From page 27 of' When Two or Three'
S. R. LlTTLEWOOD
'The Industrial and Unemployed
Situation in Germany'
R. H. S. CROSSMAN
R. H. S.
Percy Grainger (pianoforte) : Clair de Lune (Moonlight) (Suite Bergamasquc) ; Toccata (Debussy)
MARGOT BERGER and OTTO G. LEWALD :
' Vom Urlaub Zurück'
Act I of Verdi's Opera
CHORUS and ORCHESTRA of La Scala,
Conductor, CARLO SABAJNO
Ramphis (High Priest):
St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
' The Practice and Science of Gardening'
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.: 3—' The Home of the Plant'
EILEEN POWER (Prof.' of Economic History in the University of London) :
3—' The Children of Israel'
The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Mengelberg: Gavotte, Sarabande, Gavotte, Minuet, Tamburino (Alcina Suite) (Handel)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Bcecham : Minuet (Jupiter Symphony) (Mozart)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Monteux : Un Bal (A Ball) (Symphonic Fantastique) (Berlioz)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Freitas Branco: Pavanne for a Dead Infanta (Ravel)
Instrumental Septet : Tango ; Waltz ;
Ragtime (Soldier's Tale) (Stravinsky)
The Halle Orchestra, St. Michael's
Singers, and Sir Hamilton Harty (pianoforte), conducted by Constant Lambert : The Rio Grande (Lambert)
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER, assisted by M.-E.
FREDERICK GRINKE (violin)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
(Leader, Alfred Cave)
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
My Ladye Nevells Booke (William Byrd) played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH
The Marche before the Battell The Battell
The Galliarde for the Victorie
' It is safe to say that as a nation-even up to the present-we have no conception of what the whole world of music owes to William Byrd. His vocal compositions (Masses, Motets and Madrigals) are receiving a certain amount of belated recognition, but the statement that he was the pioneer of European keyboard music is--even in England-received with polite incredulity by all save a few students.
'Stripped of the " special pleading " of ill-equipped advocates, the fact remains that England has been an unmusical nation since the Restoration -unmusical in the sense that the art of music is no longer a necessity in her national life. " The Englishman likes music, but can get along perfectly well without it", is a saying which infuriates English highbrows and academics alike, but their irate description of it as a silly phrase is an unconscious tribute to its truth. People do not get angry at " silly " things.
' It was John Dunstable (an Englishman) who first gave form, structure and coherence to European choral music. It was William Byrd who first brought these qualities to European keyboard music. It was Byrd and his successors who gave Europe the " In nomine "-the earliest example of coherent music for strings. (No examples of the " In nomine " are to be found in any other European country.)
' Surely these three facts are subjects for national pride. It is encouraging to find that an increasing number of British citizens are beginning to be interested in these facts. Once you get a person interested in " the story " of anything, he is in a fair way to become interested in the thing itself.' R. R. T.
(An article on Lady Nevells Booke appears on page 12)
GRAHAM HUTTON : 2—' Economics and " The Man in the Street " '
Last Thursday listeners heard how a ' rolling stone 'secured his passage from New Zealand to England for nothing by stowing away ; this evening they are to hear how life is lived in Australia by ' hobos
Mr. Rich is quite frank and invests nothing with glamour. The hobo is a man without work, and apparently without wish to get it. Mr. Rich is to speak of their lives, stealing rides on goods trains from one town to another, meeting in the accepted camp, cadging a loaf here and a scrag-end of mutton there, cooking it, spinning yarns, whiling the time away.
Listeners will meet strange characters with an etiquette of their own and heat of a way of life which none can envy.
Accordion music, as the sale of gramophone records shows, is a very popular form of entertainment in this country. Here, for thirty minutes, is one of the most famous of British Accordion bands.
Many famous variety ' acts ' from America have visited this country during recent months-and none has been more successful than the three Radio Rogues, with their brilliant tabloid impressions of American radio programmes.
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JULIUS HARRISON
HAROLD FAIRHURST (violin)
THE GROSVENOR House DANCE BAND
Conducted by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House, Park