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: ' NEW WAYS FOR HARD TIMES '—I

The Rt. Hon. Sir FRANCIS Dyke ACLAND :
' How we can help Ourselves'
THIS series is another example of the efforts made by the B.B.C. to provide really helpful and practical talks for a large number of people. The new allotment scheme is very much in evidence at present, partly from the' Buy British' campaign and partly from the need for economies wherever they can be made. Sir Francis Dyke Acland, who gives this introductory talk, is Chairman of the National Allotment Committee, which has united with the Society of Friends to form the Central Allotment Committee ; so he is thoroughly in touch with all the possibilities and needs of the scheme. The series—which goes on for four months—is to include practical talks on how to manage an allotment, on how to make use of your backyard or garden, and on keeping chickens in a small way : also two talks by an unemployed man and his wife on what their allotment has meant to them.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Francis Dyke Acland
Unknown: Sir Francis Dyke

: EDWARD O'HENRY

At THE ORGAN OF TUSSAUD'S CINEMA

: THE TROCADERO ORCHESTRA

Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
From THE TROCADERO CINEMA, ELEPHANT and CASTLE

Contributors

Directed By: Alfred van Dam

: The Children's Hour

Second Day of Reqeest Week
'TEA FOR Two ' in Toytown (S. G. Hitlme Beaman), with Larry, Mr. Growser and Ernest the Mayor and his Secretary, not to mention the Butler, kindly loaned again for the occasion by the Mayor of Arkville
A little light music will be supplied by THE
GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET

Contributors

Unknown: G. Hitlme

: 'The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEW
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues
Book I
Played by JAMES CHING

Contributors

Played By: James Ching

: French Talk

Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN

Contributors

Unknown: Monsieur E. M. Stéphan

: The B.B.C. Theatre Orchestra

Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
ROSALIND ROWSELL (Soprano)

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Soprano: Rosalind Rowsell

: 'THE DRAMA'—

Sir BARRY JACKSON
THIS is the first of two talks in tho
' Literature and Art ' series which form a brief survey of modern developments in drama in much the same way as Mr. Harold Nicolson has traced the modern spirit in literature. Nobody in the theatre today is better qualified than Sir Barry Jackson to describe the stata of the modern stage.
It is not too much to say that by founding the Birmingham Repertory Company in 1913, and by the work which he has done with that company since, he has changed the whole conception of the drama in England. He hag produced many plays that commercial managers would never have touched, and has always aimed at giving the public the very best of drama, past and present. Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw,
Yeats, and Pirandello are dramatists in whose work ho has helped to make the public take a real interest: he was responsible for the first production in this country of Drinkwatcr's Abraham Lincoln , Rutland Boughton's Immortal Hour, Shaw's Back to Methuselah and The Apple Carl, and other plays of great interest and merit. In this talk he will discuss the effect upon the drama of the enlarged outlook and the new valuos of the present century.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Barry Jackson
Unknown: Sir Barry Jackson
Unknown: Abraham Lincoln

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: The B.B.C. Orchestra

(Section D)
Conducted by Sir LANDON RONALD
LESLIE ENGLAND (Pianoforte)
ONE of the secrets of Sir Landon Ronald 's success is his own wholehearted enjoyment of the music he is presenting. He infects his players and his audiences alike with a share of his own zest for the task in hand, so that whatever the programme may bo, it has a sense of being richly worth while, no matter how often it has been played and heard. Three of tho pieces this evening are known to every listener, and the overture has been popular for nearly a century. Mendelssohn wrote it for the Leipzig Theatre in 1839, when the play was chosen for the benefit performance given there annually, for the orchestra's pension fund. That last object appealed to him far more than the play, but his vivid and telling music might easily have sprung from an enthusiasm for Victor Hugo , so well does it accord with the pomp and chivalry of the moving story. It was written in little more than two days, as we know from a letter of Mendelssohn's to his mother, in which he calls it ' The overture to the Pension Fund.'
BORN in Barrow-in-Fumess in 1902, Leslie England is one of the stalwarts of the North in the friendly, but never-ending dispute about which part of England produces the best musicians. He was only four when he began to play the pianoforte, with his father as his first teacher, and at the age of. seven or eight so impressed Mark Hambourg that that exacting artist strongly advised him to adopt the strenuous career of a solo pianist. As winner of an associated Board Scholarship, England enrolled as a student at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and while still in his early teens played to Paderewski. He, like Mark Hambourg some years before, knowing well how high a standard must now be reached if an artist is to be successful, strongly encouraged the young man to pursue his studies further : Leslie England has the happiest recollections of his great colleague's interest in him. His debut was an unusually successful one, and for some years he has been recognized as one of the most brilliant of contemporary English pianists. He has played repeatedly at the Proms, and with most of the leading orchestras throughout Britain, as well as giving many recitals. He has made two concert tours of South Africa, and one throughout Sweden ; he is engaged for another there this year.
Q AINT-SAENS' Second Pianoforte Concerto was produced at short notice. Rubinstein proposed it to him for a concert he was to conduct, with the composer as solo pianist, and within three weeks the suggestion was an accomplished fact. But there are no signs of hasty work in the concerto, and from the first it has been a favourite both with players and audiences. All three movements are full of melody, with splendid opportunities for the soloist, and the mood of the whole work is one of gaiety and sunny good humour. The last movement especially, a brilliant Tarantelle, is in the most vivacious good spirits.
THE son of an eminent surgeon,
William Wallace was intended for the same calling. and was a brilliant graduate in Medicine, of Glasgow and Vienna Universities. The call of music proved to be too strong, however, and though Dr. Wallace did splendid work during the War at the head of the Ophthalmic section of the Army Medical Services, ho has for many years past given himself up mainly to composition. He has made his mark, too, in the Sir Landon Ronald conducts
An impression, by Edmond X. Kapp , of the famous musician who will conduct ' Section D' of the B.B.C.
Orchestra in a concert tonight at 9.20 world of letters, writing not only the words of much of his own vocal music, but contributing articles of value and interest to periodical literature. He is the author of a mystery play, The Divine Surrender, and of an important work on music published in 1908. Villon is the sixth of his Symphonic Poems in order of composition ; it was first produced at a ' Prom ' in 1909. It presents the poet with something of the sympathy which Strauss shows towards Till Eulenspiegel—rogue and vagabond, with but little regard for the proprieties or mankind's laws, but gifted, none the less, with two real saving graces: poetry and laughter. It is the finer and more tender side of the character which William Wallace 's music portrays. The different sections of the Symphonic Poem are based on moods suggested by extracts from Villon's own verses, as a humble scholar, with his memories of happy youth rather than as a follower of Bacchus and the little god of Love, and, after that, the melancholy poet who asks ' Where are the snows of yester year ? ' The fine section, in slow time, which comes next, is baaed on the beautiful old woman's prayer which Villon made at his mother's request, but it is followed quickly by the riotous call of Paris. There is again a contemplative mood, an echo of past youth, but it, too. makes way for mirth until, at the very end, the bell of Sorbonne tolls its solemn warning.
SVENDSEN'S lively picture of the gay city. inspired by his own experience of it in the flourishing days of the second Empire, needs no other description than its own title. A native of Christiania, he had a varied experience of music, as violinist, military bandmaster, orchestral conductor, and composer, one who was at home in many parts of the world and on terms of friendship with most of the great musicians of his day. He had his own share of hardship and misfortune too, and it was paralysis of one hand which ended his career as a violinist and turned him into a conductor and composer.

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Landon Ronald
Conducted By: Leslie England
Unknown: Sir Landon Ronald
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Mark Hambourg
Unknown: Mark Hambourg
Unknown: William Wallace
Unknown: Sir Landon Ronald
Unknown: Edmond X. Kapp
Unknown: William Wallace

: DANCE MUSIC

RoY Fox and his BAND, from MON
SEIGNEUR

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fox








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