In London alone nearly 6,000 men and women take part in volunteer Children's Care service, and the London County Council provide a staff of about a hundred organizers to help them in their work. Miss Morton is at the head of these, being Principal Organizer of Children's Care Work; she spends half her time in the Education Officer's Department and half in the Public Health Department, since both these are concerned with Children's Care. In this afternoon's talk she will describe a typical day's work.
THE industrial revolution and the rise of the -L factory system are the main subjects of Mr. Cole's talk this evening. He examines the coming of steam, the relationship between machinery and the workman, and factory legislation. He further describes Robert Owen as a leader of working-class revolt against the new system, and the rise of Trade Unionism and Co-operation.
From the Free Trade Hall
8.B. from Manchester
THE HALLÉ ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Sir HAMILTON HARTY
BACH intended his third son to be a lawyer but grounded him so thoroughly in music, as he did all his boys, that when the lad began his university career he was already an accomplished pianist and a sound musician. There was never much doubt what his future career was to be. Although not so gifted as his disreputable big brother, Friedemann, he quickly won a foremost place for himself in his own day ; he was unsuccessful in an application for his father's post, when the old man died, but held other scarcely less distinguished positions; he remains to this day one of the leading representatives of the generation which succeeded the giants of the age before his own. Elegance and neatness of form were the qualities most admired in his day, so that it is idle to complain that the chief charm of his music lies therein rather than in any big impressiveness like his father's. That very neatness had a large say in the development of music. Modern forms of symphony, sonata, and concerto, as Haydn handed them down to us, owe a good deal to Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach , as any may hear who listen to the Sinfonia (a symphony in miniature).
S.B. from Leeds
Reading some of his own Poems
Mary and the Bramble
The Stream's Song
T0 be a professor of poetry and a recognized authority on poetic technique, and at the same time to be a poet, is not a very common feat. Professor Lascelles Abercrombie has accomplished it, for he has held the Chair of English Literature at Leeds for the last six years and written such classic critical works as ' The Theory of Poetry,' ' The Idea of Great Poetry,' and ' Romanticism,' whilst his own poetry has a quality that listeners will be able to appreciate for themselves tonight.
TN the spacious and dignified age before the virtuoso made his appearance on the stage of musical life, when the task of the artist was to delight rather than to astonish his audience, Corelli held sway as the ruling master of his instrument. Alike as player and as teacher, he exercised an influence on the whole art of violin playing which it would be difficult to over-estimate. He not only founded a school, in the very widest sense of the word, in which grace and delicacy of execution and beauty of tone were the aims: he may be said with truth to have established the tradition on which the vioin playing, even of today, has its foundation. He was, moreover, a prolific composer, writing melodiously and deftly for his own instrument, and leaving behind him, also, a great volume of very fresh and attractive music, mainly designed for performance by small teams.
The brilliant variations which he wrote for the tune of this name have been regarded ever since as among the minor classics of the instrument. The tune is an old Portuguese dance, and many other composers have made use of it, even Bach- introducing it into his Peasant Cantata.
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