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: An Organ Recital

by Dr. Eric H. Thiman, Organist and- Director of the Choir; Park Chapel, Crouch End
Relayed from St. Mary-le-Bow Church

Prelude, Bourroe and Hornpipe ('Water Music') - Handel
A Somerset Fold. Rhapsody - Eric Thiman
Pastorale - Guimant
Chant de Mai - Jonyen
Fugue in G Minor (the short) - Bach


From the Hotel Metropole

: Moschetto and his Orchestra

From the May Fair Hotel

: Miss EVELYN COLYER : 'Winter Tennis'

AT this time of the year those people who play tennis as a summer, pastime are beginning to forget about it for another winter, and those who are really keen about the game are looking forward to the winter season of hard practice and sterner;, less garden-party play. Miss EvelynColyer. who will give some advice on winter tennis in her talk this afternoon, has for some years been one of the foremost British women players of the younger school,, who have conclusively proved that the all-court game depending on speed about the court and severity of volley and smash, has ceased to be an exclusive prerogative of men...


A Whimsical Tale, by A. THATCHER and C. J. HOGARTH , showing how
'A Dragon, when tamed, can be simply a dear I '
(Told in. dialogue fashion)' also
' A Knight's Day Out ' boing the Stirring Story of the Great Sir
Archibald Percy de Parapet
There will also be Selections by Genial Jemima


BRAHMS' PIANOFORTE Music (Second Series)
Played by HOWARD JONES Fantasias, Op. 116, Book 1
Capriccio in D Minor ; Intermezzo in A Minor;
Capriccio in G Minor
1 BOTH the Gapniccios are brief concentrations of purpose and power, rhapsodical and impassioned rather than capricious in a light sense. The Intermezzo comes between these two strong pieces in the sweetest contrast-in quiet meditative mood; perhaps, too, just a little plaintive.

: Historical Reading from 'Thucydides'

The second of the series of Historical Readings is taken from the famous History by Thucydides of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and the Peloponnesian Alliance. Thucydides was himself an Athenian general. Exiled for his failure to save the great city of Amphipolis from the attack of the Spartan Commander Brasidas, he spent the rest of his life: in travelling, and the writing of his history, which has won him a reputation second only to that of Herodotus among ancient historians. The first extract to be read this evening includes the description of the great plague, which did as much to ruin the Athenian cause as all the armies of Sparta. Penned within their long walls joining Athens to the port of Feirseus, the inhabitants of Athens died in thousands from the deadly sickness which is supposed to have been introduced through shipping from the East. The second extract tells of the last battle in the great Harbour of Syracuse, where the Athenian Fleet was destroyed by the Syracusans under the eyes of the expeditionary force it had transported to Sicily. This description has probably never been surpassed for vivid picturization and dramatic tension of writing, which has made the battle almost the best known incident of ancient war.


Roy HENDERSON (Baritone) FANNY DAVIES (Pianoforte)
Relayed from the Queen's Hall
Part I
COUNT ALMAVTVA ia a fickle husband. He pursues several pretty girls, among them the Countess' maid Susanna, who is betrothed to Figaro, the Count's valet. Amidst great complications, we find in Act 3 the Count, deceived by Susanna, swearing vengeance in this recitative and air.

: Mr. Hamilton Fyfe: The Seaside Yesterday and Today

The English seaside has changed, in the last generation, as so many of our other institutions have changed. A generation ago the professional classes went to the seaside for a holiday at the sea; the sea and sand, the wind and spray, the change from town life were what they sought there, and they found them. Nowadays those who seek these attractions go abroad, and throng the resorts of the Norman and Breton coast. Our English seaside is populated, instead, with people who want piers and kursaals, cinemas, concert parties, theatres, concerts - in fact, a constant whirl of urban amusements to which the sea is a background and little more. This, at least, is the impression that Mr. Hamilton Fyfe, the well-known journalist, will record.

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