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: A CONCERT

TESSA RICHARDSON (Contralto)
CLIFFORD MILLER (Tenor)
OSCAR Lampe (Violin)

: Louis LEVY'S ORCHESTRA

From the Shepherd's Bush
Pavilion

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR:

Where There's a Will There's a Way—according to the story of ' The King's Two
Sons' (Stephen Southwold)
' M'Wang of Kootoo ' (R. de Rohan) was apparently of the same opinion
THE GERSHOM PARKIXGTON
QUINTET
Will prove the old proverb true in their way

: Mr. Filson Young: A Week-end in Antwerp

A RECENT series of talks broadcast on Tuesday evenings by Mr. Valentino gave London listeners some useful advice on how to utilize the country around London for short holiday trips. But nowadays transport facilities have made us expect a lot, and nothing less than a change of country and language seems to some people a really ado. quate result for a week-end. This evening, therefore, Mr. Filson Young will explain how easy of access Antwerp is, and describe the attractions of the historic Flemish town.

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

BRARMS PIANOFORTE Music (Second Series)
Played by HowARD-JoNES
Ballad (Op. 10, No. 2)
Scherzo from Sonata in F Sharp Minor (Op. 2)
T)RAHMS' Op. 10 consists of four Ballads, which, with the two much later Rhapsodies, comprise the composer's bigger pianoforte pieces, apart from the Sonatas and Variations.
Bards, in days of old, used to go about from one castle to another, singing ballads of romantic adventures. The term ' Ballad ' came to be used by composers for instrumental pieces that, though they have not usually any definite ' plot' behind them, yet by their contrasts of mood and general shape, suggest something romantic and story - like. The second Ballad, in variety, unity, musicianly resource and lovely melody, is not easily surpassed.
It has been noted that the three notes with which the piece opens, F (Sharp), A, F (Sharp), are the initials of a motto which Brahms chose' Frei, aber froh ' (Free, but happy)-his close friend Joachim taking another three-word motto, ' Free, but lonely.'
In the Scherzo of the early Sonata, the opening notes (a transformed version of the theme of the preceding Slow Movement) hint at the tune of an old song which had attracted Brahms.

: Mr. D. A. Ross : ' Banks and Business '

IN the second of his short series of talks Mr.
Ross will elucidate an important aspect of the economic world of today—the relations between finance and industry, whereby the great banks exert a powerful influence over ' big business,' and have it in their power to control the expansion or contraction of manufacture and trade.

: A MILITARY BAND CONCERT

The WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
APRIL PENDARVIS (Contralto)
THE list of the children's songs out of which this, one of the most popular pieces in the radio repertory, is made has often been given in these columns, but it may be useful to repeat it, so that those who care to cheek their recollection of the tunes and their titles may do so :— Boys and Girls, come out to play, Upon Paul's steeple stands a tree, Dame, get up, and bake your pies, I saw three ships come sailing by, Sing a song of sixpence, There was a lady loved a swine, Over the hills and far away, The frog and the crown, A frog he would a-wooing go, Baa, baa, black sheep, Here we go round the mulberry bush, and Oranges and Lemons. 8.45 A RECITAL by ALFRED BARKER (Violin) and EDGAR BAINTON (Pianoforte}

: Mr. S. TOWNDROW: What to look for in getting a House

WHEN one is looking for a house, one's choice is guided in the first instance by external and aesthetic considerations. One wants it, if possible, to look nice, to have pleasant surroundings and good views, and at least to have enough rooms and windows and not too many stairs. But when (if ever) one is satisfied with these things, there remains the important question of whether the house is really sound and well made, and here Mr. Towndrow-who will be remembered for his afternoon talks on architecture earlier in the year—will give some useful expert advice.

: WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN.

Local Announcements ; (Daventry only) Shipping Forecast

: VARIETY

NADINE MARCH in a sketch, ' Ringing up Dido ' by Marguerite Stein
(Authoress of ' The'Gilt Cage ')
Tom CLARE (at the Piano)
VIVIENE CHATTERTON and TorLTSS GREEN
Light Songs and Musical Comedy Duets
THE GERSHONM PARKINGTON QUINTET








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