—IV, Spain in the Nineteenth Century '
FOR the fourth of her ' Armchair Travels ' talks,
Miss Grierson has chosen Gautier's ' Voyage in Spain' and Sorrow's two well-known travel-books, ' Gypsies in Spain ' and ' The Bible in Spain.'
Any survey of medieval life must come to the consideration, sooner of later, of the Guild System. Dr. Coulton's review of medieval trade necessarily brings guilds into his survey, since guilds were the trade unions of those days. Dr. Coulton's view of guilds is that they were partly a prehistoric natural growth and partly produced by inter-action of the Lordship from above and the Trade Union from beneath. From trade to travel is not a far .cry, and the second part of Dr. Coulton's talks will consider the difficulties of mediaeval travel, the adventurous Normans, the impulse to travel and commerce given by the Crusades, and some of the early missionary priors and merchant adventurers.
Played by Joseph Bonnet
Relayed from the Bishopsgate Institute
Only two of the composers represented in M. Bonnet's programme are at all well known to us as organ composers - Handel and M. Bonnet himself.
Couperin, to most of us, suggests the harpsichord, but Francois, like other members of his great musical family, was himself an organist, gaining the appointment of 'Organisto du Roi' in open competition in 1693 when he was twenty-five years of age. From then until his death, forty years later, he was always an organist, although his fame as a performer on the harpsichord, and composer for it, has wholly overshadowed his organ music.
The misfortune which prevented Schumann's becoming a great pianoforte virtuoso made it equally impossible that he should excel as an organist, but he was keenly interested in the instrument, and, as has often been pointed out, a profound admirer of Bach's organ music.
Prelude and Fugue in F Minor - Handel
Sarabande grave - Francois Couperin
Sketch in F Minor - Schumann
Berceuse (Cradle Song) - Joseph Bonnet
Caprice Heroique - Joseph Bonnet
Ariel - Joseph Bonnet
Road by RONALD WATKINS
THE crime of Socrates, that wise philosopher of ancient Greece, was too groat freedom of thought: he died because he would not be false to his beliefs. The story of his end, as Plato tells it, is as moving as anything in all literature. Mr. Watkins' reading tonight begins with the conclusion of Socrates' speech in court after his judges had condemned him to death, and then continues with the story as put into the mouth of an eye-witness of his last moments in prison.
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