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: ' NEW WAYS FOR HARD TIMES ' —XVI

Mrs. WOOD : ' In the House '

: EDWARD O'HENRY

At THE ORGAN Of TUSSAUD'S CINEMA

: Experimental Transmission for the Radio

Research Board by the Fultograph Process

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Nature Study
Mr. ERIC PARKER : Round the Countryside-
I, The Return of the Migrants '

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Eric Parker

: Music

Sir WALFORD DAVIES (2.30 Juniors ; 3.0 Seniors)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: French

Monsieur E. M. STEPHAN : 'Early Stages in French '-I

Contributors

Unknown: Monsieur E. M. Stephan

: A Light Concert

THE STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Directed by GUY DAINES
(From Edinburgh) (a) Song
(b) A.D. 1620

Contributors

Directed By: Guy Daines

: THE GROSVENOR HOUSE ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOSEPH MEEUS
From GROSVENOR HOUSE, PARK LANE

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Meeus

: The Children's Hour

'THE OPEN ROAD' from
' The Wind in the Willows '
(Kenneth Grahame )
Arranged as a Dialogue Story
With Incidental Music played by ERNEST LUSH

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Played By: Ernest Lush

: ' The First News '

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

: The Foundations of Music

DEBUSSY'S PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by LAFFITTE
Images (1st series)
Reflets dans l'eau; Hommage à Rameau; Mouvement .

: Vaudeville

ANDREE CONTI
Pianoforte Impressions
HAVER and LEE
The Fun Racketeers
FLORENCE DESMOND
Impersonations
RONALD GOURLEY
Whistling Solos
STAINLESS STEPHEN
Comedian
VIOLET MARTIN
Contralto
MURRAY ASHFORD and EDGAR SAWYER
Entertainers
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL will play during the programme

Contributors

Pianoforte: Andree Conti
Contralto: Violet Martin
Contralto: Murray Ashford
Contralto: Edgar Sawyer
Directed By: Henry Hall

: 'ARTISTS AT WORK '— II

'Sculpture '— A dialogue between Mr. STANLEY CASSON and Mr. FRANK DOBSON
A WELL-KNOWN writer on art, discussing the work of Frank Dobson , has said : ' Whether we like it or not, we must admit that it is true sculpture and pure sculpture.' In other words, it is what the plain man calls ' modern.' Highly experimental in intention, highly individual in expression, Mr. Dobson's art invites comment. Every critic, professional and amateur, has had his say about it. Now it is Mr. Dobson's turn. He is first of a group of distinguished artists who are to ' explain themselves' before the microphone, with Mr. Stanley Casson as their interlocutor.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Stanley Casson
Unknown: Mr. Frank Dobson
Unknown: Frank Dobson
Unknown: Mr. Stanley Casson

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
THELMA BRYAN (Pianoforte)
BAND
Overture, Der Freischutz (The Marksman) Weber
OF the many instances of musical families covering two or more generations, few are more distinguished or of more importance than the Scarlatti family. It begins with a certain Pietro, who may have been a musician, since all his children grew up to be musicians. But at least he was the father of Alessandro, born in 1659, and of his two brothers, Francesco and Tommaso, while Domenico, the son of Alessandro, was his grandson.
There were also other Scarlattis, but we are concerned only with the two greatest, Alessandro and his son DQmenico, the latter of whom composed the sonatas being played tonight. Alessandro was an opera composer, and his right to be considered one of the most important composers in the history of opera is well-established. He wrote more than a hundred operas, as well as a large number of masses and other works, and though nothing but a few arias from the operas are now heard, his influence upon the opera in his day was very powerful, extending far into the century following that of his death.
Domenico, his son, was born in Naples in October, 1685, a vintage year, for both Bach and Handel had been born a few months before.
Having so able a musician for his father to teach him, Domenico's talent was soon revealed. He was sent to Rome, and then to Venice, ' since Rome,' as his father said, ' has no roof to shelter music that lies here in beggary. This son of mine is an eagle whose wings are grown; he ought not to stay idle in the nest, and I ought not to hinder his flight.'
Domenico also wrote operas, but his great claim to fame lies in his harpsichord music. He is said to be the founder of modern keyboard execution, and, by his study of the peculiar characteristic of the harpsichord, a pioneer of the free style in composing keyboard music. His compositions for the harpsichord number many hundreds, but modern interest centres mainly in the sonatas, of which some sixty are available in published form.

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Pianoforte: Thelma Bryan

: DANCE MUSIC

JACK HARRIS 'S BAND, from GROSVENOR HOUSE,
PARK LANE

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Harris








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