From page 78 of ' When Two or Three'
A Sonata Recital
Horowitz (pianoforte): Sonata in B
'Music and Movement for Infants '
post that mentions
Relayed from St. Mary's Church,
Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
Queen's College, Birmingham THE BIRMINGHAM PHILHARMONIC
(Leader, Roland Sirrell )
Conducted by JOHAN HOCK
' The Wheat Farmer in the Argentine'
The Rt. Hon. Sir MALCOLM ROBERTSON ,
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
Leader, Frank Thomas
(Leader, A. Rossi) Under the direction of Emilio Colombo
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
All Mary ', No. 15, ' Mary S. visits the Zoo ', Part I, by GWYNEDD RAE
Selected Gramophone Records
'Potted London', No. 4, ' A Bus Tour of London', by WILL OWEN
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
D. F. Tovey , Mus. Doc. (Reid Professor of Music, Edinburgh University)
A brief summary of the second of Professor Tovey's talks on Beethoven's piano works is as follows : Beethoven's instrumental music is essentially more dramatic than anything that could be put on the stage. The ways of arousing expectation depend mostly on a sense of key-relation or tonality. The various effects of key-relation should be more mysterious to the non-musician than the sensation of red or of the taste of a peach, but they are quite as impossible to describe. The question, ' what Beethoven expects us to recognise' will be discussed by Professor Tovey this evening.
C. H. MlDDLETON
Garden lovers will remember the talks given in the past by the popular broadcaster, Mr. C. H. Middleton, and will be glad to hear that he will be coming weekly to the microphone during the coming months and will act as the B.B.C.'s gardening correspondent.
Today in his second talk of the new series he will be bringing along Mr. Tom Hay, V.M.H., M.V.O., Superintendent of the Royal Parks, London, and Buckingham Palace Gardens. Everybody knows the beauty of the London Parks, whether for daffodils in March and April, for Darwin tulips in May, or dahlias in the summer, and they should be interested to hear a few words by the man who brings this beauty about.
The autumn is now with us, but the gardener has got to think and plan for the spring. Mr. Middleton and Mr. Hay will talk today about spring flowers.
The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
Tudor Church Music-I.
Latin Motets sung by a small choir.
Three Short Programmes including
ALFRED WOODS and Company in 'The Saint and the Sinner*
A Farce of Contemporary Russian Life
By VALENTIN KATAEV
(This play was broadcast in the Regional programme on Wednesday night)
Second General News Bulletin
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JOHN BARBIROLLI
Many of those who have heard both, declare that the opera Konigskinder (King's Children) is even more charming than Hansel and Gretel, and altogether a better work. It was introduced here by Sir Thomas Beecham some twenty years ago, and it then so impressed that it is odd that it has not been performed since. The text is bv Ernst Rosmer , a German dramatist, and it is founded on an old German fairy tale.
The list of characters is a long one, and perhaps the most difficult of all to cast is the Goose, who has to appear and behave herself decorously whenever the Goose-girl, another character, appears on the stage. The scene, to which this music is an introduction, shows a meadow outside the town ; the townsfolk are expecting the arrival of the King's Children, and a holiday spirit pervades the scene.
Read by HUBERT GREGG
HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel
(Shipping Forecast, on 1,500 m. only, at ir.o)