From page 66 of 'When Two or Three'
At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Leader, Frank Thomas
W. Salusbury Baker (baritone) (From Cardiff)
Directed by Alfred Van Dam
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Conductor, Sir DAN GODFREY
Relayed from the Bandstand in the Pine Walk, Bournemouth
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Punch and Judy-ARTHUR BULLIVANT and VERA TAYLOR
Handbells by NELLIE NORWAY
'Cricket', by P. G. H. FENDER '
HAVE CHILDREN ever been known to pass a Punch and Judy Show ? Their predilection for the best known puppet in the world, Punchinello, with nose as prominent as his antics, and a voice they can hear in their dreams, accounts for Arthur Bullivant 's popularity.
With his clever partner, Vera Taylor ,
Arthur Bullivant entertains all over Britain all the year round. This will be his fourth broadcast.
He tells this among his amusing experiences. A little boy's father had promised him a white rabbit. He gave a party, and arranged with Mr. Bullivant to come to it and produce the rabbit out of a top hat. On the day of the party Mr. Bullivant's assistant let the white rabbit escape at the station, and had to chase it round tar-barrels in the goods yard. He caught it, but he was too frightened to say anything, so he put the rabbit back in the basket, and took it to the house. You can imagine Mr. Bullivant's feelings when he produced to his astounded audience, not the promised white rabbit, but one that was jet black.
But what little boy cares about the colour, so long as he has been given a rabbit ? Everyone laughed loudly and, carrying off his prize by the ears, he laughed loudest of all.
P. G. H.
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS played by EDWARD ISAACS
Sonata in C (Op. 2, No. 3)
I. Allegro con brio; 2. Adagio; 3. Scherzo; 4. Allegro assai
. (Dedicated to Joseph Haydn )
'The Adult Offender '—i
Lt.-Colonel Sir VIVIAN HENDERSON ,
THIS EVENING, and in his next two talks, Sir Vivian Henderson is to speak of the Adult Offender. Tonight he will discuss Star prisoners, and the prisons to which they are sent. Next Wednesday he will deal with the recidivist, or persistent criminal. And on June 6, with women in prison.
For this evening's broadcast it may be useful to know just what the Star class is. It consists of those who should be separated from others because they have not been previously convicted, or not previously convicted of serious offences, and are not of criminal and corrupt habits. The fundamental idea is separation. In the old days first offenders, sentenced to prison, were contaminated by old lags '. What is aimed at now is that. in prison at any rate, they should never meet them
Classification is carried out with a view not only to ' minimising the danger of contamination ' but to ' facilitating the training '. Sir Vivian Henderson will speak, among other things, of Wakefield prison as a training centre.
' Puritan Lullaby' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
SIR ARNOLD WILSON , K.C.I.E..C.M.G.,
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
FRANZ OSBORN (pianoforte) the E flat Symphony is the first of three composed by Mozart in the summer of 1878. The other two are the G minor and the 'Jupiter.' Mozart composed these three magnificent works in the amazingly short time of six weeks. He was only thirty-two, at the height of his extraordinary powers, and writing like an angel: not, however, that his gifts seem to have been very much good to him from a worldly point of view. He probably had less money at this time to play about with than at any time in his underpaid career. He was reduced to borrowing and pleading for loans. The ways of genius are inscrutable ; how it could have been possible for a man to turn out such wonderful work in such circumstances is beyond the powers of the lesser-gifted to conceive.
CESAR FRANCK is one of the few composers who have effectually achieved what many another has tried to do and failed. Professionally he was an orgamst and teacher, and a composer only during the few hours of leisure left over from his arduous duties. He composed because he could not help it, and not for any more mundane reason.
Happily, and contrary to all precedent
-Bach naturally excepted-his career as an organist is forgotten, and he lives in history as a composer of genius. Romain Rolland , the French critic, aptly expresses the strength of his influence thus : ' In the face of Wagnerian art, he unconsciously resuscitated the spirit of Bach, the infinitely rich and profound spirit of the past..... He founded a school of symphony and chamber music such as France had never possessed ; which was in some respects newer and more daring than that of the German symphonists.'
This work consists of a theme and four variations played without a break ; it is not written in a strain of extreme virtuosity, and there are no firework and bravura passages such as are to be found in the average concerto ; though, of course, none but a virtuoso can do the work justice. The main impression it gives is one of lucid romanticism and clear lyrical beauty. Overture, CarnivalDvorak
BORN in Brighton, in 1879, Fraxnk 'Bridge studied violin and composition at the Royal College, winning a scholar ship there at the age of twenty, and continuing his studies for four years under the late Sir Charles Stanford. He quickly achieved distinction as a viola player, and had the rare honour of taking part at one time in the old Joachim Quartet as deputy for Professor Wirth. Thoroughly at home in chamber music, whether as a performer or composer, he is regarded as among those who have done much to raise the position of present-day British music to the place of honour which it holds ; he is known, too, as the composer ot many fine songs.
His orchestral work leans to the pictorial and descriptive side of music, and most of his orchestral pieces have names which indicate the impression they would convey.
DVORAK'S ' Carnaval' Overture is not a prelude to an opera as are most overtures. It is the middle one of three concert overtures illustrating scenes of childhood, youth, and manhood. It was originally intended that all three should be played in succession to form a single symphonic work, but this overture is now always performed separately from the others.
Sydney Kyte and his Band
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00)