This talk should prove of special interest to housewives of extremely restricted means. We have had family budgets basad on incomes varying from £500 a year to £150, but there are, of course, a large number of households whose incomes do not reach sometimes as much as 30s. a week. This is particularly true in many rural areas. A good deal is being done through the Women's Institutes, the British Legion and similar organizations to assist such housewives by planning cheap and nourishing meals at a minimum cost, and the B.B.C. is taking a hand in this work by broadcasting several talks giving recipes which can be prepared at an extremely low cost.
ANTHONY PINI (Violoncello)
GERTRUDE RUBENSTEIN (Pianoforte)
MOSCHETTO and his ORCHESTRA
From the May Fair Hotel
' The Why and Wherefore of Farming (Course III) -VII, Trying to Increase Receipts,' by Dr. B. A. KEEN
' Macbeth '
THELMA Tuson (Soprano)
RITA SHARPE OCTET
‘Pete’s Lament,' and other
Nigger Songs, by FREDERICK CHESTER
Banjo and Mandolin Solos played by MARIO DE PIETRO
Another Brer Rabbit Adventure, told by ETHEL MALDEN
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BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by EDWARD ISAACS
Sonata in C, Op. 2, No. 3
Third Movement—Allegro (Scherzo); Fourth
Sonata in D, Op. 28 (Pastoral Sonata)
by Mr. R.H. Gretton
In almost every way the House of Commons has entirely changed from the august senate which, in the early nineteenth century, debated at its leisure and at its pleasure - the affairs of the nation. The change is important as being an essential part of the making of modern England; and it is because its phases can be made plainer by associating them with great statesmen that Mr. Gretton is centring each of his talks in this series round a prominent Victorian statesman, Peel being the first.
GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)
The Wireless Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY)
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
SUZANNA'S secret proves, at the end of the Opera, after everyone has been kept in suspense, to be a very innocent one. Her husband discovers traces of smoke in her boudoir, and has his jealous suspicions immediately aroused. In an age when smoking by ladies was quite unusual, it never occurred to him that it was she herself who had smoked the offending cigarette.
Wolf-Ferrari is a brilliant member of the modern Italian school who has shown himself to be at home both in serious and in lighter music, as these two pieces, on contrasted subjects, make very clear.
HUGO WOLF, thought by many people whose opinion is worth while to be the greatest song-writer since Schubert, died at an early age in a mental institution. All his life he was a queer, restless mortal, working sometimes for quite long stretches at fever heat and then relapsing into idleness for months, or even for years.
This piece, composed originally as a String Quartet, one of his few instrumental works, is a bright sunny piece, descriptive of the warmth and happiness of Italy. He was always strongly attracted by Italy and set a number of Italian poems to music. A LARGE share of Sibelius' music is concerned with the folklore of his native Finland, and in more than one piece he deals with one part or another of the great epic of his own land - the Kalevala. Tuonela is the Hades of the old Finnish mythology and all round it there runs a deep and swift-flowing river of dread black water. On it the Swan keeps majestic guard, and sings.
To prove himself worthy of his bride, Lemmiukainen, one of the old Finnish heroes, was set the task, among other tests of skill and daring, of shooting the Swan, and Sibelius' music sets forth the tale with all the vivid power which he has at command. An English horn solo at the beginning of the work is the Swan itself, and the big sonorous climax to which the music works up is the culmination of the tale, after which it sinks again to quietude.
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CLAPHAM and DWYER (in another Spot of Bother)
TEDDY BROWN (Xylophonist)
YVETTE DARNAC (in further French Songs)
CYRIL SHIELDS (Humour and Magic)
VARIETY ITEM from the PALLADIUM
JACK PAYNE and the B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Jack Hylton 's Ambassador Club Band, directed by Ray Starita , from the Ambassador Club