A S yet, even the most expert ornithologists know little of the great mystery of bird migration-where the birds go that leave us when the autumn comes and the leaves begin to fall; but this at least we all know-that when the migrants return, the harsh days are over and summer is at the door. In this talk, Mr. Eric Parker will describe the double movement that goes on when those migrants that have sought shelter here move North again, and those that left us last year return from the warmer South.
BACH'S SOXATAS FOR VIOLA
DA GAMBA AND CEMBALO
Played by HOWARD BLISS (Violoncello) and GORDON BRYAN (Pianoforte)
Sonata No. 2, in D-Last two
THE second half of the Sonata in D begins with one of those flowing airs, in four time, with the beats divided into three, that Bach handled so graciously.
It sings its way along sweetly on the 'Cello, mostly fairly high up, and is followed by a sprightly Movement, neatly diversified by its middle section, in which the Pianoforte takes up the genial sweep of rapidly-running notes.
' Pioneers of Social Progress-V, Edwin Chadwick and the Rule of the Blue-Book '
WE are so used now to the constant census that is taken of every aspect of our social and industrial life that it is hard to realize how little authentic or official information about social conditions was available in England at the time of Waterloo. The father of the Blue-Book was Edwin Chadwick , the Benthamite, author of the Poor Law of 1834, creator of the first Central Board of Health, and originator of many other schemes which Mr. Lambert will describe in this evening's talk.
A Dramatic Play by JEFFERY FARNOL
The setting sun, like a great, inquisitive eye, peered in through a certain narrow casement—as well he might, for upon the high-polished seat of an ancient elbow-chair stood two feet poised delicately on their toes, small, pretty feet, arching up to slender ankles that peeped demurely beneath a print gown as Andromeda, lifting shapely arms to the picture that hung face to wall, turned it and stood gazing up at the painted features with an expression of wistful tenderness before addressing the unresponsive canvas.
RAOUL PUGNO (1852-1914) was far better known, to us in this country, as a pianist than as a composer. After appearing as a child-player, he became, in turn, an organist and professor at the Paris Conservatoire. It was comparatively late (when he was over forty) that he became really well known as a pianist.
The Orchestral Suite we are now to hear is an arrangement for Military Band. Its three pieces are entitled respectively Slow Waltz, Punchinello, and Farandole
SEVERAL very interesting people—writers, artists, sportsmen, and so on-have given reminiscences in this series of talks, but none had more experience than Sir Landon Ronald , who is well known, both as a conductor and as a speaker, to the audience of the air. Since he began his musical career at Covent Garden, in 189 he has met everybody worth meeting in the musical world, and out of a well-stocked gallery of celebrities he has chosen for his talk tonight three of the most remarkable—Beerbohm Tree, Santley, and Caruso.
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