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: A Ballad Concert

Jo TUCKER (Contralto) PHILLIPRITTE (Tenor)

: FRASCATI'S ORCHESTRA

Directed by GEORGES HAECK
From the Restaurant Frasoati

: 35th Annual Banquet to Little Londoners

and DISTRIBUTION OF HAMPERS TO CRIPPLED CHILDREN
Relayed from the Guildhall

: A Ballad Concert

MARGUERITE PITCHER (Soprano) STANLEY PorE (Bass-Baritone)
DAISY SooTT (Flute)

: A Light Classical Concert

CAROLA PAJONK (Pianoforte)
THE PETERSFlELD STRING Quartet

: ORGAN RECITAL by EDWARD O'HENRY

From Madame Tussaud 's Cinema

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR:

'All work and noplay
Makes Jack a dull boy'
—being a First-Day-of-the-Holidays sort of affair in which we are permitted to take part

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

SCHUBERT'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by JAMES CHING
Grosse (Great) Sonata in B Flat, (4th
Movement)
Sonata, in E Flat, Op 122 {1st Movement)
THE last movement of this4great' Sonata, although the minor mode lends it some. thing of wistfulness, begins with a sprightly little tune which returns ever and anon, interrupted by more melodious song-like tunes.
NOT quite on so grand a scale as the B Flat Sonata, the Sonata in E Flat is, nevertheless, an important work, which would be regarded as long, were it not for the much greater length of some-of Schubert's other pieces. It begins very happily with a tune made of the common chord, and the second main theme has something whimsical in its character. The movement is built on the orthodox plan and the theme made of the common chord has alarge say in the working out and in the final section.

: Mr. C. C. KNIGHTS: 'Salesmanship—V; Salesmanship and the Empire '

IN the final talk of his series Mr. Knights considers the relationship of Salesmanship to the Empire. He describes the duties and work of the Empire Marketing Board, and discusses the possibility and desirability of a self-supporting Empire. He concludes with a survey of the question of co-operative selling in overseas markets.

: 'The Blue Forest'

(Aubert)
Act I
A LTHOUGH the name of Louis Francois Marie
Aubert is as yet hardly known in this country, his work has attracted considerable attention in France, where he is recognized not only as a gifted and original composer, but-as a teacher, critic, and writer on musical subjects, of more than ordinary distinction. He began his musical career as a treble with an exceptionally fine voice, and was a pupil of the Paris Conservatoire at a very early age. Already while in his teens, he was composing both sacred and secular music, and he was still a very young man when a fantasia of his for pianoforte and orchestra, played by his own master at the Colonne Concerts, in 1901, made it clear that hero was a new composer with a message of his own.
His fairy tale opera, The Blue Forest, was finished in 1910. Its rather delicate and elusive charm failed to enlist the interest of the Paris Opera, nnd it was in Boston, U.S.A., that it was first performed in 1913. The tale is made up of three of the best known fairy tales, ' Hop-o'-my-Thumb,' 'Red Riding Hood,' and ' The Sleeping Beauty.' Less obvious in its appeal than Humperdinck's' Hnnsel and Gretel,' and without its folk-lore element, it caters none the less equally well for the young people who hear only three of their beloved stories presented with a new charm, and for the music lover who can realize something of the grace and delicacy of the score.
An article on the work, by Watson Lyte , the music critic, will be found by listeners in the Christmas number of Cassell's Magazine.

8.25 ' The Blue Forest'
By LOUIS AUBERT A Fairy Opera in Three Acts Libretto by JACQUES CHENEVIERE English Translation by HERMANN KLEIN Cast : Prince Charming ........ ANDREW CLAYTON Ogre ........................ STUART Hop-o'-My-Thumb's Father .... ROBERTSON Hop-o'-My-Thumb .......... KATE WINTER Red Riding Hood ....BARBARA PETT-FRASER The Princess ................... INA SOUBZ' Fairy Queen ................ ELSIE GRIFFIN The Fairy .................. WYNNE AJELLO The Waitress............................ VlVENNE Hop-o'-My-Thumb's Mother..................... CHATTERTON Woman....................... J CHATTERTON Baker's Wife...................... Child................. RISPAH GOODACRE Red Riding Hood's Mother J THE WIRELESS CHORUS Chorus-Master, STANFORD ROBINSON THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY) Conducted by PERCY PITT

: Mr. H. M. TOMLINSON:'Good Morning, America '

MOST British authors of any eminence have been to the United States. Some of them have been on lecture-tours, whirl. ing across the continent in fast trains and stopping off for a few hours here and there. Some have been to New York or Hollywood and nowhere else. But they have nearly all written about America as though they had lived there for years. In newspapers, magazines and books they have told us, with every appearance of authority, where America was going, what it was, why it was prosperous, and all the rest. Mr. H. M. Tomlinson has been to the U.S.A. more than once, and he has not always been there as the noted British author arriving, awaited by the reporters, at New York ; but he has not written a book about it. This distinction will lend at least the appeal of novelty to his talk tonight, though those who know his writings will need no such added appeal.

: 'The Blue Forest'

Acts 11 and III .

: Mr. JOHN DRINKWATER reading from his new book of poems 'All about me'

ALTHOUGH he is best known as a writer of historical drama, Mr. John Drinkwater is also a poet with a special gift for children's verse. The poems that he will read tonight are taken from his new book 'All About Me.'








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