Professor S. J. COWELL : Eating for Health '
Professor S. J.
At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL, KINGSTON-ON-
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
. Nature Study
Mr. ERIC PARKER : Round the Countryside--
VII, Summer Butterflies'
Sir WALFORD DAVIES : 'Chorded Rhythms and Rounds’ (2.30 Juniors; 3.0 Seniors)
Monsieur E. M. STEPHAN : ‘Early Stages in French '—VII
Monsieur E. M.
Mr. GERALD HEARD: ‘Man and his Mind-I,
Directed by JOSEPH MEEUS
From GROSVENOR HOUSE, PARK LANE
2nd Day of Request Week
‘THE TOYTOWN MYSTERY'
(S. G. Hulme Beaman )
With Incidental Music
Played by THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers , at 0.30
Played by VICTOR HELY -
Fantasia or Sonata, Op. 78
3. Allegro moderato. 4. Allegretto
Scherzo in B Flat
Scherzo in E Flat
' QCHUBERT has produced model songs,'
Richard Wagner said on one occasion, ' but that is no reason for us to accept his pianoforte sonatas or his ensemble pieces as really solid work, no more than we need accept Weber's songs, his pianoforte quartet or the trio with a fluto because of his wonderful operas. Schumann's enthusiasm for Schubert's trios and the like was a mystery to Mendelssohn. I remember Mendelssohn speaking to me of the note of Viennese bonhomie which runs through those things of Schubert's. Curiously enough, Liszt still likes to play Schubert. I cannot account for it; that Divertissement a ]a Hongroise verges on triviality, no matter how it is played.'
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
LAURENCE HOLMES (Baritone)
Major G. ST. J. ORDE BROWNE , O.B.E.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Three Famous Poems
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
' It is curious that all the literary men of our day feel the same about music. Balzac abhorred it, Hugo cannot endure it. Lamartine has a horror of it ! ' So wrote Jules de Goncourt in 1800, and the same might be said of almost any literary age from that of Charles Lamb , who was almost ribald about the sister art, to our own, which is thick with heretics.
The poet is, as a rule, fiercest in his denunciation of music, for the plain reason that having created what he reasonably considers a work of art rhythmically and emotionally complete, he is resentful of the musician who lays hands on his lily with the intention of gilding it. But even poets cannot have it both ways, and it is questionably open to doubt whether, for example, Maeterlinck is not, however reluctantly, deeply indebted to Debussy for such immortality (as Pelleas and Melisande may achieve, while the lyric writers from Herrick to Housman without contradiction live in the lay mind more vigorously in song than out of it. One may conclude, therefore, that in the world of poetry there is no elixir to touch music in prolonging life. And, in any case, whatever Scott, Cowper and Tennyson may, given the chance, have thought of the use of their verses in these musical settings, there is no denying that they are among the successful collaborations of poet and composer to produce a well-proportioned work of art.
BERTiNi and his BAND, from the TOWER BALLROOM, WINTER GARDENS, BLACKPOOL