THE world today contains many different types and stages of human culture coexisting side by side—from the industrial civilization of London and New York to the primitive societies of Central Africa and the tribal communities of the Pacific islands. One of the greatest of modern problems lies in the interact ion of these different civilizations and cultures, particularly in the reactions set up by the incursion of Western ideas into the lives of primitive peoples. In the last of his series of talks Mr. Driberg will discusa this problem, with all its implications of good and evil on both sides.
IN this series of talks Miss Ann Spice has discussed many old favourites, some of them still favourites, some now almost unknown. This afternoon she will close her present series with one of the greatest novels of the last century, and one that has not yet reached, and now probably will never roach, that stage of neglect and oblivion from which so few novels successful in their own time escape.
To make a desert of bricks and mortar bloom like a Garden of Eden—that is the great object of the National Gardens 'Guild; an object not so very hard to achieve, as those will realize who remember the transformation scene in Charlie Chaplin 's film, The Kid. That transformation was effected simply by the use of flowers, and, with window-boxes, as the yearly competitions of the Guild have shown, a drab and dreary house or street may be turned into a delight to the eye. This evening's talk on window-boxes is to be given by Sir William Lawrence , who, as Treasurer of the Royal Horticultural Society, speaks with the highest possible authority on everything relating to flowers.
BACH'S SONATAS FOR VIOLA DA GAMBA AND
Played by HOWARD BLISS (Violoncello) and GORDON BRYAN (Pianoforte)
Sonata No. I in G, Last two Movements
Bach's Chamber Concerto, No. 11, in B Flat,
First Movement, played by CoRDON BRYAN
THE second half of the Sonata in G includes a very short and singularly beautiful Slow
Movement, that shows us the imaginative romanticism of Bach, and a final Fugue, bold, bright and crisp, splendidly built up at considerable length.
The other work of which we are to hear »
Movement is Bach's arrangement for Keyboard of a Violin Concerto written by a young composer.! Duke Johann Ernst of Weimar, in whose bond; Bach, as a young man, had played, and who. became one of his friends. The Duke died before he was nineteen. Partly for his own instruction, and partly for pleasure, Bach transcribed some sixteen such Concertos by various composers, several of them by his great contemporary Vivaldi, the famous violinist-composer. He uses the music very freely, altering and enriching it notably...
We are to hear now the energetic, downright
First Movement of the Concerto that Bach made from Duke Johann's work.
HAVING dealt in turn with the three great tragic dramatists, Professor Campbell now comes to the unique, Gilbertian satirist of ancientGreece—Aristophanes, the author of The Frogs, in which he blends morals and politics, satire and fancy, and scourges the highbrows of his time.
7.45 A SONG RECITAL FRANK TITTERTON (Tenor) Song of the Waggoner - Carlos Lopez, arr. Buchardo
The Peach Flower - Banlock
Impatience - Schubert
Oh! mournful lips - Gabriel Sibelln
Song of the Flea - Mussorgsky
TEDDY BROWN (Xylophone)
JOHNSON BROTHERS and GREENOP
(Syncopated Hannony) .
DORIS PALMER (Entertainer) WOLSELEY CHARLES (at the Piano)
LESLIE PAGET (Entertainer)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
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