From page 96 of ' When Two or Three'
Last Wednesday this series opened with some reminiscences of a window cleaner, and this morning Mrs. Helen Dickinson-Chetham is to contrast her experiences as a housewife in America and a housewife over here.
We clean our shoes, or have them cleaned, at home; in American cities they have them cleaned in public. Our morning cup of tea is foreign to Americans who rise to a glass of cold water. We have fires in our sitting-rooms even if we sleep in a refrigerator upstairs. Americans have central, and therefore uniform, heating. And everybody has a telephone and everybody an ice-box.
Mrs. Dickinson-Chetham has been over here eleven years and long ago became acclimatised. But how did she react to the tremendous difference when she first arrived ? She is to tell you in an extremely interesting talk this morning.
At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Relayed from The Granada,
by C. H. TREVOR
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Boely, who held important posts as organist in Paris, was one of the first of the French keyboard composers to be influenced by Beethoven, and although little is heard now of more than a handful of his three or four hundred compositions for piano, organ, and chamber combinations, his influence was such that Saint-Saens frankly acknowledged his debt to him, and Cesar Franck's organ music is admittedly influenced by Boely. It was from Boely, too, that many young composers of that time learnt of the music of J. S. Bach, then a composer of whose work practically nothing was known in France.
Your Club Activities
Last week Mr. John Newsom introduced himself, and told you how he had been appointed to act as the B.B.C.'s correspondent, and why. Tonight he will say something of the Clubs he has visited during the past seven days, and describe some of their activities. And it is to be a feature of his talks to bring some Club leader or other to the microphone.
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
Relayed from The Pavilion,
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
E. M. DELAFIELD
Something like 500,000 persons arc interested in poultry farming throughout the United Kingdom. Most of them have been waiting for the issue of the Egg and Poultry Commission's Report with a certain amount of impatience. The marketing of English new-laid eggs has been something of a problem, both to the producer and the housewife, in recent years. What does the Report suggest as remedies to improve matters ? And what about poultry diseases, which at hatching time particularly seem to be taking an increasing toll ? Again, is there more scope for table poultry ? The Commission's recommendations will be discussed.
And about that better milk supply !
Some dairy farmers are very upset when, after priding themselves on producing ' good milk ' for forty years, they are told that the milk is dirty. A public analyst will be present with John Morgan in the studio to explain what is meant by ' B. Coli present in i-ioo c.c.', and similar conundrums that the modem milk producer has to settle.
These are some of the questions that will be thrashed out over the microphone this evening, proving that John Morgan is on top of his form for 1935. He is featured in ' People You Hear ' on page 12.
Under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Played by LEON GOOSSENS (oboe)
LUCILLE WALLACE (harpsichord)
Sonata, Op. i, No. 8, in C minor
Sonata, Op. i, No. 6, in G minor
(Larghett t o)-Allegro. Adagio-Allegro
by FRANCIS TOYE
THE PROMENADE CONCERT
At the Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co.,
Ltd) .JO VINCENT (soprano)
FRANK TITTERTON (tenor)
ISOLDE MENGES (violin)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY
Principal violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
The occasion which gave this Overture and the Occasional Oratorio their name was the failure of the Young Pretender and his Highlanders to reach London during the rising of 1745. Handel's position in the music of that day was practically parallel with that of the Poet Laureate; on all occasions of public rejoicing or mourning, appropriate music was looked for from his hands. The Overture is on a big scale, in accordance with the traditions of Handel's age, and is cast in four movements. The first is slow and solemn, with one little, stately tune running throughout. Without a break, the second brisk movement follows, a fugue on one short, concise subject. The third movement is a little slow air, serving as a prelude to the march which is the fourth movement. It is in two clear-cut sections, each of them repeated.
Listeners have now heard so many examples of Concerti Grossi, by Handel and other old masters, that there can hardly be need to remind them how the effects are made by the contrast between the solo instruments and the main body of the orchestra. Here the little team of soloists, ' the Concertino ' as it was called, consists of flute, oboe, bassoon, and solo strings, while the main body is formed of the other strings with the accompanying pianoforte, on which the harmony is filled up by a skilled performer from a figured bass. In the old days before conducting became the specialised art which we know today, it was usual for the player of the pianoforte-at that time it would be a harpsichord-to beat time for the players also. Tickets can be obtained from The
British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.I ; Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.i ; and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax),
7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), Promenade (payment at doors only), 2S.
ORCHESTRA 8.0 Overture, The Occasional Oratorio - Handel
FRANK TITTERTON AND ORCHESTRA 8.11 Recit. and Aria, Sound an alarm (Judas Maccabaeus) - Handel
ISOLDE MENGES AND ORCHESTRA 8.18 Concerto No. 2, in E - Bach i. Allegro; 2. Adagio; 3. Allegro assai
ORCHESTRA 8.38 Suite No. 3, in D - Bach I. Introduction: Grave, Vivace, Grave; 2. Air; 3. Gavotte I; 4. Gavotte 2 ; 5. Bourree ; 6. Gigue
JO VINCENT AND ORCHESTRA 8.59 Arias: 1. Komm in mein Herzens Haus (Enter into my heart) (Church Cantata No. 80, Ein' feste burg ist unser Gott) (A Stronghold sure is the Lord our God) - Bach (Violoncello obbligato, LAURI KENNEDY)
2. Gottes Engel weichen nie (The Angels of God Keep Watch) (Church Cantata No. 149, Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg) (Rejoicing is heard) - Bach
3. Komt all'ihr Seraphin (Come, all ye Seraphim) (Samson) - Handel (Trumpet obbligato, ERNEST HALL)
ORCHESTRA 9.17 Concerto Grosso No. 1, in B flat (Op. 3, No. i), for flutes, oboes, bassoons and strings - Handel i. Allegro moderato; 2. Largo, Allegro
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
DANCE MUSIC Roy Fox and his BAND
HARRY MICHAELSON (lightning cartoons)
Louise MAXIM (juggling and hand dancing)
CHARLES PARKER (in his novelty act, dancing on gramophone records)
Accompaniments, SYDNEY JEROME