10 30 (Daventry only) ;
JAMES HICKEY (Baritone)
ANNA MARSH (Pianoforte)
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
From ST. MICHAEL'S, Cornhill
CORELLI WINDEATT 'S QUINTET
SYDNEY NORTHCOTE (Tenor)
Directed by C. N. WATSON from the Piccadilly
PEOPLE who want an indoor hobby often think of leatherwork as being too expensive a luxury, but, as Mrs. Horwood will assure them in her talk this afternoon, it need not be so. She herself is a teacher of much experience, and she will advise her listeners of the minimum requirements in the way of tools, as well as describing the making of a week-end bag.
Diagrams illustrating this talk will be found on page 69.
"Forty Years On' and other songs by REX
Piano Solos by CECIL DIXON
The Story of ' How Jumbo won the Championship ' (Kenneth Richmond ) will be told by the author
GEORGE NICOL will give some 'More Hints on Training for the School Sports'
LISZT'S PIANOFORTE WORKS
Played by BEATRICE SNELL
Waldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs)
Gnomenreigen (Gnome's Round Dance)
Fifth Paganini Study in E
THE Faust legend is one of the monuments of the old German culture, and, unlike most folk-legends, it found in the end the artist to give it permanent form. In this talk Professor Patchett, who holds the chair of German in the University of Wessex at Southampton, will discuss the history of the legend and its final enshrinement in Goethe's great work.
ANGELA BADDELEY in a Sketch
TEDDY BROWN (Xylophone)
NORMAN COCKS (Comedian)
SANDY ROWAN (Scots Comedian)
HOPE CHARTERIS and EVE Dixon
WISH WYNNE (Comedienne)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
TN Francisco Goya y Lucientes, the centenary of whose death is being celebrated this year, Spain possessed one of the few great painters that the eighteenth century produced. Born in 1746, he lived through the days of Spain's decline and the Napoleonic invasions, and his pictures form a vivid record both of the personalities and of the manners of the day. Mr. Isherwood Kay , who will talk on his work tonight, is a lecturer at the National Gallery and the author of the Burlington monograph on Spanish Art.
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND, conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
SOPHIE ROWLANDS (Soprano) ; GLYN EASTMAN
SIMON BOCCANEGRA is one of the few instances of an Opera's proving a failure. and being remodelled and rescored, and provided with a new libretto-rather like the knife that was ' the same knife, only for a new handle and a new blade.'
Boito, Verdi's friend (himself a composer of Opera), was the new librettist who laboured at refitting the work nearly a quarter of a century after its first production in 1857. In this air the unhappy father, whose daughter has been cruelly taken from him, begs her, in Heaven, to pray for him.
VAARLAM, in the Opera Boris Godounov , is a wandering, dissolute monk. In this song he tells of the glorious days ' Long ago at Kasan where I was fighting,' when Tsar Ivan harried the Tartars in that city, drove mines beneath it, and blew up forty thousand of the hated enemy —so Vaarlam says.
TF Tchaikovsky had not written a Sixth Symphony—the Pathetic—his Fifth would have been acknowledged as the most complete example of unrestricted musical romancing that was ever put together by the hand of a thorough musician. The First Movement contributes much of the evidence for this verdict. It has a slow and gloomy Introduction, and then the main business is set going with a jerky swinging tune in a pronounced rhythm. The movement contains some pages of glowing eloquence.
TULES MASSENET was one of those fortunate people who find their life-work quickly, and are able to apply their gifts to the very best advantage. His early successes at the Paris Conservatoire were repeated as soon as he began to write Operas. At the age of thirty-four he received the decoration of the Legion of Honour, and two years later he became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts-the youngest member ever elected. He always knew how to hit the Parisian taste. Not many of his works have survived in England, but the Opera Manon was long a favourite at Co vent Garden.
Massenet wrote incidental music' for a play by Leconte do Lisle, Les Erinnyes (The Furies), dealing with the tragedy of Orestes, who murdered his mother Klytemnestra to avenge her murder of his father. The Furies, as the instruments of vengeance, torment Orestes. !
We are to hear three pieces of Ballot
Music from The Furies—a Grecian Dance, The Trojan Maiden's Lament for her Country, and a Bacchanal.