11.011.30 (London only)
Experimental Television Transmission
by the Baird Process
ALEXANDER NIFOSI (Violoneello) RENEE SWEETLAND (Pianoforte)
Played by M. P. Conway , F.R.C.O.
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Relayed from St. Mary-Ie-Bow
Miss C. A. SIMPSON , 'Rural Survey-YI.
Rivers, Streams, and Marshes'
3.0 ' Peoples of the World and their Homes'
-XI, Major W. T. BLAKE : 'The Arabs of the Sahara '
3.25 Hints on Athletics and Games-XI.
'Athletics': Mr. D. G. A. LOWE , 'Team
MOSCHETTO and his ORCHESTRA
From The MAY FAIR HOTEL
Tho Story of ' Bunny Sump '—one of the Gnome
Family (Mabel Marlowe )
Songs by JEAN ALLISTONE
The Second Meeting Pool,' from ' The Meeting
Pool ' (Mervyn Skipper)
; WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL News Bulletin
Bishop TAYLOR-SMITH'S talk, which is being given under the auspices of the Boys Brigade, the Boys Life Brigade, and the Church Lads Brigade, will deal with the aims and objects of tho Brigade movement.
BEETHOVEN PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by EDWARD ISAACS
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (concluded)
First Movement (Allegro con brio), Sonata in C, Op. 53 (Tho ' Waldstein ' Sonata)
THE Count Ferdinand Ernst Gabriel Waldstein was one of Beethoven's earliest friends, knowing him from his youthful years in Bonn, before ho moved to Vienna. The Count was himself no mean musician, pianist, and composer, and Beethoven made a set of Variations for four hands at the pianoforte, on an air composed by the Count.
The great Sonata dedicated to him was composed, so far as we know, in 1804, when Beethoven was living in his country quarters at Dobling. After one of his outbreaks of violent temper, ho had left von Breuning in dudgeon, and, stopping first at Baden, had gone back to his old resort at Dobling. The Sonata originally included a much longer slow movement than this present one, but Beethoven afterwards took that out and had it published as a separate piece ; it is known now as the ' Andante Favori.' As it stands, the Sonata begins with a big Allegro movement. Then an introductory Adagio leads to a Rondo at moderate speed, and a Prestissimo closes it with a sense of real excitement and hurry.
IN the matter of appreciation it is with poetry. as with the other arts: one's enjoyment is multiplied considerably by an intelligent understanding of the ' craft' of the art. Thus, as Mr. Ridley will show to-night, it is a real enhancement of the reader's pleasure to know why, in such and such a case, such and such a form was used in preference to any other. For the form that a poem takes in the poet's mind is far from accidental ; sonnet or ode or lyric or epic—all are dictated by the peculiar demands of the subject that has inspired the poet. He mav not even consciously have chosen his medium; it will probably have dictated itself; but there will bo no mistaking its rightness—or wrongness—when the poem is made.
(Sixth Season, 1929-30)
Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell & Co., Ltd.)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY Orchestra
(Principal Violin, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Conducted by Franz von Hoesslin
(For Notes on this Concert see page 660.)
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Forecast and Fat Stock Prices
THE PICCADILLY PLAYERS, directed by AL STARITA, and THE PICCADILLY GRILL BAND, directed by JERRY HOEY , from THE PICCADILLY