THIS is the first of a series of six talks by Mrs.
Priestley, who was formerly lecturer in English and acting Principal of Dudley Training College for men and women. This afternoon she speaks in general on the subject of systematized reading for women engaged in business, and points out that with twenty minutes a day one can read twelve books in a year. In this talk Mrs. Priestley lays down the principle that readers with limited time at their disposal should choose both classics and now books.
STRING Trios BY BEETHOVEN
Played by KENNETH SKEAPING (Violin)
BERNARD SHORE (Viola)
EDWARD J. ROBINSON (Violoncello)
Op. 9, No. 3, Second, Third and Fourth Movements
THE second, third, and fourth movements of Beethoven's C Minor Trio (Op. 9, No. 3) are all full of interest. The fine slow movement (Adagio con expressione) differs from the general run of such movements in following the more elaborate form of an opening Allegro. Thus it has its first and second subjects, ' 'free fantasia,' recapitulation and coda all complete, instead of being based mainly, as is more usual, on one simple song-like theme.
In pre-Beethoven music a Minuet would probably have followed, but Beethoven, even at this stage of his career, had already come to prefer the more vigorous Scherzo, of which the next movement is a characteristic early example.
A Finale, a Presto, opens with a vigorous first theme, to which succeeds an ' episode ' distinguishable by its scale passages in what is called ' contrary motion,' that is, going in opposite directions. The melodious second main theme which follows will be no less readily identified.
And her Pianist, BOBBY ALDERSON
DESLYS and CLARK
(Syncopated Numbers at the Piano)
PATRICIA ROSSBOROUGH (Piano Solos)
JULIAN Rose (Hebrew Comedian)
Tommy HANDLEY , in a Sketch,
' KNIGHT OF THE BATH'
JACK PAYNE and THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
A VARIETY ITEM from
THE LONDON PALLADIUM
IN these days the cinema attracts greater notice even than the theatre. The series of talks which Mr. Bernstein opens tonight is, therefore. certain of a wide and attentive audience. Two years since, it might not have been possible to discover seven leaders of our home film industry to give such a series on ' The Future of the Cinema.' The chaotic days are now happily past. British films are well established and beginning to challenge America and Germany on their own ground.
Tonight's talker, Mr. Sidney Bernstein , is ' a man of ideas.' Though he has for years been keenly interested in the production side of the films (he was one of the original founders of London's Film Society), it is not in this sphere, as it happens, that his ideas have found most concrete expression. The presentation side has more largely claimed him. He has built cinemas, experimented with special programmes for children, circulated questionnaires in order to test the likes and dislikes of his audiences—done much, in fact, to insure that films are properly enjoyed.
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