' Using Leisure for Human Body Building,' by a DOCTOR of MEDICINE
Directed by JOHN BRIDGE
(Relayed from North Regional)
by T. W. NORTH
From THE CHURCH of THE MESSIAH, BIRMINGHAM
Professor WINIFRED CULLIS , C.B.E.: ' Your Body every Day-VI, Muscles and How they Work '-I
Mr.S. P. B Mais: ... 'More Books I Like-VI, Traffics and Discoveries'
Mr.S. P. B
Conducted by TOBIAS MATTHAY and Sir DAN GODFREY
VIVIAN LANGRISH (Pianoforte)
From THE PAVILLON, BOURNEMOUTH
(In one Movement)
(Conducted by The COMPOSER)
A LTHOUGH Professor Matthay's name appears but seldom on programmes, his influence has made itself felt, anonymously, in a great deal of the broadcast pianoforte music. As a teacher, his famo extends all over the world, and no pianist may claim to know his instrument fully until he has at least some acquaintance with the Matthay method. As a pupil of the Royal Academy he won the Sterndale Bennett scholarship, and soon afterwards found himself on the staff there. He was among the few youthful and ardent spirits who made it possible for Sir Alexander Mackenzie to restore the Academy to the old position as a great teaching institution which it had been in danger of losing. Professor Matthay retained his connection with the Academy until 1925, although as early as 1900 he had established his own school. He now devotes himself solely to it, and to the furthering of the principles he has evolved for himself, on which the player's technique rests. He has written a number of books of the first iinportance on pianoforte-playing.
At THE ORGAN of THE BEAUFORT CINEMA
From WASHIWOOD HEATH, BIRMINGHAM
The Third of 'Little Talks about Big Composers,' written and told by Sir FREDERIC COWEN
Selections by GENIAL JEMIMA
A Story, ' Bravest "to Run Away ' (Sercombe Griffin )
WEATHER FORECAST,FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
ENGLISH SONGS from the Twelfth to the Twentieth Century
Sung by JOHN MOREL
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Suzanna Morley , Sweet Nymph (Published 1509) Dowland, I say my Ladye weep (Published 16.00)
Lawes (1595-1662), I long, to sing the Siege of Troy
Cromwellian Era (popularâ1649-16G0),
Love lies bleeding
Restoration Era (popular 1660), Lilliburlero
Purcell (1058-1693), The fatal Hour
BYRD, by the publication of his Psalms, Sonnets and Songs of 8adncs and Piehe, in the year of the Armada, led the way in the production of secular music which made his day the madrigal era. And it is clear from internal evidence that before his day, solo song with instrumental accompaniment had been popular in England; many of his wore obviously meant for one voice with four viols.
Dowland, the acknowledged master in the Lutenist School, was among the world's great song writers, and Henry Lawes , who used a new method of 'words with just note and accent' prepared the way for Purcell's consummation of the art of wedding verso and music. Secular music flourished under the Commonwealth, and Cromwell was one of its patrons. The harm which the Puritans have long been accused of inflicting on music is by no means borne out by research.
Sir DANIEL HALL , K.C.B., F.R.S., Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture
Sir WILLIAMBEVERIDGE, K.C.B. : The Family and the l'opulation Question '
Relayed from The QUEEN'S HALL, LONDON
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT - .
ALFRED CORTOT. the French pianist, was born in Nyon. He had his first pianoforte lessons from his sisters, and then entered the Conservatoire as a pupil of Descombes, one of Chopin's last pupils. After a few years, Cortot won first prize at the Conservatoire, which led to engagements at the Colonne and Lamoureux Concerts; from 1902-1911 he was assistant conductor and director of the chorus at Bayreuth. In 1911 he founded a Concert Society in Paris and conducted the orchestra, and at the Nouveau Theatre he produced for the first time in Paris, Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, The Twilight of the Gods, and Parsifal, Beethoven's Mass in D, Liszt's St. Elizabeth, Brahms's Requiem, and several new works. In 1907 he was appointed director of the most advanced pianoforte course at the Paris Conservatoire. He made his debut in London at a Symphony Concert in the Queen's Hall, in 1914. During the War Cortot joined the staff of General Gallierii as organizer to the Military Hospitals for all concerts and entertainments. and in 1916 he became Director of Artistic Decentralization abroad. After the War, the French Government sent him to the United States, where lie was enthusiastically welcomed.
IN the last and biggest of his five pianoforte concertos, the so-called ' Emperor,' Beethoven made several innovations on the traditional form. But the listener who has noted the melodies of the orchestral introduction will have no difficulty in following the course of the first movement after the soloist enters ; it is very big and splendid Beethoven, but in no way difficult to understand. The slow movement is in effect a series of free variations on a simple and dignified melody, and the last movement is a brilliant rondo, which is linked with the slow movement by a very beautiful transition passage, The theme heard at the outset, gay and swift-footed, sets the pace for a movement which is throughout in Beethoven's brightest good spirits.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL
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