. From page 87 of ' When Two or Three'
Sir MALCOLM CAMPBELL , M.B.E.
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Ronald Chivers (baritone)
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for schools, from 14.00 to
16.00 Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme. Details at foot of page.
14.05 (-14.25) Science and Agriculture-5
' Special Crops'
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.
14.30 (-14.55) World
History: Talk 4
' East and West come closer together'
Early Stages in German-5
A. HERMANN WINTER
ANTONIA BUTLER (violoncello)
DENISE LASSIMONNE (pianoforte)
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Pianoforte Solos by CECIL Dixon
'Bluetta and the Wonderful Cake', by Priscilla Chilver , read by BARBARA Ali told me (No. 2) : ' The Glade of the Sleeping Soldiers', by Denis Vincent , told by RALPH de ROHAN
'THE ZOO MAN'
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS played by JOHN HUNT
Sonata in C minor (Op. 10, No. I) i. Allegro molto e con brio ; 2. Adagio molto; 3. Finale Prestissimo
(Dedicated to The Countess von
THE SONATAS forming Opus 10 were written in the summer of 1798. They were inscribed to the Countess von Browne, the wife of an officer in the Russian Service. This lady appears to have been, at the time, a munificent patron and one to whom Beethoven desired to show his gratitude. This group of Sonatas belongs, naturally, to his earlier period, but the third of them is so strikingly significant of Beethoven's progress towards the independence and originality that was so soon to take possession of the real man, that it is worth noting for that reason, apart from its own intrinsic worth.
Following Opus 10 in this week's
Foundations, we are to have Opus 13, Sonata Pathetique, the first of those of Beethoven's Sonatas recognised as truly great. This time it was dedicated to Prince Lichnowsky, to whom Beethoven, at almost any time of his life, was more indebted than to others of his benefactors. This Sonata was composed in 1799, and is to be played on Thursday.
On Friday we have the two short
Sonatas making up Opus 14. These belong to the same year and are dedicated this time to the Baroness Braun. Apart from the music, the only interesting things about these Sonatas are that the first appears to have been conceived originally as a string quartet, and that both of them, according to Beethoven, have as subject ' a dialogue between a husband and wife, or a lover and his mistress' ; this is held to be particularly apparent in the last movement of Opus 14, No. 2. From a selection of half a dozen interpretations of what they are talking about, listeners may choose for themselves.
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
'Modern Problems-How the Treaty looks to France today'
Professor DENIS SAURAT (Director of the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, and Lecturer at King's College in the University of London)
Conductor, J. C. DYSON
SIDNEY HARRISON (pianoforte)
THIS is one of three studies having a high-sounding title which, translated, practically means 'tremendously difficult studies on certain themes composed by Paganini'. This theme, on which Liszt has improvised, is one used by the redoubtable Paganini in his second violin concerto, and known usually as ' La Clochette de Paganini '. By itself it is rather an absurd little tune, but both Paganini and Liszt did extraordinary things with it. Of the difficulty of Liszt's version of it there is no reasonable doubt left in the mind of the listener after hearing a performance of it.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
G. H. STANCER
' What is the normal ?'
By a Doctor
A Short Drama by PETER TUTEIN and 'THE COPY'
A Little Comedy by HELGE KROG
These plays will be broadcast ty London, North and Scottish Regionals tomorrow night
LEW STONE and his BAND
Relayed from Monseigneur
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00)