From page 84 of ' When Two or Three'
' Sixpence to Spend at the Butcher's '
At The Organ of The Regal, Kingstonon-Thames -
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
Directed by Frank Cantell
Conductor, ERNEST W. GOSS
MABLE RITCHIE (soprano)
Relayed from The Pavilion, Torquay
THE New ENGLISH TRIO :
Gwynneth Trotter . (violin); James Whitehead (violoncello); Renee Sweet-land (pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
' The Tales of Captain Brass the Pirate'
Another Toytown Adventure, by S. G. HULME BEAMAN
With Incidental Music played by THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
S. G. Hulme
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
I CORELLI'S SONATE DA CAMERA
' Played by SPENCER DYKE (violin) r TATE GILDER (violin)
* JOHN TICEHURST (harpsichord)
Sonata in E minor (Op. 2, No. 4) ed. Moffat
Sonata in E (Op. 2, No. 10). ed. Dolmetsch
THE WORKS of Archangelo Corelli , a great violinist and composer of the seventeenth century-he lived from 1653 to 1713-are most certainly entitled to inclusion in the Foundations of Music series. Corelli's compositions consist exclusively of works for strings or string and keyboard combinations, and, with the exception of a number of concerto grossi (a form which he originated), are for performance as chamber music.
The Sonate da Camera consist of two sets, each of twelve sonatas, composed, or rather published, respectively in 1685 and 1694. All Corelli's compositions have since been published over and over again, both in their original form (which was for two violins and a bass-the bass intended to be played either by a 'cello and c'bass, or by a keyboard instrument such as the cembalo or harpsichord) and in numerous arrangements, such as the well-known one by Joachim and Chrysander, and the more recent ones, by Jensen, Moffat, or Dolmetsch, in the editions to be used in this series.
The two sets differ slightly in design and substance. In the 1685 sonatas the movements are short and, following as a rule a stately introduction, mostly in the form of dance measures with little or no contrapuntal writing, though the two violins are treated as being rather on terms of equality than as solo first and auxiliary second fiddles. In the 1694 set, however, the second violin takes a decidedly inferior part in the ensemble, and though the actual music is stronger and more vigorous, a decline of contrapuntal dominance, characteristic of the rising school, is heralded in these sonatas.
(Instructor of German at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London, and for the L.C.C.)
An Engineer's Outlook:
A Discussion between H. LEVY , Professor of Mathematics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, and JOHN L. HODGSON
Weather -Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
ONE may expect imagination in a work by this author, and certainly find it in Bureau de Change. It is vivid, stimulating, unusual. There is a queer shop in a dark street in Paris, so difficult to find that nobody finds it twice. It is a bureau de change de maux, a shop wheie you may exchange evils.
Here come those whose lives are intolerable; the registration fee is twenty francs. You pay it, and wait among the customers for one who will exchange his evil for yours.
Here comes Jerry, so characteristically English. He is just a little ' tight ' ; he is going back to England tomorrow and his worry in life is his bank manager. He would exchange that worry and not be badgered about overdrafts. He pays the fee; and the shop, the patron, the customers, are rather seen through his eyes.
M. Salignac , playing cards with a greasy pack and wishing to exchange life for death ; M. Fachet with unbearable toothache ; M. Jallique , a medical student who cannot pass an exam. ; Madame Blanc with far too many children. Then Madame Brell comes in, who has none at all. Then Goitreau, who is so wise that there are no mysteries left, and Volet who cannot sleep at night for fear, and Madame Guigeot , whose husband must die on the guillotine tomorrow.
Jerry looks on. You may exchange, but is it worth it ? You can never find the place again. An overdraft ? There might be worse things than that. Perhaps he is getting a little sober. He thinks he'll be going. A mere overdraft. Is anyone happy at all ?
' Bureau de Change' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night.
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Roy Fox and his BAND
Relayed from The Cafe de Paris
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)