At THE ORGAN of THE TROCADERO
CINEMA, ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
Relayed from THE PRINCE'S BALL
ROOM, THE MIDLAND HOTEL,
EDGAR KNIGHT (Pianoforte)
NORMAN ROUSE (Violin)
Professor WINIFRED COLLIS , C.B.E.:
' Your Body Every Day—II, How the Body is Made Up and Works—I'
Mr. S. P. B. MAIS : Some Books I Like—11,
The Heroes and Tanglewood Tales'
Mr. S. P.
From THE PAVILION, BOURNEMOUTH
THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL AUGMENTED
Conductor, Sir DAN GODFREY
KENNETH PARK (Violoncello)
THE fact that this is the last symphony concert of the summer season at Bournemouth makes a fitting occasion on which to congratulate Sir Dan Godfrey on reaching still another milestone in his distinguished career. The history of music at Bournemouth is of a consistent and amazing importance. Beginning, as most seaside towns have begun, with nothing more promising than a .scratch crew of military band players, led by a young man whose apparent credentials lay solely in his famous and honourable name of Godfrey, Bourne. mouth can now boast that the series of symphony and other concerts given throughout the year at Bournemouth rank, in respect of artistic importance, with almost any given in the kingdom. Bandmaster Godfrey , now -since 1922-Sir Dan Godfrey , has achieved something of which the only analogy is that of the Promenade Concerts and Sir Henry Wood. He has, from nothing, built up a musical centre in the South of England which has no rival throughout the coast-line of these islands. It is to the credit of the Bournemouth municipal authorities that, front the first, they saw that here was a man to be encouraged, that they embraced, with open municipal arms, Godfrey and his laudable ambitions ; but all that part of the credit which has to do with art and musical achievement must be placed to no other account than that of Sir Dan himself.
At THE ORGAN of THE BEAUFORT CINEMA
From WASHWOOD HEATH, BIRMINGHAM
' Mandy and the Spiders ' (Lorraine Tomby ) and other Songs sung by KATE WINTER
'Team-Work' —according to Danny (
Reginald Hargreaves )
' Shooting in South Africa '—written and told by BEVIL RUDD
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
QUINTETS FOR STRINGS AND PIANOFORTE
Played by THE INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET:
ANDRÉ MAXGEOT (Violin); WALTER PRICE ( Violin) ; Eric BRAY ( Viola) ; JACK SHINEBOURNE
( Violoncello) and YVONNE ARNAUD
THIS Quintet of Dvorak's for string quartet and pianoforte belongs to a very happy period of his life. Things about him were as nearly ideal as anyone may look for, when his fame is already spreading far beyond his native frontiers. He had been in England no fewer than five times, conducting his own music in London and at the big English Festivals, and had been warmly welcomed. But with all the success and applause which came to him at home and abroad, he was never so truly happy as when he might live quietly in the country, away from crowds and the noise of cities. In 1884 lie had found a little country place for himself, retreating to it whenever his duties elsewhere allowed him to, and composing happily in the quiet simplicity which was the rule of his household. Not making actual use, to any great extent, of real folk tunes, this quintet is permeated with their spirit, and with all the tradition of a splendidly virile race.
Mr. MICHAEL SADLEIR
Sir DANIEL HALL , K.C.B., F.R.S., Chief Scientific
Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture
Professor H. LEVY , D.Se. (Professor of Mathematics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology): The Paradox of Science '
pROFESSOR HYMAN LEVY is to give the first six talks in this series : the next six will be given by Professor Julian Huxley and Dr. John Baker , who will propound the question ' What is Man ?' The two questions are not independent: man is at once the scientist and one of the subjects of his investigation. Professor Levy will discuss this paradox, and will introduce the aim of the series-which is to develop somo qualities of the scientific mind in listeners—by inquiring into the nature of scientific truth and scientific reality. The scientific method cannot be applied to all problems : what type of problem is suitable ?
Certainly, and Back Again I
Relayed from THE Royal OPERA HOUSE,
Act II, Scene 1-Hall of the Palace
Scene 2-Gate of Thebes
Conductor, JOHN BARBIROLLI
IN the late sixties of last century the irrepressible influence of Wagner was beginning to spread its net over every composer in Europe. Not oven Verdi escaped, and though he retained his own style to the end, there is no doubt that Aida was the first of Verdi's operas to be written under that influence. This opera was commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt for the opening of the new Cairo Opera House, but as all the scenery was held up in Paris, and Paris was besieged, the first performance was delayed till after the opening, close on sixty years ago. The story is of an Egyptian General Radames, who, in the first act, is sent at the head of an army to fight the Nubians. Ho is loved by Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris; but Radames is in love with Aida, a Nubian slave, though she is in reality the captive daughter of Amanasro, the Ethiopian King whom Radames has been sent to conquer. In the first scene of Act II, Amneris, prompted by jealous suspicion, extorts from Aida a confession of her love for Radames. Amneris, thus forewarned, is, by reasen of her position, also forearmed, and plans accordingly. Act II, Scene 2, witnesses in all its splendour the triumphant return of the victorious Radames and the brilliant ceremony of his reception. Amanasro is seen to be amongst the prisoners. At Radames' request, Pharaoh pardons the prisoners ; and as a reward for his valour, but to the confusion of Radames, bestows upon him the hand of Amneris.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
THE B.B.C. LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Roy Fox and his BAND, from MONSEIGNEUR