From page 81 of ' When Two or Three '
THE MARCHIONESS OF READING
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN and Mademoiselle CAMILLE VIÈRE : 'A la
Recherche d'un Appartement
Monsieur E. M.
At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Leader, Frank Thomas
Henry Wendon (tenor)
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from 2.0 to 3.0 Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme. Details at foot of page.
2.5 (-2.25) British History-8
Miss RHODA POWER: The Peasants'
2.30 (-2.55) Biology
How Life is Lived-S
Professor DORIS L. MACKINNON :
'Winter Sleep in Plants'
Professor Doris L.
by CECIL DIXON
SIR DAN GODFREY
THELMA REISS (violoncello)
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
(Symphony Concert No. 23
[of the 39th Winter Series)
ELIZABETH MACONCHY , who is as yet only in her mid-twenties, is Irish by birth. She studied at the Royal College of Music, where she was a scholar, and later went abroad-to Prague and elsewhere-with a travelling scholarship. In 1930 her pianoforte Concerto was given by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and in the same year her Suite, ' The Land ', was introduced by Sir Henry Wood at the Proms. Since then several of her works have been broadcast and played in London.
In 1933 her Oboe quintet won a prize in the Daily Telegraph Competition for Chamber music, and was subsequently broadcast.
This ' Comedy Overture ' was written as the prelude to a comic opera, but is also intended to be an individual concert piece. It opens with a march-like theme, which soon way to a vigorous figure in the violins ; this is treated almost fugally, and in its turn leads to a gay little tune. (introducing repeated notes) first heard on the trumpet. From these three themes, which are developed and used in combination, the overture is chiefly constructed, though a new and fairly extended tune of a genial and flowing character is introduced in the course of the work.
'Some meet their heaviest trials at the first,
Some at the ending of the way,
Some too are visited, it seems, through all their lives.'
GERRARD WILLIAMS'S Elegiac Rhapsody is a reflection on a simple yet tragic life, the clue to which lies in the final sentence of this extract from the Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis ; hence there is no main climax, but rather a series. It is built almost entirely on two motives (i) three rising notes, with which the short introduction opens, depicting hope, which is constantly dashed by the ' harrowing cares ' typified by (2) a hammering syncopated rhythm also appearing in the introduction. Twice during the work, after a rhymthic climax, there is a fresh subject descriptive of despair played first by clarinet and then by violins, over an ostinato bass consisting of the ' hope ' theme on muted horns, bassoons and pizzicato strings. At the end the introduction re-appears and dies away with final references to (i) on celesta and harp and (2) on drums.
GLAZOUNOV has always been a composer acceptable to English audiences, and from the first his symphonies were performed in England very soon after their first production abroad. This Symphony, the Eighth, had its first English preformance at the Leeds Festival in 1907 ; it has been played often since, but it is scarcely likely to exceed in popularity Glazounov's Sixth, which was written in his best period and at about the same time as the equally popular Ballet, Raymonda.
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
LISZT'S HUNGARIAN RHAPSODIES
Played by LESLIE ENGLAND
Rhapsody No. 14
Concert Study in D flat
Mr. JAMES AGATE
Mr. JOHN MORGAN
The City of London
Mr. AYLMER VALLANCE : What is the City ? '
IN TURNING from the Churches in National Life to the City of London, this series is drawing to a close. There will be four broadcasts on the City-this evening, and on March 14, 21, and 28. Aylmer Vallance , in broadcasting the first talk, What is the City ? ' will trace its historical growth and development, will take listeners round the map published on p. 621, and will point out the Bank, and Exchanges, and commodity markets, showing the functions of each.
The talk next Wednesday will be upon Banking.
A new series featuring British Composers of Popular Music
The second song writer to be broadcast in this series is Ray Noble, who scored his greatest success with 'Goodnight, Sweetheart', which was a big hit here and became a craze in America. He became Jack Payne's arranger in the early days at Savoy Hill, and it was he who wrote 'Love is the Sweetest Thing' for Jack Payne 's film, Say it With Music.
He first wrote for radio production in April, 1933, when he had successes in Max Kester's show, It Don't Mean a Thing.
The Blues Singer
Syncopated Piano Selections
The Professional Idiot-encouraged by BILLIE CARLYLE
LESLIES LESLIE SARONY and LESLIE HOLMES Singing their own songs and compering the programme
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
Under the direction of S.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by HEINRICH JALOWETZ
ELSE C. KRAUS (pianoforte) NORBERT VON HANNENHEIM, a young
German composer, had his Second Pianoforte Concerto performed in the Concert of Works for Chamber Orchestra forming part of the Tenth Music Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, in June 1932, at Vienna. On that occasion, as on this, the pianist was Else Kraus and the conductor Dr. Jalowetz. The scoring of the Concerto is for small orchestra.
Sir WILLIAM BRAGG , O.M., K.B.E.,
IN HIS THIRD TALK tonight Sir William Bragg will show how sunlight is a mixture of ether waves of various wavelengths. Any change in its composition generally breaks away into colour. Most things reflect some wavelengths better than others; so that most things are coloured.
Our perception of colour depends not only on the composition of light, but also on its reception by the eye and its interpretation by the brain processes which are affected by various circumstances.
LEW STONE and his BAND
(North Regional Programme)
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only at 11.0)