TOM J. PHILLIPS (Baritone)
ANNA MARSH (Pianoforte)
by EDGAR T. Cook
From Southwark Cathedral
MARION ST CLAIR GREEN
CONSTANCE and MARGARET IZARD
(Violin and Violoncello)
' Poupee Valsante ' (Dancing Doll) (Poldini), and other Piano Solos by CECIL Dixon
* How they took the Pearls at
Margarita' (from ' Westward Ho ! ') (
Charles Kingsley )
'Stonecracker John ' and other Songs, sung by REX PALMER
'Grumble-Groan helps Winkie Wee,' a Whimsical
Story, by Christine Chaundler
THIS is the 6rst of the new series of talks compiled from recipes and hints sent in by listeners themselves. One of these talks will be broadcast every month, and listeners are invited to send in contributions. Full details of this will be found on page 542 of this issue.
VIOLIN Music by KREISLER
Played by WILLIAM PRIMROSE (Violin)
FRITZ KREISLER (bom 1875) is best known to musicians as a fine interpreter of great music. This son of a leading Viennese doctor began studying under Hellmosberger and Auer at the Conservatorium at seven (he was about half the age of any other pupil there). Later, in Paris, ho worked at theory under Delibes, and at twelve carried off one of the Conservatoire's biggest prizes, against competitors of twenty.
Strangely, after a while he left music, studying medicine and art; then he did some army service.
When he came out again as a violinist, he soon began to make the reputation that for nearly thirty years has steadily grown. For some years he lived in America. He put in good service during the war, in which he was early wounded.
His connection with this country has been close and cordial. He holds the gold medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society (1904).
His name is constantly in our programmes, both as a composer (a work which shows a very characteristic and individual quality is his String Quartet in A Minor), and, even more notably, as an arranger of other people's pieces.
THIS evening M. Stephan begins his new series of readings from ' Denis' and ' 'Le
Gueux,' taken from the ' Contes pour la Jeunesse' of that great French writer, Guy de Maupassant.
GEORGE GRAVES (Compere)
GRACIE FIELDS (Comedienne)
WISH WYNNE (in Character Studies)
BOBBY BLYTHE and DOROTHY MONKMAN
'THE HOLE IN THE ROAD'
A Sketch by ' 'SEAMARK'
FLORENCE OLDHAM (Light Songs at the Piano)
KATHLEEN HAMILTON (My Impressions of People I have never seen and People I have never heard) VICTOR STERLING
JACK PAYNE and THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
MR. COMPTON MACKENZIE , the novelist, for some time lived and wrote on that beautiful island Capri, in the Bay of Naples. Since then he has bought Jethou, in the Channel Islands, for his own, so it is easy to understand why he should talk about islands this evening.
In addition to islands,
Mr. Mac. kenzie is to talk on an even more fascinating subject. Even amongst cats, the Siamese cat is in a class by himself. With his particular beo uty of fawn fur, with neck, paws, and tail tip of chocolate, and his china blue eyes, he combines the wildest independence with the greatest devotion to single favoured individuals.
A Play by AMELIE Rives (Princess Troubetskoy)
The Persons :
Colum Dara , a fisherman
Michael Dara , his younger brother Ganore, a sea-woman
Widow Dara. mother of Michael and Colum Sara Darcy , a young vixenish woman A Priest
Neighbours; Voices of the sea-women, Ganore's
The Scenes :
I. A cave opening in a great arch on the sea, with rocks at its mouth, and the sea gushing among them. The tide is at the flow and the moon shining.
II. The kitchen in Kathleen Dara 's cottage.
III. The same, but twenty years later.
Faith in the old gods dies hard; and per. baps it is this that keeps them still immortal.
To this day the Irish fisherfolk of the West believe that, if due rites be observed on the sea's edge, a sea-woman, a daughter of the gods, will cast ashore her crimson cloak. And if a man take it up, her love goes with it; and she will follow after him to be his mate and comrade, come what may of it.