From ' When Two or Three,' page 90
Miss SYBIL BACH: Austria '
At The Organ of The Beaufort Cinema,
Washwood Heath , Birmingham
Leader, Frank Thomas
Relayed from The National Museum of Wales,
(West Regional Programme)
ROYAL OPERA ORCHESTRA, Covent Garden, conducted by JOHN BARBIHOLLI
Professor EILEEN POWER: Trade Ties the World Together '
MARJORIE HAYWARD (Violin)
O'CONNOR MORRIS (Pianoforte)
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN : ' Le Chômage '
Monsieur E. M.
Directed by HENRY HALL
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Piano Solos by CECIL Dixon
A New Zoo Talk by HELEN SIDEBOTHAM
Various Songs by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD
'Hector Hokkibatz goes out to Tea ' (
Norman Hunter )
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
BRAHMS' SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Played by ADILA FACHIRI and KATHLEEN LONG
Sonata for Violin and Pianoforte in A, Op. 100
All three of the Sonatas for violin and pianoforte which Brahms left can fairly claim to be favourites alike with performers and audiences. They are all admirably laid out to display the best qualities of both instruments, and it is often said that the violin parts might have been written by a violinist, so well does each one ' play itself,' in the phrase used by fiddlers. The first was not published until 1880—his forty-seventh year, though we know that when he went to Schumann, with an introduction from Joachim, years earlier, a violin sonata was among the music he took with him. The first, in G major, to be played on Thursday, is certainly a work which shows him arrived at the full maturity of his powers, and in his most genial and kindly mood. It has the special interest of being closely associated with two of his songs-' Regenlied ' (Song of the Rain) and ' Nachklang ' (Echo) : the last movement begins with a theme like that used in the song to suggest the dripping rain. In the second Sonata we have one of Brahms' interesting experiments in design. It will be remembered that the slow movement and the Scherzo alternate one with the other, to form only one movement. The first is a smoothly-flowing movement in amiable mood, with the pianoforte beginning the theme, and the last is a gracious Allegretto in place of the more bustling and energetic Finale which Brahms often gives us.
Mr. BONAMY DOBRÉE, O.B.E.
One of the most eminent scientists of the day pays his weekly visit to the microphone to explain the application of the latest scientific discoveries, and their relation to previous knowledge. Expert information in understandable form from a first-rate broadcaster.
Presented by Professor R. Coupland, C.I.E. (Beit Professor of Colonial History in the University of Oxford)
This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the Parliamentary struggle for slave emancipation carried on by Wilberforce and Buxton. Professor Coupland tells tonight the story of the struggle that began when Buxton tabled his first motion in 1823, and ended in 1833, after ten years of incessant labour.
By Sir WALFORD DAVIES
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
10.25 'Many are the sayings of the wise,' from ' Samson Agonistes ' (Milton), read by MICHAEL REDGRAVE
HARRY Roy and his BAND, relayed from the Cafe Anglais
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)