League of Nations, is endeavouring in this series to make clear to the ordinary man what diplomacy is, how it works, and how important the whole obscure business of .foreign affairs really is.


Unknown: Professor Noel Baker


An hour of mirth and melody by these famous radio artists, who are too well known to the wireless audience to need any introduction


Four Favourite Songs

: The B.B.C. International Series of Chamber Concerts: Fifth Concert

Relayed from the Grotrian Hall, London
The Zika String Quartet: Richard Zika, Herbert Berger, Ladislaw Czerny, Ladislaw Zika
Erwin Schulhoff (Solo Pianoforte)
The Second Part of the Concert
Erwin Schulhoff - Five Jazz Concert Studies (1926)...Schulhoff
Charleston; Blues; Song; Tango; Toccata on the Shimmy - The Kitten on the Keys

Erwin Schulhoff, Pianist and Composer, was born in Prague thirty-three years ago. His academic career at the Conservatoires of Prague, Leipzig and Cologne, and at the Berlin High School for Music, was a distinguished one. He has since made known a great deal of modern music, with which he is keenly in sympathy. His own style in composition has been described by one of his fellow-countrymen as between those of Schonberg and Stravinsky.

Quartet - Quartet in D Minor, Op.34...Dvorak

In almost everything Dvorak wrote we find the national element peeping out. The
Composer was brought up among peasant folk, and learned to love the songs and dance that he heard in the alehouse or on the village green.
His fist String Quartet (in D Minor, known as 'Opus 34') contains several traces of these happy influences. It is in four Movements.
The First Movement is a cheery, care-free affair, with a touch of Southern grace in it.
The Second Movement is a Polka, a native Bohemian dance that about a hundred years ago began to be popular in almost all European ballrooms. In Dvorak's example we get the essence of the dance's spirit, with an added lightness and daintiness now and again, and occasionally, as a contrast, an almost furious battering of the rhythm. To the first part of this Movement a quieter 'Trio' succeeds, in different time (three beats in the bar in place of two) and then the Polka returns.
The Third Movement is played with mutes, and some rich effects are obtained by the instruments playing, at times, chords of two notes each, so that at certain moments there are eight parts going.
The Last Movement skips along in dance fashion, with occasional changes of mood, when a more flowing, undulating style is used. At such times the 'Cello frequently keeps up the little 'postman's knock' rhythm of three notes that was observable at the start.


Musician (The Zika String Quartet): Richard Zika
Musician (The Zika String Quartet): Herbert Berger
Musician (The Zika String Quartet): Ladislaw Czerny
Musician (The Zika String Quartet): Ladislaw Zika
Pianist: Erwin Schulhoff

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