A Reading by the Hon. DAVID TENNANT from
' Clayhanger ' (Arnold Bennett)
DAPHNE BETTGER (Soprano)
THE NEW HARMONIC TRIO :
ELEANOR HEINE (Violin); KATHLEEN JACOBS
(Violoncello) ; JOYCE KADISH (Pianoforte)
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
Mr. J. A. WHITE : 'Empires, Movements and Nations-VI, United States of America '
Mr. J. A.
Mademoiselle CAMILLE VIÈRE and Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN : Une Promenade en Batoau '
DAVID WISE (Violin)
MABEL NUTLAND (Pianoforte)
Sonata No. 8, in G (Op. 30, No. 3)..
Beethoven Allegro assai ; Tempo di Menuetto ma motto moderato e grazioso ; Allegro Vivaco
From The Dorchester Hotel
Piano Solos by CECIL DIXON
' Packed by Mistake' (H. M. Stepten-Smith ) Another Mortimer Batten Story , ' Little Brown
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
sung by ANNE THURSFIELD (Soprano)
Morgens stoh ich auf und frage (in the Morning I arise and ask)
Verratene Liebe (Love betrayed)
Das verlassene Miigdalein (The-forsaken Lass)
Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden (Dear
Cradle of my Sorrows)
Stiindehen (Serenade) Loreley (Loreley)
Waldesgespräch (Forest Legend)
THROUGHOUT his life as a com-
JL poser Schumann was scarcely ever free from the grip of one possessive enthusiasm after another. First it was music for the pianoforte, then songs, then chamber music, and after that music for the orchestra, and while he was under the domination of one enthusiasm, he paid attention to no other. Thus, until he was thirty he had composed scarcely anything but piano music and no songs at all. Indeed, he had at that time little esteem for the song. ' All my life,' he had once written, ' I have put vocal music on a lower level than instrumental, and have never regarded it as a great art,' and this in the face of his great admiration for Schubert who, scarcely a dozen years in his grave, had raised the song to what Schumann must have realised was an art that could not be regarded as otherwise than great. However, lie atoned and very fully atoned; for the songs Schumann did presently compose are amongst the most beautiful in the repertory of song.
Practically all Schumann's songs were written in his thirtieth year, 1840, and for the most part of that year he composed nothing but songs -amounting to more than a hun'dred. They were the outpourings of happiness; he was truly in an ecstasy, for it was at last agreed that he should marry his belo.ved Clara. ' Oh, Clara, what bliss to write songs,' he writes to her in February; again a little later, ' Without such a sweetheart, one cannot compose such music'; and once more, in May, ' I can't help it, I should like to sing myself to death like a nightingale.' In September Schumann was married to Clara Wieck , and in that joy, as with the nightingale, the ecstatic singer made for a time no more songs.
Mr. VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON : ' Form I—Presenting a Subject'
in aid of The Variety Artists' Benevolent
THE Command Variety Performance at the Palladium has come to be an annual review of the best in Vaudeville. This year the All Star Cast includes nine turns familiar to listeners-striking evidence of the representative excellence of broadcast vaudeville. Leonard Henry will act as the link between the turns, and between the Palladium and the radio audience. An exciting Grand Finale will include many old favourites and the youngest star of to-day, Little Doreen , the thirteen-year-old xylophonist. So past, present and future will be represented in a programme designed to delight their Majesties the King and Queen, and demonstrate that variety, has never been
.. more alive than to-day.
, at 9.0
The Rt. Hon. Sir ERIC GEDDES ,
AT the age of fifty-seven
Sir Eric Geddes can look back on an exceptionally long ladder successfully scaled. Born in India, and educated in Scotland, he served an apprenticeship of hard work in American, Indian and English railways. During the War he was Director General of Army transportation in France and then Minister of Transport. Now he directs the destinies of the Dunlop Rubber Company and Imperial Airways.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GEN
ERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Roy Fox and his BAND, from MoN
, at 11.30