By EDGAR T. COOK , F.R.C.O.
(Organist of Southwark Cathedral)
Soloist, JOAN ELWES.
Relayed from Southwark Cathedral
MR. H. E. POWELL-JONES has been a Special Correspondent of The Times in South America, and has previously broadcast several travel talks on that Continent. The present talk will deal chiefly with Argentina and Chile, though opportunity will be taken to mention the characteristic features and points of interest of the ports of call on the east coast of Brazil. Argentina and Chile, constituting the southern half of the South American continent, have special interest for the British people because of the importance and variety of our trading interests there, and of the fact that we look to this part of the world for a goodly proportion of our supply of meat and grain.
Mr. H. E.
TO-DAY Professor Eiliot Smith advances to one of the most fascinating of all the subjects connected with the movements of living organisms— the delicate mechanism by which equilibrium of posture is maintained, or corrected when disturbed. This is done by means of little sacs, called statocysts, the contents of which, under the influence of gravity, stimulate certain nerve-endings and transmit their message to the muscles that regulate the posture. In animals with a backbone this system is called the labyrin.h, or ' internal ear.' A drawing of the Jabyrintn of a dog-fish appears on the opposite page.
: Piano Solos by CECIL E. DIXON; Songs by FREDERICK CHESTER; ' Squirrel Feathertail and the New Tree ' (Christine Chaundler). 'Points About Penguins,' by Herbert- G. Ponting, F.R.G.S.
The Pianoforte Sonatas of Mozart
IN the Colonial Song, the Australian-born
Percy Grainger has told us, he has undeavoured to express some of the feelings aroused by the contemplation of the varied scenes of his native country.
LAURENCE BINYON , reading some of his own poetry
MR. LAURENCE BINYON is one of those fortunate poets who have another interest besides poetry ; this being, according to man / authorities, the only way in which a poet can keep sane. He is Deputy-Keeper i the British Museum, where he is in charge of Oriental Prints and Drawings, and his expert knowledge of Oriental art has found expression in several books, besides probably helping his appreciation of the genius of William Blake, on whom he is one of the best commentators. His own poems and plays include 'Atila,' ' 'Sakuntala,' 'The New World,' ' The Four Years,' and ' Boadicea.'
THE Arabesque of Debussy was originally a Piano piece belonging to his earlier period (1891, when he was still under thirty). The word 'Arabesque ' refers to the fantastic intertwining of lines and alternations of colour in Arab architectural decoration, and Schumann, Debussy, and others have, in a fanciful way, applied the term to a certain light-fingered and delicately shaded type of music.
THE last piece of the group is an exciting
Russian national dance by Moussorgsky, the ex-army officer, one of the ' Five ' who gave a new trend to Russian music after the middle of last century.
Guest of Honour at the Dinner of THE WOMEN'S ADVERTISING CLUB OF LONDON. Relayed from The Georgian Room, Piccadilly Hotel
An Opera Comique in Three Acts
Written by H. B. FARNIE
Composed by RODERT PLANQUETTE
Paul .Tones (the Celebrated Nautical
Rufino de Martinez (a Spanish Naval
Bicoqnet (a St. Malo Ship Chandler)
Don Tiocadero (Spanish Governor of the Island of Estrella)
Ribaso, his Major-Domo
Kestrel (Skipper ot a Yankee Privateer)
Bouillabaisse (an Old Smugg'er)
Petit Pierre (Fisher-lad of St. Malo) Yvonne (Niece of Bicoquet)
Chopinette (Wife of Bouillabaisse)
Malaguena (Niece of Don Trocadero)
Fishermen. Privateersmen, Spanish and American
Man-o'-Warsmen, Lassies of St. Maio, Ladies of the Chateau, Spanish Officers, Pages, Creoles
ACT I. The Harbour of St. Malo, France
ACT II. Chateau of Kerbignac-on-the-Bay
ACT III. The Governor's Palace at the Island of Estrella (near the Mosquito Shore) pLANQUETTE (1848-1903) was a clever business man-musician who made it his business to find out what sort of music people wanted, and to serve them with it faithfully, as long as they would have it. Graduating from the Paris Conservatoire, he began by composing songs and tit-bits for cafe concerts, and soon took to operettas. Perhaps his two greatest successes weie Les Cloches de Corneville (recently broadcast) and the work which we are now to hear. Written for prod etion in London nearly forty years ago, it deals in lively fashion with the exploits of the Scottish-born Paul Jones (he was originally John Paul , changing his name in America), one of those daring free-lances of the sea who had more scope for their activities in the eighteenth century than they would have to-day.