LIKE the ballad, the old heroic lay, once sung
J by minstrels to the accompaniment of their harps, has had a literary revival within the last century or so. In this talk Mr. Stobart and Miss Somerville will discuss the old lays-the most famous of which is the great Chanson de Roland-and their modern imitations by Scott, Byron, Longfellow and Macaulay.
CITIZENS of a modem State expect that society shall bo so organized that they are spared as much as possible of the struggle for physical existence. Our lives and property must be reasonably secure, and we must have facilities for the prevention and cure of disease. In this talk Captain Ellis will explain how good government can perform these functions, and how on these foundations it can help us to build up a free and interesting life.
THE muscles of the human body act, each of them, like an electrical storage battery, or accumulator, which can bo discharged at a high rate during heavy work, but must then bo charged again. In this talk Professor Hill will describe what happens to a muscle when it is ' run down,' or ' fatigued,' and how its energy requirements and turnover can be tested and measured ; together with the light that these researches throw upon achievements in sport.
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BARRINGTON HOOPER (Tenor)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
DELIBES, who had such success with his charming Ballets, was anxious to produce something more ambitious, on a grander scale, and wrote several works for the Opéra-Comique,' the last of these being the five-act Opera Kassya, which lie did not live to complete. It was finished by Massenet, and produced in 1891, two years after Delibos' death.
LISZT was a great lover of the music of the gipsies of Hungary, and mado a number of their tunes into Rhapsodies-a term he used, so he said, because he felt that it best expressed the epic element in the gipsies' performances. In his book The Gipsies and their Music in Hungary he gives a stirring account of such performances. Most of his twenty Rhapsodies were composed on his return in 1839 from a tour abroad, on which occasion a sword of honour was presented to him by Hungarian nobles. They were Piano solos, and Liszt later arranged some for Piano duet, and orchestrated a few. 9.0 WEATHER FORECAST; SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
9.15 An Interview with Dr. CHARLES EASTMAN Chief of the Sioux Indiana
9.30 Local Announcements; (Daventry only) Shipping Forecast
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