From page 66 of ' When Two or Three '
G. H. HALL , M.P.
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Leader, Frank Thomas
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Lessons: Proverbs, viii; Luke viii,
Setting (Axe in F)
Anthem, Blessed City (Bairstow)
Hymn, 0 God of Bethel, by whose hand
CHARLES BENSON (tenor)
JUNE ROSS-OLIVER (pianoforte)
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
' Waterways of England', No. 10
' The Tale of the Taw and Torridge ' a play by L. DU GARDE PEACH
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
An Eye-witness Account of the day's play, by BERNARD DARWIN
Relayed from the Royal St. George's
Golf Club, Sandwich
HANDEL TRIO SONATAS (Op. 2)
Played by JOSEPH SLATER (flute)
ANDRÉ MANGEOT (violin)
BERKELEY MASON (harpsichord)
Sonata No. I, in C minor
MARIA DE LAGUNA, M.A.(Lond.)
(Examiner to the University of London)
The Future of Trade Unionism—2
WALTER M. CITRINE
(Led by MANUS O'DONNELL)
Conducted by RICHARD AUSTIN
DEBUSSY dedicated this charming little Suite, which was originally written for piano, ' To my dear little Chou-chou, with her father's tender excuses for what follows'. It is amusing to note that in the case of ' Jimbo's Lullaby ', when a friend pointed out to Debussy that he meant ' Jumbo ' and not ' Jimbo ', Debussy was adamant that the latter ' is the elephant's name, not Jumbo '. Despite all the evidence that could be brought to bear upon this tremendous issue Debussy stuck to his point, and the ' Jimbo's Lullaby ' it remained.
THE VALSE TRISTE is part of the incidental music to a drama, ' Kuolema ' (Death). The story illustrated by the piece is : A youth has fallen asleep at night by the sick bed of his mother. Slowly the dark room lights up with a red glow, and a valse-tune is heard in the distance. The dying woman leaves her bed, and, swaying to the lilt of the music, summons dancers, who now enter the room. The mother dances with them until she falls on the bed exhausted. But she makes a supreme effort, and the dance is renewed, wilder than ever. At its height, there comes a rap at the door. The sick woman cries out, the dancers and the music are gone. Death has come.
Second General News Bulletin
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
ETHEL BARTLETT and RAE ROBERTSON (pianofortes)
BRAHMS'S FIRST SERIES of ' Liebeslieder ', composed in 1869, consist of eighteen settings of translations by Daumer of Russian, Polish, and Magyar folk-poetry. The music shows Brahms in the happiest and lightest of moods. Hanslick, the famous Viennese critic and the friend of Brahms, writing about Brahms and the waltz, said : ' Brahms and waltzes ! The two words stare at each other in positive amazement on the elegant title-page. The earnest, silent Brahms, a true younger brother of Schumann, and just as North German, Protestant, and unworldly as he-writing waltzes ! There is only one word which solves the enigma, and that is-Vienna. The imperial city induced Beethoven-not, it is true, to dance, but to write dance-music ; it led Schumann into a carnival prank " Faschingsschwank " ; it might have ensnared even Bach himself in the mortal sin of writing a " Landler". Brahms's waltzes are the fruit of his residence in Vienna, and a fruit of the very sweetest kind. It was not for nothing that this delicate organ was exposed for years to the light, agreeable air of Austria ; his waltzes have much to tell us about this. Even when far from Vienna, he must still have caught echoes of Strauss's waltzes and Schubert's " Landler ", our " G'stanzl " and yodellers, even of Farka's gypsy music, and recalled the pretty girls, the fiery wine, the wooded hills, and all the rest. Those who watch with sympathy the development of this straightforward and deep, but previously, perhaps, one-sided talent, will greet the waltzes as a happy sign of a rejuvenated and refreshed receptivity, as a sort of conversion to the poetic creed of Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert -the creed of Hafiz '.
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES Kunz Relayed from Casani's Club
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only at 23.00 (11.0)