Relayed from The West End Cinema, Birmingham
At The Organ of The Beaufort Cinema,
Washwood Heath , Birmingham
Directed by RAYMOND A. GODDERE
Relayed from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
2.30 World History
Miss RHODA POWER:' Yoshitsume and Yoritomo, the Japanese Heroes '
Lilly Phillips (Violoncello) Anne Mukte (Pianoforte)
Mademoiselle CAMILLE VIÈRE : ' Poèmes et Musique '
Arranged by H. Mouton
THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
At The Organ of The Tower Ballroom,
(North Regional Programme)
Piano Solos by CECIL DIXON
The Coons of the Old Baswood (Mortimer Batten)
St. Martin's Ie Grand, from ' Potted London,' by Will OWEN
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
CHOPIN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by LESLIE ENGLAND
Sonata in C minor, Op. 4 (Posth.)
1. Allegro maestoso ; 2. Menuetto : Allegretto ; 3. Larghetto ; 4. Finale : Presto
Chopin's Sonata No. 1 in C minor was composed in 1828 when the composer was eighteen years of age, but it was not published until after his death in 1851. It is, however, little more than a good student's exercise with quite an attractive slow movement and minuetto.
Chopin did not attempt another full-dress sonata until twelve years later when he produced the Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor. Now Chopin is often characterised as a composer of essentially effeminate music, because of its preponderance of grace, gentleness, and of a certain limpid sentiment. That he could be masculine in the sense of constructing music on a big style and of expressing powerful and turbulent emotions is evidenced by this fine sonata, which for imagination and constructive skill is one of the finest specimens of nineteenth century romantic music. The last sonata, No. 3 in B minor, appeared in 1845, but while the wealth and beauty of the melodic ideas are almost on a level with those of the B flat minor sonata, there is a considerable falling-oft in constructive power.
Mr. R. ELLIS ROBERTS
Mr. R. Ellis
Mr. GEOFFREY SAINSBURY : 'Nietzsche '
To be given before an audience in the Concert
Hall, Broadcasting House
THE KUTCHER STRING QUARTET:
SAMUEL KUTCHER (Violin); FREDERICK GRINKE (Violin); RAYMOND JEREMY (Viola); DOUGLAS CAMERON (Violoncello)
WILLIAM MURDOCH (Pianoforte)
SAMUEL KUTCHER , RAYMOND JEREMY , DOUGLAS CAMERON and WILLIAM MURDOCH
In the spring of 1842 Schumann made an exhaustive study of the string quartets of Mozart and Beethoven, and then in less than five weeks ho wrote three quartets of his own, which, however, were afterwards modified and altered.
One day when Schumann was hard at work on . these quartets Mendelssohn, to whom they are dedicated, asked him to accompany him on a walk, but Schumann refused, and when he gave Mendelssohn the reason, the latter replied : ' Oh ! You would have been much better employed walking with us ! ' A kindly-meant jest which Schumann did not altogether appreciate !
Arnold Bax's String Quartet in G major was written in 1918. and whereas the composer's earlier compositions suffer perhaps from over-complexity of style, this work shows the commencement of a mature style characterised by its relative conciseness and clarity. The first movement is a fine piece of writing, and the treatment Qf the very attractive thematic material is full of interest and charm. The slow movement is extremely beautiful, both in melody and harmony, and the finale, which is in the form of a rondo, is pervaded with the spirit of the Irish jig.
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(Brahms's Pianoforte Quintet in F minor will be included in the portion of the programme which will not be broadcast)
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Sir RAYMOND GKWIN : ' A Proposal for a National
This provocative series has so far been descriptive of housing conditions as they exist. Mr. Howard Marshall 's eye-witness accounts have been supplemented by housing authorities and building trade officials, so that the housing problem has been put to the listener from every point of view. This week Sir Raymond Unwin makes a constructive suggestion towards solution. He will outline his proposal for a National Housing Board that will take housing policy away from political control and vest it in an organisation to deal with it in the manner of a public service.
A Musical Cruise
Book and Lyrics by Henrik Ege
Music by Norman Hackforth
(By permission of Gaumont British picture Corporation, Ltd)
Other members of the crew The Carlyle Cousins
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and John Watt
Humour and sentiment of the cruising craze are the subject of this amusing light show. Estranged lovers re-uniting, Blackpool 'folk' in Gibraltar, American tourists 'jest crazy' about everything, all appear with effect in Henrik Ege's well-written book and lyrics, tunefully set by Norman Hackforth, presented by an attractive east of Radio favourites.
Book and lyrics:
An American Lady:
Her American Husband:
Maudie (a good sailor):
Gertie (not so good):
A Superior Young Lady:
Her Young Husband:
An Elderly Gentleman:
Peter (a jilted lover):
Daphne (the girl who jilted him):
A Ship's Officer:
HARRY Roy and his BAND, relayed from THE CAFÉ
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)