VIOLET PASEY TRIO
ARTHUR BROUGH (Baritone)
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
DOROTHY MACBLAIN and OLIVE ROMANYI (Duets)
MARBLE ARCH PAVILION ORCHESTRA from the Marble Arch Pavilion
THE war left half tho combatant countries economically prostrate, and consequently in grave danger of social disruption. In the interests of the world at large, the League of Nations intervened in several instances, and organized schemes of economic reconstruction, of which the most important were the Austrian Scheme of 1922 and the Greek Refugee Settlement Loan of 1923. Professor Noel Baker will describe the working of these and other scheme s in his talk this afternoon.
TODAY'S ' old favourite ' is a novel that will remain a favourite until all our tastes and habits of thought have entirely changed. ' Vanity Fair,' Thackeray's greatest and most popular book, is one of the best novels in the language, and it has given us a gallery of characters, headed by the supremely brilliant Becky Sharp , who will become familiar to many generations of readers yet unborn. If there should be any listeners who have not yet read it; they will repair their deficiency when they have heard Miss Ami Spice this afternoon.
' Bells are Music's Laughter '
' Land of Hope and Glory ' and other solos on Handbells (with Harp Accompaniments), played by ANNIE CUBITT
The Story of ' Chatter Bell' (Mabel Marlowe ) ' The Bell of Atri,' from ' Folk Tales of Many
' The Bells in the Valley ' and other Verse
ONCE the romantic abode of wreckers and smugglers, the Scilly Isles are now chiefly devoted to the peaceful pursuit of growing, for the markets, flowers which in this semi-tropical climate anticipate the seasons as they are known to us. Mr. King, who has lived practically all his life in the Scillies, and is an authority on all the ways of its inhabitants, both human and wild, will describe the flower industry, which is now going through the busiest period of its year.
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ELIZABETHAN KEYBOARD MUSIC
Played by ANGUS MORRISON (Pianoforte)
A S Orestes was the Hamlet and Clytemnestra the Lady Macbeth of Greek tragedy, so is
CEdipus its King Lear. In this evening's talk Professor Campbell will discuss Sophocles and his work, and the whole question of Greek ' pessimism ' and its relation to the pagan conception of life.
ROGER CLAYSON (Tenor)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE writer of these songs, whose String Quartet was broadcast some time ago, and who has also composed a Light Opera, is a Welsh woman composer of today who has been attracted by the lyrical beauty, the colour and spontaneity of the verses from Heine's Song Book.
The thought in each of the songs may thus be summed up :-
Sorrows of Youth, No. 4. When I am with my love, I feel as rich as a merchant who could buy the world. But when I have to part from her, I am a beggar.
No. 14. At first it seemed as if I could not bear it. And I have borne it..... But do not ask me how.
No. 17. When youthful hearts break, the stars look down from heaven and laugh. And they say : ' This mortal love kills people. Only death ends it. But we are not mortal. That is why we last for ever.'
Lyric Intermezzo, No. 32. The blue violets of your eyes, the red roses of your cheeks, the white lilies of your little hends, all bloom like a garden of fresh flowers. But your heart is as dry and withered as a desert.
No. 45. Whenever I hear the song which once my love sang to me, I go out into the wild places and there, alone, give vent to my woe.
D USSLAN AND LUDMILLA (1842) is founded on a fairy tale by the Russian pbet Pushkin, but the author was killed in a duel before he could revise it for Glinka's use, and various other people had a hand in the libretto. After two performances, at which the work was a failure, it became a great success.
The First Main Tune is given out, after a few bars of Introduction, by the Full Orchestra, with great energy. This is worked up a little, one part ' imitating ' another, and then the broad, swinging Second Main Tune (based on one of Russian's songs) comes on the Bassoons and lower Strings.
These tunes are developed in a contrapuntal fashion that shows the effect of the teaching of Glinka's master, Dchn, who was a great Bach student... „ ...".....
It is just before the Coda that we hear the ' whole-tone scale,' blared out by the heaviest, bass instruments. After it, the Overture quickly rattles on to a rollicking conclusion.
by W. B. YEATS
The Scene is laid in the Barony of Kilmacowen, in the County of Sligo, and at a remote time.
The home of the Bruins is a cottage in a forest. The room in which we now find them has a hearth on the floor in the middle of a deep alcove. A crucifix is on the wall. Maurteen, Shawn, and Bridget sit in the alcove at the table or about the fire, and near them sits an old priest, Father Hart. Mary Bruin stands by the open door reading a book. A late sunset glimmers through the trees beyond, and carries the eye afar off into a vague, mysterious world.