—II Mrs. WOOD : ' Make as well as Spend '
At THE ORGAN of TUSSAUD'S CINEMA
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL Selection, L'JEnfant prodigue (The prodigal Son) Wormier
Song Waltz, For the Sake of the Days gone by
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM From THE TROCADERO CINEMA, ELEPHANT AND CASTLEFox-trot, Today I feel so happy A Cavalry Charge Waltz, Springtime reminds me of you
Second Day of the Second Week of Requests
' Pig and Pepper,' from ' Alice in Wonder-land ' (Lewis Carroll ), arranged as a Dialogue Story with Incidental Music by Genial Jemima . The Cast will include REGINALD PURDELL , JOYCE MOORE , and MICHAEL HOGAN
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN VIOLIN. and . PIANOFORTE
Played by JEAN POUGNET and BETTY HUMBY
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN
Monsieur E. M.
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT.
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
Sir BARRY JACKSON
LAST week Sir Barry Jackson , the leading exponent in this country of repertory theatre production, outlined the way in which the spirit of the age is reacting on the work of modern dramatists. This evening's talk deals with the reciprocal effect, that of modem drama on the public. It will attempt to show how far the drama has proved to be significant as a social force and as a social activity. An aspect of this is the extraordinary growth in the number and the standard of local and especially of village dramatic societies. Next week Mr. Kingsley Martin, the Editor of The New Statesman and Natron, will give the first of a series of four talks on the development of the Press in the last thirty years.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
CHERUBINI'S long life overlapped those of the great Bach's sons and of Tchaikovsky. thus linking up nearly two centuries of music. His own work covered almost as wide a field as that long period suggests, and it is all immensely dignified andsincere, singularly free of any mannerisms or of pandering to the popular taste of his age. Beethoven looked up to him as the greatest living composer for the stage, foreseeing the influence for good which his work was bound to have on the whole course of opera. Lodoiska was produced in Paris in 1791 ; it was one of his most brilliant successes there. The scene is laid in Poland, in the turbulent times of long ago. Lodoiska is a fair lady who is carried off by the fierce Durlinsky : her lover, Floresky, in trying to rescue her, is also made prisoner. The lady scorns her captor's advances, and is on the point of being burned alive, when Floresky's faithful Tartars storm the castle and free both him and her. Cherubini made use of the same story, with very slight variation, in a later opera, Faninka, produced in Vienna in 1806. JEAN PIERRE DUPORT was the elder of two brothers who were both eminent 'cellists.
When Mozart made his acquaintance, on a visit to King Friedrioh Wilhehn II, at Potsdam, Duport was the king's 'cello master and conductor of his private band-one which included a number of first-rate players. Mozart was made warmly welcome by the King, who had been looking forward eagerly to his visit; Duport was not so friendly, anyhow, after Mozart had given a frank criticism of the orchestra he conducted. ' If the gentlemen played together, the effect would be better,' was his reply, when the King invited his opinion. It might have been by way of making amends for that that he composed this set of nine variations on a minuet by Duport: written for pianoforte solo, they are among the freshest and most spontaneous of his lighter pieces. Robert Barclay Wilson , who has arranged them for small orchestra, is no stranger to B.B.C. listeners. A well-equipped musician whose scholarly researches among old music have revived a number of fine things from unmerited neglect, he has been represented in our programmes also by original work of his own.
A BRILLIANT pianist and organist as well as composer, Joseph Jongen was born at Liege, in 1873, and studied music at the Conservatoire there. Ho competed twice for the Prix de Rome. the first time in 1895, when he gained the second prize, and again two years later, winning the coveted award with his Cantata Comala. In the same year the Belgian Academy awarded him another prize for Pianoforte Trio. Jongen then gave up the post of assistant Professor in the counterpoint class of the Liège Conservatoire, in order to travel in Germany, France, and Italy. From 1902 until the outbreak of war, he was a professor at Liege, coming to this country with his family in 1914 ; he took part in many concerts and- recitals here as pianist and organist, and composed a number of his most successful pieces, including this suite for small orchestra. He is now Principal of the Conservatoire of Brussels.
HENRY HALL'S GLENEAGLES HOTEL BAND, from
THE ADELPHI HOTEL, LIVERPOOL