Mr. CLIFFORD C. PATERSON : 'Science and Employment'
Mr. Clifford C.
At THE ORGAN of THE TOWER BALLROOM,
(From North Regional)
From THE REGAL, MARBLE ARCH
Miss RHODA POWER : Interlude II : ' The Children of Israel
JEAN POUGNET (Violin)
BETTY HUMBY (Pianoforte)
Mademoiselle CAMILLE VIÈRE and Monsieur
. STÉPHAN : 'Un Pique-Nique '
The BREARLEY STRING QUARTET
THE Russian publisher, Belaiev, who founded the celebrated publishing house that bears his name, was one of the most remarkable of those men who helped to make modern Russian muse a European influence. Cultured and wealthy, he collected round him the principal Russian composers of his day, and without seeking profit or stinting expense, he published lavishly and intelligently all the music these men chose to write. Helaiev's publishing activities may be said to have endowed a school and advanced a nation.
Many of these composers, anxious to make a gesture of their gratitude, made a habit of paying homage to Belaiev in the form of certain compositions written to be performed on the Friday evenings when they customarily met at the house of their hospitable publisher. These compositions, mostly in the form of chamber music, were labours of love and are in consequeuce charming rather than important. The collection of these little works, of which there are sixteen in all, and to which Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov, Glazounov, Borodin, Sokolov. amongst others, contributed, were subsequently published under the title of Les Vendredis.
Directed by Frank Cantell
(From Midland Regional)
Piano Solos by CECIL DIXON
' The Cairns of the Scree ' (Mortimer Batten)
Various Songs by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD
A Talk on Cornish Smugglers by A. K. HAMILTON-JENKIN
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
CHOPIN'S PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by LESLIE ENGLAND
Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20
Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31
' Doctors' Difficulties' — II, by a Physician
Mr. HUGH LAST: 'Rome—I, Rome's Contribution to the Roman Empire'
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN, followed by Topical Talk
The Hon. HAROLD NICOLSON : To a low-brow'
IT was only fair, after Mr. Priestley's talk to the high-brow last Monday, that somebody should be asked to address a. few equally plain words to his opposite member. Low-brow is, of course, a purely negative term, applied to everybody who is not a high-brow. Low-browism is by far the more popular pose-the safety-first attitude of the man who doesn't know or care anything about art, but who calls a spade a spade and thinks that not only every picture but every book should tell a story ; who is, in short, either too busy or too lazy or too sensible or too stupid to bother about becoming a high-brow. We understand that there is now a definite cult of the low-brow among tho most up-to-date high-brows; Bloomsbury condescends to join hands with Balham, Biggleswade, and Blackpool in the enjoyment of detective stories or a Laurel and Hardy film. Thus, one way or another, most of us will find it easy to identify ourselves with tunight's Unnamed Listener.'
JOSEPHINE WRAY (Soprano)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
JOSEF SUK is one of the leading Czech composers, and although London has heard little more than his chamber music, he has composed a good deal in other forms, particularly for orchestra. He was born in 1874, and came under the influence of Dvorak, whose pupil he was, and whose daughter he married. The quality of his music is lyrical, and his idiom classical. Schubert, Brahms, and of course Dvorak are his models. His technique is brilliant, while his mood as often leans towaiJs a passionate melancholy as to the poetic fantasy which is his natural inheritance. Suk was fur some years a member of the celebrated Bohemian String Quartet, and is now Director of the Prague Conservatoire.
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