THIS is the first of a series of eleven talks
J- in which Mr. de Selincourt. who is a master at Lynam's School, Oxford, will give a course on Julius Cœsur, Macbeth, and the Second Part of Henry IV.
THIS series of talks has been arranged in consultation with the Federation of Women's Institutes. Professor Winifred Cullis. who gives the talks, is Professor of Physiology in the University of London, President of the British and Vice-President of the In. ternational Federation of University Women. She will treat of health from a very informal and practical standpoint.
HENRY BROSRHURST (Pianoforte),
JULIUS ROSTAL (Violin).
EDWAND J. ROBINSON (Violoncello);
AUBREY MILLWARD (Baritone)
Part-Songs by The Chelsea Singers: The Story of 'The Four Little Children (Edward Lear): Railway Dialogue— 'The Train that Goes to Sea,' by Cecil J. Allen
by REGINALD FOORT, relayed from the Kew Gallery Kinema
THE athletic world has seen several instances of freaks who seemed to retain their physical youth" long after the normal span-followers of boxing will remember that ageless phenomenon, the Dixie Kid. All of us cannot expect to be able to fight twenty rounds or row a full course at the age of fifty, but anybody with average health can keep his ordinary, practical fitness till even after that age. In his talk today. Dr. Glover will sketch out the lines on which this can be done.
Played by ETHEL WALKER
The ' Keltic ' Senata Second and Third Movements
IN the. SECOND MOUVEMENT of the ' Keltic '
Sonata MacDowell dwells upon the lovely
Deirdre. He puts at the head of the Movement the direction ' with naive tenderness.' It opens with a slow melody, whose sweeping supporting chords remind us of the harpers of old who sang their ballads to their own accompaniment. The theme is somewhat developed, with rapidly-increasing emotion, until the entry of the Second Main Tune. Ever broader and more dignified becomes the music until, 'stately and sonorous,' the First Tiine returns, to (lie away extremely softly at the end.
In the LAST MOVEMENT, 'very swift and fierce,'
MacDowell suggests the scene of Cuchullin's death after being wounded in battle.
THIS is the first of a series of talks in which
Professor Weiss will let listeners into some of the secrets of plant life—a subject on which he is an acknowledged expert. He has occupied the Chair of Botany in tho University of Manchester since 1892, and is a past Vice-President of the University ; and his name is well known to readers of the botanical periodicals
Variations on Mary had a Little Lamb ' in the styles of Ten Composers .. Edward Ballantine
Mozart : Agnelletto in C
Beethoven : Adagio (der Griifin von Lämmlein-
Plutchsky (dedicated to the Countess Lämmlein-Plutchsky)
Schuhert : Demi moment musical Chopin : Nocturne (Posthumous)
Wagner; Sacrificial Scene and Festmahl from the Tenth Act of Lammfell Tchaikovsky : Valse Funebre (Funeral Waltz) Grieg : Mruks Klonh Lmbj MacDowell : 'At a Lamb '
' Far off awhere the Keltic sun
Doth fold its fading feet.
A lassie croons a pedal point,
A lamb suspends a bleat.
Debussy : The Evening of a Lamb
Liszt : Grand Concert Study ' for the two hands, the arms, the shoulders and the liair '
MR. BALLANTINE, the Composer of these
MR parodies, is an American Composer,, n member of the musical staff at the University of Harvard.
Parody in music is not very common. It is more difficult here than in n literary parody to avoid mere imitation of u composer's mannerisms, and to give instead a synthesis of his style, as we get it in J. C. Squire's or Owen Seaman 's parodies. The slightly broader manner of Bret Harte '.s Condensed Novels is perhaps more fitting. The effects must. almost necessarily, be clear-cut and the points quickly made.
In most of the imitations in this piece (which is published by Hawkes) the music and the titles speak for themselves.
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ARTHUR WOOD
Musical Director Daly's Theatre
(By permission of Mr. JAMES WHITE )
Suite, ' My Native Heath '
Knaresboro' Status : Ilkley Tarn ; Bolton Abbey ; Barwick Green
Memories of Daly's
Speech by the HON. PRESIDENT,
H.R.H. PRINCE ARTHUR OF CONNAUGHT
Response by the Hon. London President,
Sir WILLIAMS JOYNSON-HlCKS , M.P.
Relayed from the Royal Albert Hall
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ARTHUR WOOD
Overture, ' The Arcadians '
Selected and arranged for Orchestra by ARTHUR WOOD
W. S. LANDOR (1775-1864). A. H. CLOUGH (1819―1861), MATTHEW ARNOLD (1822-1888),
RUPERT BROOKE (1887-1915)
ALL the four poets from whose works Mr.
Stobart—who is Director of Education of the B.B.C., and himself an old Rugbeian—Is to read tonight were Rugby men, and it is possible to trace a common quality in their style. All of them possess a certain precision of phrase that may or may not be due to that rigorous training in classical verse-writing which was the foundation of education at Rugby School when Landor went there at the end of the eighteenth century, as in Rupert Brooke 's schooldays in the present century. Listeners will be able to judge for themselves when they have heard the extracts that Mr. Stobart will read.
(Pictures on page 207.)
10.0 THE ORCHESTRA
Selection from ' The Blue Mazurka ' .... Lehar
Arranged for Orchestra by ARTHUR WOOD
Lyrics by EDWARD TESCHEMACHER
Music by HERBERT OLIVER
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
ETHEL FENTON (Contralto)
LEONARD GOWINGS (Tenor) ASHMOOR BURCH (Baritone)