Helen Luard (Violoncello)
Jean Hamilton (Pianoforte)
Beethoven left five Sonatas for Violoncello and Pianoforte, two belonging to his early period, one in the middle of his career, and two quite late works. This is the middle one, written when he was at the very, height of his powers, and before there had begun to be in his music anything of that sombre and mysterious order which makes such things as his last string quartets a little terrifying.
This Sonata is throughout melodious and good-humoured. The first movement begins with the violoncello playing the first tune alone. The pianoforte takes it up and it is concisely set forth. The second principal theme is a double one, in which the two melodies are interchanged between the instruments; one is a series of scales and the other a slower moving tune, beginning, as many of the world's great tunes do, with the notes of the common chord.
The Scherzo, which comes next, is meant, like many of Beethoven's, to be repeated twice, so that the first part is heard three times, and the alternative section, the Trio, twice. The feature of the first part is the way in which the instruments play the theme one a note behind the other.
There is a very short, slow movement which is really no more than an introduction to the bustling and light-hearted last movement.
by - . J. EDGAR. HUMPHREYS
Organist and Director of the Choir
MUSCHETTO and his ORCHESTRA.
From tho May Fair Hotel
The BIRMINTHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
(Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS )
A ' GRIMM ' DAY—BUT NOT A GLOOMY ONE.
The Programme will include :
'Giant Golden-Beard' and 'The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet '; also
'A Fairy Suite' played by THE GERSHOM
pOULTRY-KEEPING on a small scale is apt to lose a good deal of its appeal in winter, and to the ordinary amateur nothing is more depressing than the sight of four bedraggled hens in a dripping backyard on a foggy day. Mr. W. Powell Owen is, however, an expert, and in the series of talks, of which this evening's is the first, he will-give some very valuable advice as to how to make backyard poultry-farming enjoyable and profitable all through the year. and how to induce backyard fowls to yield winter eggs.
GREENWICH ; WEATHER FORE
CAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
FOR VIOLIN AND PIANOFORTE
Played by MARJORIE HAYWARD and G. O'CONNOR MORRIS
Toni FARRELL (Composer and Pianist)
DOROTHY MONKMAN and BOBBY BLYTHE
(In Song and Comedy)
CYRILL SHIELDS (Entertainer)
JACK PAYNE and the B.B.C. DANCE BAND
An Operetta for Children
< By L. DU GARDE PEACH
With Music by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
Johann (the Charcoal Burner's Son)
The Singers are: OLIVE GROVES JOHN THORNE
The Actors are:
R. DE ROHAN C.E .HODGES
The Orchestra consists of B. WALTON O'DONNELL
VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON and a Pianofortco
This Operetta, when performed during the Children's Hour, mado an appeal to children of all ages up to ninety-seven. Accordingly, it is now being presented in the evening for the benefit of those children who are not home from the office before five-fifteen.
THE end of the fourth day of the year may seem rathere late to talk about such notoriously transient (not to say embarrassed) phantoms as New Year resolutions. But those grim and steadafst people who have not yet fallen from grace will bo immensely heartened by Captain Harry Graham 's talk, and the back-sliders may even be encouraged to start again.
WILLIAM PRIMROSE (Violin)
THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY )
(Conducted by C. LESLIE HEWARD)
Symphonic Poem Stenka Razine ,' Op. 13
Symphony No. 7 in F. Op. 77
Allegro moderato ; Andante ; Scherzo— Allege * giocoso ; Finale-Allegro maestoso
ALFREDO and his BAND and the NEW PRINCES ORCHESTRA from The New Princes Restaurant