From page 60 of 'When Two or Three'
Alfred Barker is one of the most brilliant of the late Adolf Brodsky 's pupils. At the invitation of the distinguished Russian pianist, Siloti, he went to Russia some years before the War. He soon became widely known and played at concerts in various parts of the country.
He appeared at a ' command ' performance before the Czar and his family shortly before the revolution, and he actually took part in concerts while shooting could be heard in the streets outside. But it is of his early years he will talk this morning. Between the age of three weeks and fourteen years he was travelling all over Europe with a circus, and had many lively experiences. He was, for example, bitten by a bear at the age of four ; he played the part of the Prince in Cinderella for the Queen of Roumania at the age of seven, and was at school for odd periods in towns like Vienna, Belgrade and Graz.
Having had a very long experience of playing in front of the microphone (mainly as leader of the Halle Orchestra for a considerable time), broadcasting has no terrors for him.
' Wir haben heute Abend Gaste '
ERNST DEISSMANN, Dr.Jur., and IRMGARD HERRMANN
Acts I and II of Massenet's Opera
Cast of Chief Characters
Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera-
Conductor, M. ELIE COHEN
Pousette} (fiends of Manon):
Javotte (fiends of Manon):
Rosette (fiends of Manon):
Lescaut (fiends of Manon):
Chevalier des Grieux:
Comte des Grieux:
by RALPH LANGDON
St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
' The Practice and Science of Gardening'.11—' Making Use of the Rubbish'
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.
2.30 World History
EILEEN POWER (Professor of Economic History in the University of London):
11— ' China '
Music by Kalman and Oscar Straus
Marek Weber and his Orchestra :
Pot-pourri, A Waltz Dream (Straus)
Richard Crooks (tenor) with Orchestra : Waltz Song (A Waltz Dream) (Straus)
Ina Souez (soprano) with Chorus and Orchestra : My Hero (The Chocolate Soldier) (Straus)
The New State Symphony Orchestra : Selection, The Last Waltz (Straus)
Yvonne Printemps (soprano) with Orchestra : Depuis trois ans passes (Three years ago) (Act III, Mariette) (Straus)
International Concert Orchestra :
Sari Waltz (Sari) (Kdlmdn)
Richard Tauber (tenor) with Orchestra : Red lips unkissed (A Kiss in Spring) (Kdlmdn)
Gitta Alpar (soprano),
Herbert Ernst Groh (tenor) with Orchestra conducted by Otto Dobrindt : Perchance she comes (Finale, Act I, Die Bajadere) (Kdlmdn)
Lilly Gyenes and her Twenty Hungaria Gypsy Girls : Selection, Gypsy Princess (Kdlmdn)
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER, assisted by M. E. GILBERT
SASCHA LASSERSON (violin)
LONIE BASCHE (pianoforte)
(Leader, Alfred Cave)
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
At the request of a number of listeners who want to know about the American League of Purity, about the grading of 'Adult' and ' Universal' films, and so forth, Mr. Alistair Cooke will talk today on ' 'Censorship'.
He proposes to look over the actual
Production Code itself, the modem picture industry's Magna Chart of official decency, and to scrutinise again the old familiar faces of art and morality.
The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
Seventeenth Century Songs
Sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)
ROBERT JOHNSON , whose father, John, was one of Queen Elizabeth's Musicians for the Lute, was appointed also a Musician for the Lute by-James I, in 1624. He was afterwards attached to Prince Henry's Household, and on the accession of Charles I,
Henry being dead, his post as Court Musician was confirmed anew. This song, ' As I walked forth ', was printed in Playford's ' Ayres and Dialogues'.
DR. JOHN BLOW was one of the most eminent musicians of his day, which was the latter half of the seventeenth century. He served as Organist of the Chapel Royal under three Sovereigns. On the death of Purcell he was appointed Organist at Westminster Abbey and retained that office until the end of his life.
PELHAM HUMFREY was born in 1647 and died at the early age of twenty-seven. He was appointed a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and later Master of the Children, and Composer in Ordinary for the Violins to His Majesty. In his short life he composed several fine anthems. This song, ' I pass all my hours ' was first printed in Playford's ' Choice Songs'. Humfrey is buried in Westminster Abbey.
WILLIAM LAWES and HENRY LAWES , half-brothers belonging to a distinguished English family of musicians, are represented in tomorrow's Foundations. Henry, a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, was a distinguished figure both as composer and performer. William was also a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and a highly esteemed composer. Henry was buried in Westminster Abbey, but William was killed in the Civil War.
' Restriction and Intervention '
LIONEL ROBBINS , B.Sc.(Econ.) (Professor of Economics in the University of London)
Followed by a summary by GRAHAM HUTTON
and THE SAVOY HOTEL
by Bernard Shaw
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
MAY BUSBY (soprano)
Read by JOHN MAUDE
All Nationals, except Drohwich, close down at 11.15
SYDNEY KYTE and his BAND
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel