Mr. J. B. TREND : 'Spain '
MR. J. B. TREND has an intimate knowledge of Spain. After the war, lie was for a year correspondent there of the Athenœum, and lie has travelled extensively in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, with intervals of musical criticism in London: Particularly interesting is his connection with th" Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, a Spanish residential university college which is run on English lines. There he has met informally most of the members of the new Republican Government. He is a great authority on Spanish music, and an intimate friend of the modern Spanish composer, Mannol do Falla, of whom ho published a life recently : he has also written on Music of Spanish History,' ' Spanish Madrigals,' and on Spanish music generally in the Oxford History of Music. Besides these and other musical works, he has published several books on Spain generally, such as ' A Picture of Modern Spain ' and ' Spain from the South.* His descriptions of Spanish customs and festivals are first hand, and he knows a great deal more about them than the average Spaniard.
Mr. J. B.
Mr. J. B.
NANCY DYSON (Mezzo)
THE HETTY BOLTON TRIO
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
2.30 World History
Miss RHODA POWER: Empires, Movement and Nations-Interlude V, Hannibal (in three
3.5 STORIES FOR YOUNGER PUPILS-X
AMADEL WILLIAMS-ELLIS: 'Gingy Fly'
Mademoiselle CAMILLE VIÈRE and Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN : French Dialogue-V, Louis a une
Attaquo do Grippe '
From THE DORCHESTER HOTEL
'The Horse Guards' '-boing the fifth of the ' Potted London' Series, according to WILL
Various Pianoforte Solos by CECIL DIXON and some Songs by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD. The Story of ' Tho Purplo Rangers ' (H. Mortimer
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
MODERN VIOLIN and PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by MARJORIE HAYWARD and O'CONNOR MORRIS
Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY
Mr. D. H. ROBERTSON (Lecturer in Economics, Cambridge University) : ' The Backwash of the Growth of Wealth '
Mr. D. H.
'THE BOHEMIAN GIRL'
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
THE B.B.C. LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
MICHAEL WILLIAM BALFE was a man of many parts, violinist and singer as well as conductor and composer: he was Papageno, for instance, in the first English production of Mozart's Magic Flute, in 1838. Born in Dublin in 1808, he saw a good deal of the world and knew many of its interesting people : honours and rewards came to him in generous measure, and he spent the last eighteen years of his life as a country gentleman in Hertfordshire. He lived till 1882.
The Bohemian Girl, the greatest of his many operatic successes, was produced in London in 1843 : this performance is within four days of the anniversary-November 27. It was afterwards sung in mhny parts of Europe, in German, Italian, and French versions, and remains to this day as popular as ever. Balfe's gift of simple melody and a confident knowledge of vocal effect, gained in his own experience as a singer, make it a classic of its kind. The story, modelled on Cervantes' Preciosa, is briefly this. Thaddseus (tenor) is anexiled nobleman who throws in his lot with the gipsy band led by Devilshoof (bass). The gipsies carry off the child Arline (soprano), who grows up to become the Bohemian girl of the title. She and Thaddseus love one another, and despite the wiles of the gipsy Queen, who has also lost her heart to Thaddæus, are happily united at last. Arline's father, Count Amheim (baritone) gives his consent on learning that the bridegroom is also of noble rank.
Queen of the Gipsies:
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOXD GENERAL NEWS
' The New Warfare—II, In the Air '
A Talk between
Air Vice-Marshal C. A. H. LONGCROFT, C.M.G.,
D.S.O., and by Capt. B. H. LIDDELL HART
Capt. B. H. Liddell
THE CATTERALL STRING QUARTET:
ARTHUR CATTERALL (Violin), LAURANCE TURNER (Violin), BERNARD SHORE (Viola), LAURI KEN
THE members of the quartet are all principals in the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra,, each of whom had won distinction as a solo artist before the orchestra was formed. Arthur Catterall is, as all the world knows, its leader, and Laurance Turner shares the first desk with him, leading one-half of the orchestra when it is divided. Bernard Shore and Lauri Kennedy are principal viola and violoncello respectively.
AMBROSE'S BLUE LYRES, from THE DORCHESTER