HALF .the history of England, and no inconsiderable proportion of the sights of London, are bound up with the many courts and cells and stairways of the Tower, that gloomy fortresspalaee-prison that saw so many strange happenings between its foundation by the Romans and the time of Colonel Blood's audacious attempt on the Crown jewels. Mr. Allen Walker , the well-known lecturer and authority on old London, has indeed chosen a fascinating subject for the first of his talks on the great,buildings of London. This afternoon he will deal with the Tower as a fortress and a palace, in the earlier part of its history.
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In co-operation with THE B.B.C.
First Concert of Eighth Series
Relayed from Borough Polytechnic Hall
FRANK HOWARD (Viola)
HAYDN P. DRAPER (Clarinet)
OLIVE BLOOM (Pianoforte)
Irish Stew. Take: One Pound of Story, Five Songs, Several small Anecdotes, Nearly a pint ot Cheeriness and Goodwill. Stew gently in the Heat of the Studio from 5.15 p.m. until 6 p.m.â€”when the greater part of the Cheeriness and Good
Mr. A. D. LINDSAY
N this series of talks the Master of Balliol will show the relation of that rather remote, though fundamental science, philosophy, to the things that most of us know more about. He will deal with the claims to exclusive importance of the economic, the political and the moral scale of values, and the confusion that arises from failure to settle these rival claims. His intro. ductory talk today will be particularly useful to those who have had no philosophical training themselves.
7.45 JOHN THORNE
Hungarian Folk Songs .......... arr. Korbay My heart and I
Shepherd, see thy horse's foaming mane The Outcast
Look into my eye, come near Come in, my rose
Rosebud, to the fields art going ?
Pretty maid, how could you do so Long ago, when I was still free
HUNGARIAN folk songs contain characteristic idioms of the Magyars, the dominant race of Hungary, and also of the gipsies. The Magyar rhythms contain much syncopation, and often go in groups of three or six bars, instead of the usual four. A jerky figure, something like the Scottish ' snap ' (a beat made of a short note followed by a'longer one), is often to be heard. The gipsies added all sorts of ornamentation to the folk-tunes—which is natural enough when we remember their Oriental origin, and the love of Eastern peoples for decoration and gay colours.
There must be many people in London who remember seeing or hearing Francis Korbay , a Hungarian singer and pianist (a godson of Liszt) who about twenty-five years ago was a professor at our Royal Academy of Music, and who died in London in 1913. 'He is remembered as an editor of Hungarian folk-songs and a writer of songs of similar character.
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