Sung by HELEN HENSCHEL (Soprano)
Der Erlkonig (The Erl King)
An die Nachtigall (To the Nightingale) Die Unterscheidung (The Distinction)
THE words of The Erl King are by Goethe.
They picture a father on horseback hastening home with his sick child. The ghostly Erl King flies with them, unseen and unheard by the father, but both seen and heard by the hoy.
The music most graphically pictures the hard riding through the night (verso 1), the boy's terror at seeing the ghostly figure (verse 2), the Erl King's wheedling invitation (verse 3), the boy's renewed terror and the father's attempt to comfort him (verse 4), the Erl King's second invitation (verse 5), the boy's last outcry and the father's consolation (verse 6), the Erl King's grasp of the boy (verse 7), and tho boy's death (verse 8).
An die Nachtigall is a plea to the bird to hush its song, for Love lies sleeping upon the maiden's heart.
In Die Unterscheidung a lass lays down the law to her lad. He is to play the faithful, love-sick cavalier, whilst she is to be jealous when she pleases. She will treat him as a brother (with just a little more affection, perhaps), but nothing more.
II—' SHOULD WOMEN BE PAID AS MUCH as MEN ? '
An informal Discussion between
Miss ELLEN WILKINSON , M.P. and Mr. WILLIAM H. THODAY
THE whole labour market has been convulsed by the late war and its economic consequences. Women have entered it-undoubtedly to stay-on a large scale. The wages problem in relation to the competitive employment of men and women cannot bo ignored by anyone interested in the political sociology of our time.
The feminist banner in tonight's debate is to be upheld by Miss Ellen Wilkinson , the well-known Labour M.P., who was Organizer of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies from 1913 to 1915 ; whilst her antagonist, Mr. Thoday, is an ex-President of the London School Masters' Association and a former Treasurer of the National Association of School Masters.
S.B. from Sheffield
OF the great English authors, few are so remarkable as the family of three Bronte sisters, whose work is the subject of Professor
Evans' talk this evening. The fine background of the Yorkshire moors, against which their books are set; the kindliness of Anno; the fierce passion of Emily; the sturdy com petenee of Charlotte-all combine to produce an unexampled family record of literary achievement.
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