Mr. STUART MANN : Albania
ANGELA PALLAS (Mezzo-Soprano)
THE ERSE TRIO
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES
NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
(Leader, Louis LEVITUS )
Conducted by WARWICK. BRAITHWAITE
Mr. NORMAN H. BAYNES : Empires, Movements, and Nations-Story I, Babylonia and Egypt''
Mr. Norman H.
Miss RHODAPOWER: The Seven Supperless
Boys ' (Red Indian—Iroquois)
Mile. CAMMILLE VIÈRE: French Reading—I, Selections from ' An Anthology of French Verse : From Viilon to Verlaine ' (This book, edited by Hitehie and Moore, is published by Dent, 3s. 6d.)
YVONNE MORRIS (Violoncello)
HINDA PHILLIPS (Pianoforte)
Adagio ; Allegro; Rondo
MOSCHETTO and his ORCHESTRA
From THE MAY FAIR HOTEL
Some German Children's Rhymes, composed by FRITZ DEGNER , with an English explanation, and sung in German by CONSTANCE SAXER , with guitar accompaniments by BALDOMERO ZAPATER
Various Pianoforte Solos by CECIL DIXON
The Birth ' of a Railway Engine,' by JOHN HEYGATE :
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by EDWARD ISAACS
Sonata, in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Allegro ; Adagio ; Menuetto and Trio ; Prestissimo
THE form of the Sonata,' wrote Wagner, ' is the transparent veil through which
Beethoven seems to have looked at all music.' And it would seem to follow that the sonatas in their grandeur, their variety, and their emotional progression, faithfully reflect the composer's artistic life.
Beethoven wrote thirty-two sonatas for the pianoforte, the first (dedicated to Haydn) in 1796. and the last in 1822, five years before his death. Historians are agreed that the development of Beethoven's art is divided into three periods, each marking a definite style. The sonatas to be heard this week are placed by most critics in the earliest period, which, built at first on Haydn and Mozart, progressed gradually towards the individual style that was to be so marvellously expressed in the best creative years of his life--the so-called middle period. But when, listening to the sonatas, speculations of this sort quickly give way to unquenchable amazement at the infinite variety and beauty of the themes, the splendour of the designs, and the emotional depths revealed in the sonatas, whether the listener is hearing them for the first time or the hundred and first.
by Miss V. SACKVILLE-WEST
The Rt. Hon. Sir EDWARD HILTON YOUNG, G.B.E.,
SIR HILTON YOUNG showed himself an admirable broadcaster last spring in his series on ' National Housekeeping.' He was in the War a distinguished sailor, and is now a great financial expert; he was Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1921 to 1922, and has served on several Financial Missions and Royal Commissions. He is now giving an introduction to the ' Industry and Trade' section of the Changing World ' symposium; he willexplain the scope and purpose of the series, which is, briefly, to give some account of the recent history and present position of industry and commerce. The language will not be technical, and the talks will be directed towards explaining the present financial circumstances of the ordinary man. The twenty-four talks are arranged on a continuous plan, so that listeners should arrange, if possible, to bear them all. A pamphlet is published in connection with this series.
From The Faraday Commemorative Meeting
Relayed from The Queen's Hall
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
MELVILLE GIDEON and THE DORCHESTER DANCE
BAND, from THE DORCHESTER HOTEL