DAPHNE BETTOER (Soprano)
WALTER PAYNE (Baritone)
ALICE ELIESON (Violoncello)
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
(a) A Beginner's Concert
(b) An Intermediate Course with a Short Concert
(c) A Short Advanced Course
Conducted by ARNOLD EAOLE
From the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion
Principal of Birmingham University : ' Short Lives of Great Men —VI, Cecil Rhodes. ' Relayed from Birmingham
IN his last talk this afternoon,
Principal Grant Robertson deals with the life of the last of the great English Imperialists. Imperialism has gone out of fnsliion now, to be replaced by internationalism. But Rhodes lives in history as a man who had tho determination and brain to make a vast fortune ; the vision to foresee and plan a united South Africa under the British Bag, and a Cape to Cairo railway ; the imagination to choose his own tomb in the solitary grandeur of the Matoppo Hills. But perhaps his truest claim to remembrance was his belief in the future of the Anglo-Saxon race, and the friendship of England and the United States.
' Some Zoo Surprises ’—divulged by LESLIE
PHYLLIS NASH will play selections from ber own compositions for the Violin
* Eustace Adopts Now Lines ’—another Farmyard
Adventure, written and told by C. E. HODGES
Sung by GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)
Die Allmacht (' Omnipotence ')
Gesang des Harfners—I (' Harper's Song ')
Gruppo aua dem Tartarus (Group from Tartarus)
Der Krcuzzug (The Way of the Cross)
THE first of these songs is a noble hymn of praise in which the pianoforte part has a splendid share, on the text, ' Great is Jehovah the Lord.' With changes of mood to tenderness, strength, and anon deep reverence, the song tolls how all things in the world declare Jehovah's might.
‘HARPER’S SONG ' is the first of the three
Harper's Songs from Gostho's
Wilhelm Moister , of which the second wns sung yesterday evening. Like it, it begins with a soft little prelude and has a suggestion of harp in the accompaniment. It, too, is a sad song in which the harper sines of his solitude, and at last of the peace which he will find in the grave.
The third song, to a mystic poem of Sehillcr's, foils into two divisions, the first part with a pianoforte figure which suggests the shimmering of the sea, and the other more forceful and robust, where the poet speaks of the empty eyes of the figures on which he is gazing.
An atmosphere of holy calm pervades the last song, which tells how a monk stands in his cell and looks from the window to see the world of men passing by. Ho likens his solitary state to a pilgrimage.
THE invigorating mixture of science and joie de vivre which Dr. Saleeby dispenses is familiar to most listeners by now. In this evening's talk he will approach the central problem of keeping fit by rather a novel route.
IN the final talk of his series. Professor Andrade discusses the problems of science and power. He shows how the essential economy of all sorts of fuel is only to bo learned and practised seientifically. At the same time it is to science that the world must look in the hope of finding new ways for the transformation of heat energy, and the possible discovery of fresh sources of energy.
HEDDLE NASH (Tenor)
CHARLES STAINER (Flute) THE VICTOR OLOF SEXTET
THESE arias are taken from two of the most successful of Donizetti's light-hearted operas.
In the first aria, the hero who has drunk the love potion which gives the opera its name, sees his beloved weeping at the thought of his devotion to her. She has just learned that, in order to buy the magic draught, he has enlisted as a soldier to obtain the necessary money.
The second aria is from an opera of such boisterous fun as to be farce rather than comedy. It is a serenade sung by the hero of the tale beneath his beloved's window. Although probably. the best known number from the opera, it was not in the original score, but was added by Donizetti as all afterthought to make a specially bright moment in the last act.
Both arias have long been favourites with tenor singers and Caruso sang both roles with real pleasure in their melodious grace.
Mr. NORMAN WALKER : How to Begin Biology-VI, What becomes of the Starch in the Body of the Living Plant and Animal. Relayed from Leeds. 9.0 WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
9.15 Sir WALFORD DAVIES: ‘ Music and the Ordinary Listener '
FIRTH and SCOTT (in old-time Favourites)
LEONARD HENRY (Comedian)
(Syncopated Numbers away from the Piano)
STUART and CAMERON (Xylophone Ducts)
DICK TUBB (Comedian)
JACK PAYNE and THE B.B.C DANCE ORCHESTRA
PLAYERS, directed by AL STARITA , and the PICCADILLY DANCE BAND, directed by MAURICE HARFORD , from the Piccadilly Hotel