From page 24 of 'When Two or Three'
This is the second of two talks on home-made bread, and while the subject of Emelie Waller's last broadcast may be said to have been utility, it is fancy bread that she is to discuss this morning.
The milk loaf so delicious for tea; the currant loaf loved by children and grown-ups alike. Then rolls come into the category, and what can be nicer than hot rolls for breakfast? Then would you like to know how to make a honey-loaf, or Yorkshire tea cakes out of Yorkshire?.
That is the best of a new enterprise. It is only making a start that is difficult. From a cottage loaf to croissants, and on to something even more ambitious. For housewives can cook as well as a chef if they want to, and they will soon be in a position to prove that they can, if they will follow these talks, put precepts into practice, and make a beginning.
Mrs. Waller has given these and other recipes in her pamphlet 'The Wise Penny II' (obtainable from Broadcasting House or any B.B.C. offices on receipt of 3d. in stamps, or for 2d. on personal application), and will give further details and cautions in her talk. Have this pamphlet by you while listening to the talks.
At The Organ of The Regal,
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
Directed by Frank Cantell
Conductor, ERNEST W. GOSS
TOM KINNIBURGH (bass)
Relayed from the Pavilion, Torquay
(West Regional Programme)
THE PHILHARMONIC STRING QUARTET: Charles Bye (violin); Norman Chapple (violin); Horace Ayckborn (viola);
Frank Ford (violoncello)
GABRIEL LAVELLE (baritone)
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
SCHUBERT'S WINTERREISE AND
SCHWANENGESANG sung by GEORGE PARKER (baritone)
Winterreise (Winter Journey):
Auf dem Flusse (On the Stream) Ruckblick (Looking Back) Irrlicht (Will o' the Wisp) Rast (Rest)
Fruhlingstraum (Dream of Spring) Einsamkeit (Loneliness) Die Post (The Post)
Der greise Kopf (The Grey Head)
THE WORDS of the ' Winter Journey', composed in the last year of Schubert's short life, were by Wilhelm Müller, the poet of the earlier cycle 'The Fair Maid of the Mill '. The sentiment is sombre, and Schubert has poured into the music all the poignant emotion of which he had so rich a store.
The twenty-four poems are really stanzas in a complete poem in continuous form dealing with the thoughts and observations of an introspective traveller making a journey in winter. He bids farewell before setting out in the bitter night, sees a weathervane and compares it with his love, bids his tears freeze, for winter has killed the earth he knew. He recalls a tree on which he carved her name, imagines his tears as a torrent running madly beneath the frozen surface. He hurries from the town, looks back, is diverted by a will-o'-the-wisp from his track, and seeks shelter in a charcoal-burner's hut, there dreaming of spring. He wakes to loneliness, hears with bitterness the postman's horn, reflects on old age and the grave and bequeaths his bones to the raven to pick. A falling leaf is a symbol of lost hope, he hears dogs barking in the sleeping village, and day breaks with a rage that is echoed in his heart. Illusion leads him from his way, but the signpost leading to an inn puts him right. He summons the courage of resignation ; the three suns of Faith, Hope, and Charity mock him ; he meets a wretched hurdy-gurdy man more miserable than himself and resolves to cast in his lot with him.
The extreme beauty of the music, of course, redeems the apparent gloom of the text, of which the above is a bare and scarcely fair impression. At the same time, Schubert does seem to have been considerably moody and out of health at the time, and it may be he chose to set Müller's poems for that reason. His friend Spaun goes so far as to assert that the excitement in which he -composed these songs contributed to the fact of his death a few months later.
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
BELINDA HEATHER (pianoforte)
A Ready-Made World
H. LEVY , Professor of Mathematics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology
THE PICTURE OF the world possessed by any one person is only partial; it is influenced by his work and his position in the social structure. The aim of this series is to present a more or !ess connected picture of the whole, by interpreting the separate view-points of thinkers and workers in various spheres of thought and action. There will thus emerge a kaleidoscope of. human experience.
The series will be begun by considering some problems with which the citizen is faced, and will continue by transmitting those problems through a series of speakers, until the philosopher is finally brought into the picture. It will be the task of the interlocutor to see that questions asked are answered, and that the social projection of thought in action is kept in the foreground.
Professor H. Levy , Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, will act as interlocutor, and will be responsible for securing the continuity of the series.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
HUBERT EISDELL (tenor)
MAY MUKLE (violoncello)
GWENDOLEN MASON (harp)
(Today is the anniversary of the death of Swinburne)
Roy Fox and his BAND
Relayed from The Cafe de Paris
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)