IN the first two talks in this series (introduced by Mrs. Wintringham on January 10),
Dr. Mabel Brodio dealt with the baby and the child up to five years old. This morning Dr. Lotitia Fnirfield , formerly Woman Medical Director of the R.A.F. Medical Service, and Divisional Medical Officer to the L.C.C.,'will start the discussion of the question of the child at school, which she will continue next week.
MANY people whose relatives and friends have gone to settle in the Empire overseas will bo particularly interested in this afternoon's broadcast, the fourth in the series. In it, as in the previous broadcasts, there will be read a selection of letters home in which various typical settlers dosenbe their fortunes in the new life. In the course of the series listeners will be given a good impression of the reactions to their surroundings of settlers in a number of different Dominions and Colonies, as well as connected narratives of the careers of one or two typical families.
Oddity-bobbity ! Oddity-bobbity !
Rabbits and eggs And oogular kegs! Hero is a spell
Which will act very well
If you brandish your arms
While you twiddle your legs
The use of this precious talisman opens the way to Strange Adventures, as will be shown in the programme for today.
BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by EDWARD ISAACS
Sonata in C Minor, Op. 13 (the ' Pathetique '
Grave ; Allegro di molto e con brio ; Adagio
Cantabile : Rondo (Allegro)
BEETHOVEN did not, as a rule, give names to his pieces, but this Sonata has long been affectionately known by the title ' 'Pathétique,' and none has ever doubted its appropriateness. The Sonata begins with a very solemn, slow introduction, and the first thome, of heavy and tragic import, is like a funeral march. The whole introduction is made up of this first theme, and then with a rush it leads straight into the impetuous main quick part of the movement. Its first theme is made up of two upward striving figures and a drop down to the key note. The second subject, though closely akin, will be easily recognized, and the first part of the movement is in the usual shape. Then, however, there is a departure from tradition. A few bars of the opening slow section are heard again, and there is a new subject in the major before the two principal tunes return in their order. Again at the end there is a brief reminder of the slow introduction.
The slow movement is built up on one of Beethoven's big noble tunes, solemn and majestic, and the Sonata comes to an end with a Rondo whose first theme is heard at the outset. Although in sprightly measure, the minor mode lends it something of solemnity too.
IN his talk this evening Mr. Turnbull plunges into Indian history, which he explains as being a network of by-paths round a main road which can be divided into three definite stages: Hindu, Mohammedan, and European. In this talk lie covers the Hindu and Mohammedan stages. The first includes the Aryan invasions and the growth of Hindu civilization : the * golden age ' of Asoka, the Emperor-Saint, followed by the Mohammedan invasions, the exploits of tho Rajputs, the splendour of the great Mogul Empire with its capital at Delhi, and the reasons why those splendours at last faded into decay.
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