Mrs. WOOD: ‘ On the Commons '
At THE ORGAN OF TUSSAUD’S CINEMA
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
Research Board by the Fultograph Process
Mr. ERIC PARKER : Round the Country-side-
IV, Stoats and Weasels '
Sir WALFORD Davies : ‘Picking out Rhythms at the Keyboard ' (2.30 Juniors ; 3.0 Seniors)
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN with Mademoiselle
COUSTENOBLE: Early Stages in French-IV
Monsieur E. M.
' That Women's Dress is more reasonable than
Proposed by Miss NORAH CRAMPTON
Opposed by Dr. J. C. FLUGEL
Dr. J. C.
Directed by FRANK CANTELL
(Relayed from Birmingham)
Pancake Day at Great Pagwell or I The Unintentional Triumph of Professor
Branestawn (Norman Hunter )
With interludes on the Banjo, Mandoline and Lute, played by MARIO DE PIETRO
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
HAYDN PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by REGINALD PAUL
Monsieur E. M. STEPHAN
Monsieur E. M.
BROWN and ROBERTS
Songs with Banjo Accompaniment
FAGAN and SMALL
Comedy Concoctions with Guitar Accompaniment
LESTER and CLEAVERE
J. H. GILLMAN 'S STREET BAND
(Banjo, Trumpet, Saxophone and Piano-Accordion)
DANIEL DEACON and PARTNER
Violin and Harmonium Solos
Two Pianos, two to sing and all of them to talk
Mr. KINGSLEY MARTIN; The Influence of the Press'
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
TREVOR WATKINS (Tenor) (Conducted by THE COMPOSER) COMPOSED specially for military band-not an arrangement of orchestral music-this piece was written in the autumn of 1930, and played for the first time by the B.B.C. in April last year. It is dedicated to Edward Clark. Bush has told us himself that it presents a modern, slightly jazzy, content in a classical framework-the form of the first movement of a symphony. Pianist as well as composer, he is a Londoner by birth and education. A student of the Royal Academy of Music from his eighteenth until his twenty-second year (1918-1922), he was a composition pupil of John Ireland's till 1927 ; he looks on that as having been of the greatest value and importance to him. His teachers for pianoforte have been Lily West, Moiseiwitsch, and Schnabcl. Since 1928 ho has been studying off and on in Germany, but has now settled down permanently in London ; he is a Professor at the R.A.M., and a member of the committee which selects the British works for submission to the Jury of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Several pieces of his have already been broadcast, notably a String Quartet, a Symphonic Impression for Orchestra, and Five Pieces for Strings, Clarinet and Horn. IT was Balakirev who founded the Russian school which included Cesar Cui, Mussorgsky,
Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin. These men together launched the famous movement which put Russia so definitely on the map that, with the exception of Wagner's, no influence has more emphatically made its mark on modern music than theirs. Balakirev's watchful care of them was neatly summed up by Borodin ; he said : ' as long as we were eggs of one laying (meaning Balakirev's) we were very much alike; only when the chicks were hatched did each have its different plumage and fly off in its own chosen direction.' But throughout their careers, all those younger composers-and others, too, like Tchaikovsky-were glad to acknowledge their debt to his inspiration, and Russia undoubtedly owes him a great deal. His own music-there is not much of it-is of superb quality, rich, vivid, and picturesque ; it has been well said of it, of Islamey as much as of any, that it lies on the fringe of immortality. Originally a pianoforte piece, it has been brilliantly transcribed for military band by R. J. F. Howgill .
R. J. F.
AMBROSE'S BLUE LYRES, from THE DORCHESTER