Miss E. M. DELAFIELD : Some Exciting Books'
Miss E. M.
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema, Elephant and Castle
From The Piccadilly Hotel
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
' What wo say and what we write '
Mr. J. R. FIRTH : The Pleasures of Language—
I, Playing with Sounds and Words '
Mr. J. R.
Professor WINIFRED CULLIS , C.B.E. : 'Your Body Every Day-IX, How we keep ourselves
Warm or Cool '
Conductor, Sir DAN GODFREY
JEAN GENNIN (Flute)
From The Pavilion, Bournemouth
, at 4.45
At The Organ of The Beaufort Cinema,
Washwood Heath , Birmingham
Songs by GEORGE PARKER
More about Brer Rabbit by ETHEL MALDEN
' Gerry learns to Concentrate,' by KIT HIGSON
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
KEYBOARD WORKS OF DOMENICO SCARLATTI
Played by DOROTHY HOGBEN Sonata in B minor (No. 15) (Fifty Harpsichord Lessons)
Sonata in A (No. 15) (Early Italian Music)
Sonata in D, Presto No. 1
Sonata in B minor BourrÃ©e (No. 23) (Fifty Harpsichord Lessons)
Courante in F minor (No. 9)
Sonata in A, Wilhelmina (Early Italian Music) (No. 17)
Mr. HERBERT Kay : ' The Clothing Trades'
Mr. DAVID BLACK : The Live Pig-the Basic
Raw Material of the Industry '
A discussion between Sir Oswald Mosley, Bart., and Miss Megan Lloyd George, M.P.
Miss Megan Lloyd
SIR WALFORD DAVIES
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
One of the chief events of this concert is the appearance of the distinguished French pianist, Alfred Cortot , in Schumann's Pianoforte Concerto in A minor. Actually, Cortot was born in Switzerland, and according to International law he would be considered a Swiss subject, but as both his parents were French, and Paris has been his home since a child of three, one can hardly call him anything else but French. At an early age Cortot entered the National Conservatoire of Music and studied the piano under Descombes, who, it is interesting to note, was one of Chopin's last pupils. In 1896 Cortot carried off with great distinction a first prize at the Conservatoire which prepared the way for his debut at the Colonne and Lamoureux Concerts, and it was not many years before he secured an international reputation as a concert pianist.
Despite these : activities, Cortot found time to interest himself in conducting, and in 1902 he was appointed assistant conductor at
Bayreuth, where he became intimate with Felix Mottl and Hans Riehter. At the Nouveau Theatre Cortot produced for the first time in Paris Wagner's Tristan and Isolda, The Twilight of the Gods, and Parsival, Beethoven's Mass in D, Brahms's Requiem, and a number of other important works. In 1905 Cortot founded the now world-famous trio with Casals and Thibaud.
It was not until the year of the War that he came to England and played before an English audience at a Queen's Hall Symphony Concert. Since that time he has been a regular and much-sought-after visitor. One cannot but feel the highest admiration for the way in which Cortot has worked for the good of his art and fellow artists.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. W. SUTTON PAGE : India'
A First Anniversary Programme by THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
Exactly a year ago the new B.B.C. Dance
Orchestra, directed by Henry Hall , broadcast for the first time. The band then was completely new, with only three weeks' rehearsal behind it. In tonight's first anniversary programme the director and his fourteen players celebrate with a programme of current favourites played in the style they have achieved after broadcasting 8,000 tunes in 500 hours after 1,200 hours' rehearsal. Nearly half these tunes have been British. The tunes they play and the way they play them have grown steadily in popular favour, and after a year's hard' work the band is the most popular now broadcasting.
Roy Fox and his Band, from The Kit-Cat Restaurant
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)