MODERN FRENCH PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by Mrs. NORMAN O'NEILL
A S regards the laying out of musical ideas for the Pianoforte, Ravel is with justice reckoned one of the most imaginative and resourceful composers since Chopin.
The first of these two pieces is from the set entitled Mirrors (1905). Those who are familiar with one or other of Debussy's pieces in which bells figure (notably Cloches a travcrs les feuilles) will find it interesting to compare Ravel's treatment here of the sonorities of the little tinkling bells and the big booming ones.
Fountains, written in 1901. when Ravel was twenty-six, was the first piece in which he showed his brilliant powers in Pianoforte writing
It has for preface a few words calling up the sight of one of those sculptured, happy water-gods wo have seen smiling beneficently in the midst of an ornamental fountain.
La Valiée des Cloches (The Valley of Dells) - Ravel
Jeux d'Eau (Fountains) - Ravel
THE long battle for the Football Association
Cup has now reached its final stage ; the mighty have fallen round by round, until out of all the clubs whose hopes ran high three months ago only two survive, and the stage is set for the final act at Wembley a fortnight from today. In this evening's talk Mr. Allison (who is again to describe .the Cup Final for some millions of listeners) will review the history of the previous rounds and forecast the chances of the two final contenders.
TTIMSELF a brilliant essayist and literary critic, Mr. J. B. Priestley is equally well known as the editor of the English essayists, of Tom Moore 's diary, and of the Bodley Head Book of Verse. His own books include a notable volume on that eccentric genius, Peacock, in the English Men of Letters series, and two ofithe most remarkable books published last year—' Adam in Moonshine ' and ' Open House.'
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CyRiL SmELDs (Conjurer)
LESLIE PAGET (Entertainer)
TEDDY BROWN (Xylophone)
CORDELIA MEREDITH-COOPER (Light Songs)
MONA GREY (Imitations)
TEA FOR ONE AND Two FOR TEA
By FRANK WILCOCK
The B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
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