Mrs Hopkins Morris: Welsh Favourites.
at the organ of Tussaud's Cinema
LEONARDO KEMP and his PICCADILLY HOTEL
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
Mr. ERIC PARKER : Round the Countryside—
' mO see the wind, with a man his eyes, it is impossible, the nature of it is so fine, and subtle, yet this experience of the wind had I once myself, and that was in the great snow that fell four years ago ... The snow in the highway lay loose and trampled with horse feet : so as the wind blew, it took the loose snow with it, and made it so slide upon the snow in the held which was hard and crusted bv reason of the trost overnight, that thereby I might see very well, the whole nature of the wind as it blew that day..... This experience made me the more marvel at the nature of the wind, than it made me cunning in the knowledge of the wind : but yet thereby I learned perfectly that it is no marvel at all though men in a wind lose their length in shooting, seeing so many ways the wind is so variable in blowing.'
Sir WALFORD DAVIES : 'B ' Phrases
(2.30 Juniors ; 3.0 Seniors)
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN with Mademoiselle COUSTENOBLE : ' Early Stages in French ' — VII
Monsieur E. M.
Mr. GERALD HEARD : The Claims of Science-IV, The Earth—11, Its Weather (Meteorology and Geophysics) '
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
From THE TROCADERO CINEMA, ELEPHANT AND
TEA FOR Two
-in Toytown (S. G. Hulme Beaman ), with Larry, and the Mayor, Mr. Growser and Ernest, to say nothing of the Mayor's Secretary and the Mayor of Arkville's Butler—arranged as t Dialogue Story with Incidental Music played by THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
SCHUMANN'S PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by FRANK MANNHEIMER
Blumenstiick, Op 19
Sonata in F Sharp Minor, Op. 11
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN
Monsieur E. M.
CECIL HARRINGTON and NOREENA FEIST
The Vari-Voiced Entertainer
THE OLD MOSCOW BALALAIKA
Conducted by A. LEONTIEFF , will play throughout the programme
The Hon. HAROLD NICOLSON , C.M.G. : ' The Effect of Changes of Taste on Modern Writers '
MODERN writers are influenced not only by the increased size of the reading public, but also by the different tastes that prevail today. The author nowadays can write moro or less what he really feels, sure of some section of the immense public that reads books ; on the other hand, this specialization, so to speak, places him to some extent out of touch with ordinary humanity. A similar phenomenon exists in modern art. But there is, perhaps, a ' spirit of the age ' ; how can it be defined ? In answering this question Mr. Nicolson discusses the differences between reality and realism ; it is towards reality that public taste is forcing the author of today.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
THE B.B.C. LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Conducted by-VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
THE theorists who maintain that it is bad
-L for an artist to be healthy and to be assured of food and shelter must find Glazounov difficult to account for. He is one of the comparatively few composers who have never had to struggle either for a livelihood or for recognition. This Symphony has been broadcast more than once, and listeners may remember that it is not quite orthodox in form. There is no slow movement, though the first and third movements have slow introductions. The first movement has also a merry Scherzando section, and is in some ways more like a Fantasy than a Symphonic movement. This second movement, a Scherzo proper, sounds as though the merrymaking of a village fair had inspired it, first clarinet and then horns introducing mirthful melodies.
PETER WARLOCK had all the real antiquarian's delight in finding such buried treasures as the quaint old book on which this suite is founded. It is a very early work on dancing by a sixteenth-century priest who took the name of Arbeau—so old that the very names of most of the dances have vanished from modern ken. But the six movements in the Suite, set forth with all the interest of modern orchestration, can yet recall the simple character and grace of that far-off day. The first, called Basse-Danse, has a rhythmic tune which the strings begin, and in the second, a stately Pavane, the strings are silent, the woodwinds having it to themselves. The third is a Tordion, a dance form which has wholly disappeared from modern usage ; it has something of the stateliness of the Sarabande, and the tune of this one is delicate and slight. The fourth movement is called Bransles, another obsolete dance of which examples are still preserved. It is throughout in a very quick and light-footed measure, and is in three sections, of which the third is a slightly altered form of the first, closing the piece still faster than its beginning. The fifth has the merry name of Pieds-en-l'Air (Feet in the Air), but its movement is more suave and graeely than that suggests ; and the last is a vigorous two in a bar with the name Mattachins.
BERTINI'S DANCE BAND, from the EMPRESS BALL
ROOM, WINTER GARDENS, BLACKPOOL