THE GEORGIAN TRIO
ELLA FRANK (Contralto)
Writing a diary is a perilous business: however careful or however conscious the diarist may be, posterity usually estimates him at a value very different from that which he puts on himself. The ingenuous disrist, of course, of whom Pepys is the prime example, reveals with complete candour both what he thinks he is and what he really is; but the conscious apologist is often nearly as naive. Mr. Guy Pocock, who is well known as a litterateur, will discuss some famous diarists in bis talk this afternoon.
By EDWARD O'HENRY , from
MADAME TUSSAUD 'S CINEMA
' Birthdays ' and other songs, composed and sung by HELEN ALSTON
' The Foster Club,' another Mortimer Batten ' story
' Jemima,' a Girls' School Story (Chrrsline
BIRD calls, both recorded by the gramophone and imitated by human beings, have before now come very successfully over the microphone. Mr. Lowe is a noted bird-watcher, and he will illustrate this talk with numerous calls.
BRAHMS'S PIANOFORTE Music (Second Series)
Played by HowARD-JONES
Intermezzo in A Minor, Op. 118, No. 1
Intermezzo in E Flat, Op. 117, No. 1
Capriccio in C Sharp Minor. Op. 76, No. 5
THE titles Capriccio and Intermezzo, with Rhapsody (thrice), Ballad, and Romance
(once each), are the only names Brahms gave to the thirty pieces that constitute the bulk of his middle- and later-period piano music—a collection of works, mostly in simple forms, that abound in interest and vitality, and in emotional breadth and purity. Capriccio and Intermezzo broadly indicate the two types of piece-the one brisk and vigorous, the other quieter, sometimes almost grave. In this, as in most of Brahms's music, the emotion is not superficial. There are charms upon the surface, but some of the best must be sought a little beneath it.
Brahms was fond of internal melodies and cross-rhythms (for example, two notes to a beat in one hand against three to the boat in the other), and to the lyrical beauty of his music is added a bracing ruggedness of outline.
The first Intermezzo of Op. 117 is a special favourite. It is headed bf" a quotation from one of Herder's Folk Songs—a German form of the Scots cradle song known as Lady Anne Both-well's Lament (to be found in Percy's ' Relics of Ancient English Poetry.' The lines (in the original Scots) begin:-
Balow, my babe, lye still and sleipe. It grieves me sair to see thee weipe.
Brahms writes a lovely little lullaby, the middle part of which, perhaps, reflects the darker sentiments of the poem (the lady, with her child, had been deserted).
THE Devil was known to our ancestors as the -L Father of Lies, and lying has always been regarded by the moralists as one of the cardinal vices on which others turn. On the other hand, lying may be vigorously defended from the social or the worldly points of view, and some of the most attractive characters seem incapable of telling the literal truth. Professor Cock holds the Chair of Education and Philosophy at University College, Southampton, and he is qualified to deal with this intriguing subject in an authoritatively philosophical vein.
The WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
Doris VANE (Soprano) (First Performance)
Bird of Blue
Who'll buy my lavender ?
Waltz Song from ' Merrie England '
Overture to ' Nell Gwynn '
Pavane and Pastoral (from ' Romeo and Juliet *) March Rhapsody
Daffodils are blowing
Love is meant to make us glad Love the Pedlar
mONIGHT'S talk in the ' Way of the World' series will come from the present focus and hub of international activity, for it will be relayed from Geneva, where the session of the League of Nations has assembled statesmen and experts from all over the world.
Included in the cast will be ARTHUR EWART as the tourist ; MARY O'FARRELL as his wife; Captain A. H. D'EGVILLE as their friend; Mile. RAYMONDE COLLIGNON as the singer in the concert, and Mlle. YVETTE DARNAC as the singer in the Cabaret. The WIRELESS ORCHESTRA will also take part.