From ' When Two or Three', page 90
Mr. Wilfrid Roberts
THE second broadcast in this series will concern the hill shepherd, and listeners will hear something of the fells or moors on which he spends his lonely life with his dog and sheep. In this place he only receives letters once a week, in that place once a month. He is at the mercy of the weather, in danger of snowstorms. But for him and his sagacious companion, his flock might be decimated, even lost altogether; and how few lambs would survive. Wilfrid Roberts paints a vivid word picture of these men in their rough garb with wind-burnt faces and twinkling eyes, and one can visualise them cupping a flaring match to a pipe on a windy night, or listening with their dogs to a sermon in some church hut on a hill on a Sunday morning. Their ability to know their sheep one from another is little less marvellous than the intelligence of their dogs - an intelligence known to Londoners owing to the Sheepdog Trials of recent years in Hyde Park, the attendances at which have shown how town-dwellers are interested in things of the country.
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
BEN DATE (baritone)
MABEL SULLY (pianoforte)
A Miscellaneous Programme
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Leo Blech : Overture, A calm Sea and prosperous Voyage (Mendelssohn)
Victor Ricardo and his Orchestra :
Sailor's Adventure (Rathke)
Raymond Newell (Baritone) with Chorus: We're all bound to go ; Johnny come down to Hilo; Hog's Eye Man
Jeanette MacDonald : Beyond the blue horizon (Robin, Whiting, Harling)
The Grand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Honegger: Pacific 231 (Honeggcr)
Victor Ricardo and his Orchestra:
On a local Train Journey (Rathke)
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra:
Drop me off at Harlem
Cab Calloway and his Orchestra:
Directed by Frank Cantell
AMINA LUCCHESI (violin)
MARGERY CUNNINGHAM (pianoforte)
THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Directed by Guy DAINES
(Scottish Regional Programnu)
directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
The Well-Tempered Klavier-II (1744)
Played by FRANK MERRICK
Prelude and Fugue No. 25 in C; No 26 in C minor ; No. 27 in C sharp ; No 28 in C sharp minor; No. 29 in D
BACH'S famous biographer, Spitta, has well said that The Well-Tempered Clavier reflects the whole of the Cothen period of Bach's life with its peace and contemplation, its deep and solemn self collectedness.' The Well-Tempered Klavier, comprising 48 Preludes and Fugues, is supposed to have been written when Bach was residing in a place where there were no musical instruments ; which means that Bach conceived the whole work on paper. Bach said that his ' Preludes and Fugues 4-n every tone and semitone ' were ' for the use and profit of young musicians anxious to learn, and as a pastime for others already expert in the art '. Yet despite the fact that he really devised them as instructional exercises for his own pupils as well as for the establishment of the tempered scale, the music is full of vitality and spontaneous beauty of ideas. It was an instance of inspired academicism.
Mr. 1. M. PARSONS
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
THIS series now takes a new turn.
During the autumn, Arthur Bryant , assisted by Professor H. J. Fleure , analysed our national character from a historical point of view and gave listeners composite portraits of traditional British types. Now, for the next four Mondays, listeners will hear of the characteristics of the Englishman; of the Scot ; of the Welshman, and of the Irishman. And then in February we are to see ourselves as others see us, and listen to three views from abroad. In this evening's broadcast two speakers will discuss the differences between the North Countryman and the Southerner. Their essential characteristics ; the influence of modern industry in the North on the man from Lancashire and Yorkshire, and so on ; the supposed easy-going nature of the Southerner by comparison; the question as to whether the present drift of industry towards the South is likely to remove the difference; these will be some of the matters discussed.
Professor H. J.
A Test to the Listener's Ear
A Revue by GODFREY M. HAYES , F. KESTON CLARKE , HOLT MARVELL and CHARLES BREWER
Additional numbers by DOROTHY ATKINSON
The cast includes :
CLAPHAM AND DWYER
THE REVUE CHORUS and ORCHESTRA
Directed by S. KNEALE KELLEY
Weather Forecast, Second General
' The Chinese Farmer and his Family'
ONE of the many things that broadcasting has done, and is still doing, is to propagate the philosophy of Burns-that ' a man's a man for a' that'. Whether he be Scot or Serb ; Occidental or Oriental. And the more we know of him the better we shall be able to understand him, and the more easily rid ourselves of preconceived notions and prejudices, which at the best are ridiculous, and at the worst end in wars. In this series of talks, the Far East, which is not so very far today, will be brought even nearer. Listeners will hear how the Chinese and Japanese live; what they eat and why; how they spend their working and leisure hours ; what floods and famine, foreign education and family life mean to them, exactly what are their habits and aspirations, their doubts and difficulties. Tonight's speaker will be ' Ann Bridge ', author of ' Pekin Picnic ' ; a best-seller novel about China ; Ann Bridge being a pseudonym concealing the identity of the wife of a well-known official in China.
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
ERNST TOCH (pianoforte) JOHANN STAMITZ came of a musical family famous in Bohemia in the eighteenth century. For twelve years before his death he held the appointment of director of chamber music to the Elector in Mannheim. He composed a great deal in all forms, including forty-five symphonies.
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND, conducted by SYDNEY LIPTON , relayed from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)