TO the history classes of schools,
Miss Rhoda Power 's talks have become well known as occasions for bringing the record of facts to life and visualizing the human side of things dealt with in abstract generalities in the ordinary books. This term she will continue the series on the same lines as before. dealing now with the boys and girls of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, up to the time of the first steam trains.
told by Miss RHODA POWER:
'Tales from the North—I, Why the Sea is Salt. The Story of King Frodi's Wonderful Queen Stories'
HITHERTO, the Great Stories told in this series have been drawn from classical Greek mythology and from the Arthurian legend, the oldest myth of our own land. This season Miss Rhoda Power will tell stories from a less-known body of legend—that of the Norse lands, which had a Pantheon and a lore of their own, the characters of which correspond fairly closely to the gods of ancient Greece, but the spirit of which is totally different, and strangely unfamiliar to most of us.
'Old Wisoy's Key,' another Gnome Story by Mabel Marlowe. 'Turkish March' (Mozart) and other Piano Solos by CECIL DIXON. ' Living in Wales,' a very Whimsical Story, by Richard Hughes. ' Songs of the Elfin Pedlar ' (Stanford), sung by REX PALMER
ACT 1. Scene 1
Relayed from the Royal Opera House
Conductor, BRUNO WALTER
IN The Rhine-Gold, the first of the four
Music Dramas making up the Ring cycle, we aro told how the ring was made from stolen gold, and how Wotan, King of the Gods, stole the ring. The evil consequences of those thefts are shown in the whole tetralogy. Of The Rhine-Gold we are to hear the first Scene.
The action takes place at the bottom of the river Rhine.
When the curtain rises Rhine maidens are seen swimming about, sporting together and singing. These are the guardians of the treasure of gold. To them comes the dwarf Alberich. He sees the gold glowing in the depths of the river, and the maidens tell him that whoever can make a ring from the gold will be able to conquer the world. Only a man who forswears love can succeed. Alberich determines to pay the price, curses love, and, snatching the gold, bears it away.
ALEXANDER SMYRNOFF (Baritone) ;
PAUL HERMANN (Violoncello)
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
ALEXANDER GRETCHANINOV (Pianoforte)
La Fleur Mon Pays
Triste est Ie steppe
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