TEA is one of the most ordinary and humdrum necessaries of our English households, and we are apt to forget the romance of its production. Mr. Vincent knows the other end of the story, and in his talk this afternoon he will describe how tea is grown in Assam.
VILNA has been a storm centre in Eastern
European politics ever since the war, but its history goes back far further than that. A fourteenth-century Cathedral and a sixteenth-century University bear witness to the age of the historic city which Major Heathcoto will describe tonight.
HAYDN PIANO SONATAS
Played by E. Kendall-Taylor
IN this, his fourth talk, Professor Swinnerton shows, by a particular instance, how the study of fcssils can reveal the history of evolution of a species, showing what features have disappeared and what have been added, and also the modifications in the individual in the course of its life.
HARLEY and BARKER (Harmony)
VLADIMOFF'S ZAALOFF QUARTET
HARRY ROBBINS (Xylophone)
CHARLES HESLOP and CYRIL SMITH
7.45 8.0 OSBERT SITWELL reading his own Poems
MOST people have heard of the Sitwell family, their controversies and their correspondences, but not so many have read any of their works. This evening listeners will have a chance to get acquainted with the poetry of one of them, the author of ' Before the Bombardment,' ' Discursions on Travel, Art and Life' and ' Triple Fugue.'
OAPE HORN, for three centuries the great danger of tho Atlantic-Pacific passage, has been the scene of countless unrecorded epics of the sea. Also it has left its mark in literature, and in this. evening's talk Mr. Wilkinson will mention the most notable stories of rounding the Horn, from the time of Drako to that of the more modern windjammers in which Charles Dana and Masefield's ' Dauber ' sailed.
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A VIOLIN RECITAL.
EVERYONE knows the Prize Song from
The Mastersingers-the fine inspiration with which the young knight Walter won in competition the hand of the maiden he loved.
On the night before the contest ho had a vision of a sunlit garden and of Eva hersalf. Out of that vision the song grew. We may well regard it as almost an ideal one-strong, clear in outline, sweeping broadly and surely on to its climax.
A Musical Play in Three Acts
Book and Lyrics by ADRIAN Ross
Music by DUDLEY GLASS
The cast will include :
Relayed from the Duke of York's Theatre, London mHIS charming musical play, founded on W. J. Locke 's novel, is the work of Adrian Ross and Dudley Glass, the Australian eompoper.
The theme of the play is the clash of temperaments between Bohemia and what has come to be known as ' the County.'
Listeners will hear, amongst other numbers, the quintet, 'Bohême' (Joanna, Paragot, Asticot and Artists) ; 'Tomorrow' (Blanquette); Portrait Song: 'The Golden Door' (Joanna); ' County ' (Paragot and Chorus) ; and Waltz Duet: ' Whispering Wind ' (Joanna and Paragot).
KATE WINTER (Soprano) ; HERBERT HEYNER
(Baritone); ANNE GODFREY (Solo Violin)
Valentino Valgovind 's Boat Song The Daffodils
An Autumn Song (Posthumous first performance) Come to the Fair
An Interlude Three More Songs of the Fair'
An old-time Tune
KATE WINTER and Herbert HEYNER Duet, ' Who goes a-walking '
Midsummer Evo A Far-off Tide
St. Nicholas Day in the HERBERT HEYNER
Wayfarers' night song The Holy Child
Harvest Moon ) From
Hedgin' and Ditehin''Songs of the Hedgerow '
EASTHOPE MARTIN was born in Ireland in 1883. Ho received his musical education at Trinity College of Music, and was at one timo Organist at the Æolian Hall in London. Later, ho went to the United States as a Concert Organist. Then ho became consumptive and went to live in the South of France, and tliero died.
Ho specialized in the playing of the Pianola,
-his performance on it, at the Queen's Hall, of a piano Concerto, with Nikisch conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, constituted, probably, the first appearance of this instrument in such a capacity, and at tho time aroused great interest.
He is best remembered now as a song-writer. -
His moro serious art-songs are not so much sung as are his lighter ballads, in which he had a charming facility and a sure touch.