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: Mr. J. C. STOBART and Miss MARY SOMER-VILLE. 'Some Books Worth Reading, '' Moby Dick," by Herman Melville'

ONE of the most remarkable events in the literary world in recent times is the revival of interest in ' Moby Dick. ' Six years ago, it is safe to sav, the ordinary reader had never heard of Herman Melville , and the majority of critics were not too well informed about his strange and curious books. Then, largely through the writings of a critic who is also a real lover of the sea-Mr. H. M. Tomlinson the literary world suddenly discovered ' Moby Dick ,' that tremendous and fantastic whaling story of the vendetta that Captain Ahab waged "gainst the great White Whale, and its catastrophic ending.


Unknown: Moby Dick.
Unknown: Herman Melville
Unknown: Mr. H. M. Tomlinson
Unknown: Moby Dick

: Miss RHODA POWER, ' Village Life Under the Stuarts

THIS is the fourth of Miss Rhoda Power 's afternoon Talks on ' Village Life in Olden
Times.' This time, she describes the English village in the davs of the Stuarts, with special reference to the influence of the Puritans and that great undertaking, the draining of the fens.


Unknown: Miss Rhoda Power

: Talk on International Affairs by Mr. W. T. LAYTON : ' The World Economic Conference.' (Under the auspices of the League of Nations Union)

NEXT May, in Geneva, there will meet the World Economic Conference, probably the most important yet organized by the League of Nations. Financial and economic authorities from all the States members of the League will meet to discuss the world's economic problems; and the present juncture is a particularly auspicious one. since a determined effort to put international relations on a better footing in the economic as well as in the diplomatic sphere, was started by the Bankers' Manifesto last year. Mr. Layton, who is editor of The Economist, is a member of the international committee that has been arranging the Conference.


The Violin Sonatas given in the original style by WILLIAM PRIMROSE , with bass played on the Violoncello by AMBROSE GAUNTLETT
THE FiFTH and SIXTH SONATAS are to be given to-night.
The FIFTH, in C Minor, begins with a Slow
Movement in weighty, rather declamatory style, and goes on to a vivacious caper in which the Violin strikes out in a wide-stepping way.
A short slow Movement with a meditative song-like melody leads to a quick Movement, in which the Violin and the accompanist toss a rhythmic figure from one to the other.
A Jig is the cheery closing Movement.
The SIXTH SONATA, in A, has first a smooth, expressive, slow Movement, then a quick one with bold outlines and busy decoration.
A few ehords in slow time lead straight on to another quick Movement, in which the Violin part is of the ' perpetual motion ' type.
A brief page of sustained and dignified dialogue between Violin and 'Cello brings us to the Last Movement, determinedly jovial.


Unknown: William Primrose
Unknown: Ambrose Gauntlett

: Prof. V. H. MOTTRAM. 'Present-Day Problems of Food : The Magic Vitamins '

THIS is the fourth of the series of six Talks in which Professor Mottram, the author of ' Food and the Family,' is discussing the scientific aspect of food. This evening he tackles the mystic subject of Vitamines, about which most people nowadays know so little and talk so much.


Impersonations of Well-known Artists
In Folk Songs ;


Artists: Muriel George
Artists: Ernest Butcheb


Relayed from New Verrey's Restaurant ORCHESTRA
Selection, 'Wagneriana'


Items from their Repertoire and A MUSICAL NEWS BULLETIN


Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
Danza Gitana
Chacona from ' La Linda Tapada '
Soprano Songs (with Orchestra)
Sus piearos ojos
(invota from ' La Calesera '
March, ' La Banderita ' from ' Las Corsarias'
Baritone Songs (with Orchestra)
Tomanza from ' La Calesera '
Guitarra Espanola
Fado from 'La peifecta Casada' Duet from ' La Culesera'
Bolero from 'Curro el de Lora '
March, ' Los Chisperos' from ' La Calesera ' (Soprano, Baritone and Chorus)


Conducted By: John Ansell
Unknown: Danza Gitana
Soprano: Linda Tapada

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