A SERIES of talks on ' Life in the Dominions ' has already largely familiarized listeners with conditions in the Dominion on the other side of the world. In this afternoon's talk Mrs. Hardy will describe some of the lighter aspects of life as a newly-arrived bride in the back-blocks of New Zealand's sub-tropical North.
Selections by the St. Mary (Islington)
Guardians' School Bond
' A Tiger's Skin,' a Humorous Story from ' The Lady of the Barge'
(W. W. Jacobs)
' Four-Leaved Clover,' a Whimsical
Story by Christine Chaundler
NEITHER the reading nor the writing of detective novels is any longer regarded as an occupation beneath the notice of the learned, and Mrs. Cole, the daughter of a Professor and the wife of a Reader in Economics at Oxford, has been partly responsible for some of the most popular mystery stories of recent years. Moreover, her collaborator is her husband, Mr. G. D. H. Cole , the expert on the history of the trade unions. Later in the autumn a story by these two writers is to be serialized over the microphone, listeners being invited to try their hand at the solution of the mystery, and particular interest therefore attaches to this evening's talk.
SIR HENRY WOOD and his SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
DOROTHY BENNETT (Soprano)
NORMAN ALLIN (Bass)
ANTONIO BROSA (Violin)
Relayed from the Queen's Hall
GRIEG was a fine partner for Ibsen in the presentation of the scenes in Peer Gynt.
Not only had the composer a splendid sense of Norwegian local colour, but his imaginative music was just the thing to accompany and intensify the effect of Ibsen's tale of Peer's adventures in many lands.
Morning is the serene prelude to the Fourth
Act. Ase's Death (for Muted Strings) refers to Peer's old mother. Anitra's Dance is the dance of a Bedouin girl who bewitches Peer. In the Hall of the Mountain King gives a vivid picture of Peer's reception in the palace of the goblins whom he visited, and who tormented and terrified him.
The French Composer, Lalo, wrote this piece for the famous Spanish Violinist, Sarasate, whom some listeners will recollect hearing, for he used to be a great favourite here twenty years ago.
The Spanish Symphony (which is really a Suite of pieces, not a Symphony in the usual meaning of the term) is Spanish music through a French-man's eyes-gay, debonair, polished, and piquant.
There are in the complete work five separate
Movements, well contrasted in spirit and style.
The tuneful gaiety and homely sentiment of this piece make it a constant favourite. It will be remembered that it embodies tunes from the Opera-the Children's Prayer at the opening (on the Horns); the Witch's Magic (Trumpets); the Song of the Sandman who puts children to sleep ; and so forth.
BRIGG FAIR is an English folk-song which Delius has made the basis of an orchestral Rhapsody.
The Rhapsody is scored for a large
Orchestra. The Introduction (Slow, Pastoral) consists mainly of little arabesques on Flutes and Clarinets, suggestive of bird songs.
The tune is then given out as an Oboe Solo, with light chordal accompaniment of Woodwind and pizzicato (plucked) Strings.
The rest of the work consists of almost continuous variations on the tune.
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