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: Miss Helen Greig Souter: In the Souks of Tunis

The bazaars of the East are famous haunts of the picturesque and, although Tunis is not so very far East, its 'souks' (as the markets are called there) have kept their original character far better than the tourist-ridden bazaars of, for instance, Constantinople or Cairo. Miss Souter will describe a morning's shopping amongst scenes that might have come straight out of the Arabian Nights.

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Speaker: Miss Helen Greig Souter

: THE CHILDREN’S HOUR

: 'There's
Nae Luck About the House.' The Chelsea Singers have divers misfor. tunes to disclose. ' Foozle's Bad Luck with Micklomerry's Soap ' (Gunby Hadalh). The Story of ' The Unfortunate Incident of Uncle Pedger’s Picture,' from ' Three Men in a Bout ' (Jerome K. Jerome)

: Mr. CECIL J. ALLEN, '1927- A Remarkable British Hailway Year'

T OCOMOTIVE engine construction in Great Britain is conditioned by certain limitations of size imposed by the height of bridges, tunnels and so forth on our old railway lines. But British engineers have responded to the challenge by using all their ingenuity to get the utmost power v.ith the limited dimensions allowed them, and in this held their results aro unrivalled. Tho longest non-stop runs in the world, for instance, are made in this country. Mr. Cecil J. Allen , who is a well-known writer on railway matters, and a regular contributor for many years to The Railway Magazine, will describe tho year's developments in the railway world, and in particular the competition in locomotive design amongst the four great lines.

: HANDEL'S SUITES

Played by GERDA NETTE
GERDA NETTE is
'J one of the outstanding young artists of Germany. When only fifteen she was chosen as the best pupil in the Leipzig Conservatoire Master
Class to play a concerto at a special concert in celebration of the Jubilee of the Institution. Three years later she played the solo portion of Hindemith's Concerto when Scherchen gave the first performance of this work in Leipzig. A year later she achieved great success at the 'Gewandhaus' concert with Furtwangler, and from that time onwards, her reputation has extended throughout the Continent. In Continental training Handel and Bach form the bread and butter of the pianist's upbringing, and Miss Nette, who is still only in her twenty-first year, is an admirable exponent of Handel's music.

: CHAMBER MUSIC

The BROSA STRING Quartet
MOZART was for long a Court musician. Until he gained popularity with some of his Operas, and even afterwards, he was very much at the mercy of the nobility. He was sometimes treated very badly, even contemptuously, by those in high places.
When, however, he visited
King Frederick William the Second in Berlin in 1789, he received a generous offer from the King, who asked him to take charge of his music at a salary of 3,000 thalers (something like £600). But Mozart refused to desert the ‘ good Emperor ' whom ho was serving in Vienna. Still, the King commissioned him to write him seme String Quartets, and Mozart set to work on these as soon as he got back to Vienna. He received one hundred pieces of gold (Friedrichs d'or) and a gold snuffbox when he sent the first. In the complete standard edition of Mozart's works it is his twenty-first String Quartet, and is numbered K.575.
It is full of delicious charm, and some people consider it typically Viennese in its polish and grace.
The FIRST MOVEMENT is pleasant, light, and delicately expressive.
Tho SECOND MOVEMENT is perhaps a little more staid, but it is very easy-going.
The THIRD is a courtly Minuet.
The FOURTH is the gayest, most sparkling of Finales.
8.15 ELIZABETH SIDDONS
BUDGET reading Shakespeare's Macbeth,' Act II, Scene 2, and Act V, Scene 1
TWO of the most famous scenes in Macbeth arc that in which Lady Macbeth upbraids the Thane for his weakness after the murder of Duncan, and that other, at the close of the play, in which her last appearance shows even her strong will broken down by the strain of secret guilt. These arc the two scenes that Mrs. Budgen (a grand-daughter of Mrs. Siddons, the greatest name in the whole roll of British actresses) will read tonight.
GERTRUDE JOHNSON and the Quartet
Scena for Voice and String Quartet,
' Rima's Call to the Birds ' Cyril Scott
BOTH the father and grandfather of Eugene Goossens were well-known
Conductors. Goossens the third early distinguished himself not only as Conductor, but also as Composer. He has written some striking pieces of chamber music.
This Quartet is dated ' November-
December, 1915 ' (when the Composer was twenty-two).
Each movement is dedicated,' with duo regard for appropriateness,' to a member of the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, in which Goossens formerly played Second Violin. The FIRST MOVEMENT, dedicated to ‘ A. B.' (Arthur Beckwith ) is marked Allegro con grazia (Quick and graceful). The
'SECOND MOVEMENT (' R. J.’—
Raymond Jeremy ) is expressive, slow and sustained. The FINALE (' C. S.'-Cedric Sharpe ) is marked Allegro giocoso quasi burlesca (Quick, gay, and in a burlesque style).

: VARIETY

G. H. BARRIT (Solos on the Singing Saw)
WILLTAM MCCULLOCH (Scotch Entertainer)
LULU and NORA (Songs with steel Guitar)








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