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: Gramophone Records

Octet in F: Schubert

: A Concert

Dorothy King (Soprano)
John Penne Williams (Baritone)
Alice Sims (Pianoforte)

: Alphonse du Clos and his Orchestra

From the Hotel Cecil
(Until 14.00)

: Sir Walford Davies

Music for Beginners

: Sir Walford Davies

A Miniature Concert

: Louis Levy and his Orchestra

From the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion

: Mr Desmond MacCarthy: Modern Men of Letters: 1: George Meredith

This is the first of Mr MacCarthy's new fortnightly series of special talks on modern literary classics. George Meredith is, by general acknowledgment, one of the greatest of modern English writers. Unfortunately, he is also by general acknowledgment one of the most difficult to read, unless the reader comes to his books with a certain knowledge of what to expect, and a sufficiently stimulated interest to aid him in getting used to a style admittedly involved and even mannered. This knowledge and interest readers who are familiar with Mr MacCarthy's weekly literary notes will be quite confident of achieving.


Speaker: Desmond MacCarthy

: The Children's Hour

The Story of Hansel and Gretel, with selections from the Opera, played by the Olof Sextet; and Songs, sung by Kate Winter and Helen Alston

: Sir William Beach Thomas: The Best of Autumn: I


Speaker: Sir William Beach Thomas

: The Foundations of Music

Violin Music by Kreisler
Played by William Primrose (Violin)

: A Discussion: Should Boys and Girls Have the same Education?

A discussion between Mr R.F. Cholmeley and Miss L.M. Faithfull.


Speaker: R.F. Cholmeley
Speaker: Miss L.M. Faithfull

: A Military Band Concert

The Wireless Military Band
For full details, see the 2LO programme


Violin: Peggy Cochrane
Contralto: Alice Vaughan

: (Daventry only) Mr. S. K. RATCLIFFE : ' America Today'

WHATEVER the normal in. habitant of these islands thinks of the United States-whether he admires them as a Paradise of material prosperity and original ideas, or hates them as a nation of Robots, Babbits, and Elmer Gantrys—he is undoubtedly vividly interested in them. In this series of talks Mr. S. K. Ratcliffe , who has lectured with success all over America during the last few years, will try to interpret that vast and enigmatic country. Tonight he will outline the geographical divisions into which it falls-East, Middle West, Far West, and so on-the history of the American nation, and a typical city. His future talks will deal with industry and labour, the great American city, the American at home, some great American problems (including those of the Negro, the immigrant, and prohibition), and the Presidency-with particular reference to the present candidacies of Herbert Hoover and Al Smith.

: Alice Vaughan

The Sea Bird
By The Sea
Sea Songs, Quilter

: Sir Walford Davies: Music and the Ordinary Listener


Speaker: Sir Walford Davies

: Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

followed by Local Announcements, Shipping Forecast

: A Recital

by Harold Williams (Baritone)
A Voice by the Cedar Tree;
She came to the village church;
Birds in the high Hall garden;
Come into the garden,
Maud Somervell and Maurice Cole (Pianoforte)
Prelude in D … Felix Swinstead
Idyll … Medtner
Study in E, Op. 8, No. 5 … Scriabine
Selections from 'Die Fledermaus' (The Bat) … Johann Strauss, arr. Godowsky

: Dance Music

Debroy Somers' Ciro's Club Band, directed by Ramon Newton, from Ciro's Club

: Jay Whidden's Band

from the Carlton Hotel
(Until 24.00)

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