From page 15 of ' When Two or Three'
Mrs. FLORENCE GREEN: Relishes for
At The Organ of The Regal,
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
Directed by Frank Cantell
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from 2.0 to 4.30 Scottish National will radiate theRegional programme. Details below.
2.5 (-2.25) Round the Countryside-5
Mr. ERIC PARKER : 'Pairing Birds'
2.30 (-3.30) Music
Sir WALFORD DAVIES. On dance tunes and lullaby tunes. 2.30 Introductory
Course. 3.0, Advanced Course
3.33 READING TEST
3-35 (-4.0) Early Stages in French-5
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN, assisted by Mademoiselle E. R. MONTEIL
4.5 (-4.25) ' What's the News ' ?-5
Mr. R. S. LAMBERT : How to get the Films we want'
Mademoiselle E. R.
Mr. R. S.
THE ELSIE OWEN STRING QUARTET: Elsie Owen (violin); Jean Le Fevre (violin); Dorothy Lee (viola); Hildegard Arnold (violoncello)
JUDY SKINNER (soprano)
THE CHAMBER MUSIC WORLD knows at least eight chamber works by Dohnanyi, who is considered by many musicians to be one of the most interesting of modern chamber music composers. He is a consummate craftsman, contrapuntalist, and a complete master of the sonata form ; and, for that matter, has been since his student days. His music is said to have been influenced by Brahms, but it is more correct to conclude that in form rather than in matter Brahms was his mentor.
The Quartet in A was composed in 1908. It has certain peculiarities; for example, the second movement is a scherzo built up from a set of variations. The slow movement is somewhat sombre in tone, but the Finale has decided humour, a quality which is a marked feature of much of Dohnanyi's most delightful music.
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News
Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Chopin's Preludes and Studies
Played by STEFAN AsKENASB
Preludes, Op. 28 (contd.) :
No. 15 in D flat
No. 16 in B flat minor No. 17 in A flat
No. 18 in F minor No. 19 in E flat
No. 20 in C minor No. 21 in B flat
No. 22 in G minor No. 23 in F
No. 24 in D minor
CHOPIN is said to have written the twenty-four Preludes during his stay in Majorca, where he had gone with George Sand to get the sunshine he badly needed.
Actually, however, the probability is that most, at any rate, of the Preludes were composed, at least in rough, before the expedition to Majorca, and that Chopin's work on them in the island was confined to polishing pieces selected from the sketches and musical 'memoranda, of which he kept a great number always at hand in his portfolio, and ultimately collected together for publication under the name of Preludes. That they reflected the fevered emotions of the composer is obviously true, but that they reflected nothing but the sojourn in Majorca is an ill-founded supposition.
Herr MAx KROEMER
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
FRANKLYN KELSEY (bassl
Mr. ISRAEL SIEFF ISRAEL SIEFF, who is to give his views on the future of. Britain this evening, has been First Honorary Secretary to the Zionist Commission to Palestine, and Vice-President of the English
Zionist Federation. Besides being Vice-Chairman and Joint Assistant Director of a large chain of multiple stores, he is prominently identified with a movement for political and economic planning.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
IN THE SPRING of 1924 a play was produced at the Court Theatre, and, in the vernacular of the profession, played to empty houses. Not a member of the provincial company but must have expected the notice to go up; and it is safe to say that in the case of a manager with less faith and resources than Barry Jackson the play must have been withdrawn.
But spring became summer, and London, going to work and play, still saw The Farmer's Wife advertised on the buses ; indeed, many of her millions were beginning to talk about it. News of the good show it was and of the fine performance of an actor called Cedric Hardwicke was spread by word of mouth ; and more and more came to see for themselves, and to laugh and clap, and pass the news on. The phenomenon is that out of apparent failure grew one of the record successes of the London stage, and it was proved once again that the public is, and always has been, the best judge of the fare it is offered. A simple story. All so fresh after the sophistication of the day.
A Devon farm ; bread and cheese and ale ; gossip ; the grass cut to the heart of the field, and guns bowling over the rabbits. Man and maid, and love and laughter; and the farmer, Sweetland, seeking a second wife.
We suspect that Churdles Ash had corns on his hands and a corner in cider ; he was all there ; he had dug himself a better hole on Sweetland's farm than any old soldier. With his shrewd wit, he is Shakespeare's clown ; and he and the misunderstandings of Petronell and George, of Sibley and Richard are the background for the rich comedy of Sweetland's courting.
If, in the second act, the play lapses into farce before returning to comedy again in the last, it is farce of a high order. Thirza Tapper 's party is one long laugh from start to finish.
The Farmer's Wife was broadcast by all Regionals, except Scottish, last night.
An article, by Ivor Brown , on Eden Phillpotts and The Farmer's Wife appears on page 370.
by Shelley, read by FELIX AYLMER
LEW STONE and his BAND
Relayed from The Cafe Anglais
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)