From page 45 of 'When Two or Three '
ALLAN FERGUSON , D.Sc. (Assistant Professor of Physics, Queen Mary College,
This morning Professor Allan Ferguson is to broadcast his third talk in this series, and will give further illustrations to show the wide gap between the life of the housewife in 1840 and that of her prototype today. In every possible way the inventions of science have saved labour for her. Lighting, heating, sewing machines, down to the smallest device to make work quick and easy. Professor Ferguson is showing in these talks how much we owe to science which, after all, is only another name for knowledge.
These talks, dealing with a variety of subjects from tenants' rights to old age pensions, are designed to explain the difficulties and problems that face so many people today.
Here an injustice is being done ; there is a way to put it right. There help sorely needed may be obtained if you know the way to set about it. Each letter sent in is forwarded to the National Council of Social Service and will receive an individual reply. Listeners should send their questions to the B.B.C., London, and should mark their envelope with the letter ' U '.
Cast of chief characters
CHORUS and ORCHESTRA of La Scala,
Conductor, LORENZO MOLAJOLI
Puccini's opera, one of several founded on the Abbe Prevost's novel, was Produced at Turin in 1893 and London heard it for the first time in May of the following year. It has always been one of the most popular of Puccini's operas, and the second act especially includes more than one number which is constantly heard apart from its context.
Manon has deserted the Chevalier des Grieux in favour of the wealthy Géronte who can give her all the luxury on which her affections are set; and yet, in the second act we hear her complaining to her brother Lescaut that in these surroundings there is something which chills her spirit. Deep in her heart she is still longing for her handsome young lover. Singers come to entertain her, by Geronte's wish, and there is a charming madrigal.
Then a dancing master arrives and with Geronte and others who have come in, Manon has a lesson in the Minuet. After the dance, when all but Manon have gone, des Grieux hurries in. Lescaut has told him where he can find Manon, and there is a passionate love- duet. Geronte comes back and surprises the two young people, pretending to sympathise with them, although he has really told the authorities of their culpable conduct. Manon's brother, who has learned this, warns Manon, but, before making her escape, she insists on collecting, as far as she can, the jewels Geronte has lavished on her. The delay proves to be her undoing ; the police arrive and arrest her on Geronte's allegation that she is a woman of bad character.
She is sentenced to banishment, and the journey to Havre, where she is to embark with other women prisoners, is presented in an orchestral interlude between this act and the third.
by JOHN PULLEIN
Relayed from Glasgow Cathedral
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
EMILY BROUGHTON (soprano)
Erika Morini (violin): Praeludium and Allegro (Pugnani, Kreisler)
John McCormack (tenor) : There
(Parry) ; Three Aspects (Parry)
Erika Morini : Gavotte (Lully, arr.
Burmester) ; Minuet (Mozart, arr. Kross)
John McCormack : The Bitterness of Love (Dunn) ; Love's Secret (Bantock)
Erika Morini : Gypsy Serenade
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
FREDERICK GRINKE (violin)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
Sonata in D minor, Op. 108 ... Brahms
1. Allegro; 2. Adagio; 3. Un poco presto e con sentimento; 4. Presto agitato
Conducted by H. HEYES
CHARLES DEAN (baritone)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
JOHN BAKER , D. Phil. (Demonstrator in Zoology in the University of Oxford)
Under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT , Mus. B. (University
Professor of Music at Cambridge)
Played by A Section of THE BOYD NEEL STRING
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conductor, BOYD NEEL
Grand Concerto in G (Op. 6, No. i)
A tempo giusto-Allegro; Adagio-Allegro; Allegro
ERIC NEWTON : The Artist's Vision '
This evening Mr. Eric Newton is to pursue his inquiry into art in general, as well as into modern art. He has to show what art is. What it is for. What the artist is getting at. Has he a duty to his public? Has his public a duty to him ?
In four more preliminary talks Mr.
Newton will discuss ' The Place of the Subject ', ' The Question of Beauty ', * Style, Choice of Medium, and Craftsmanship ', and ' The Artist's Problems'. '.
He will then, in six further broadcasts bring to the microphone on one occasion, a leader of a discussionproup, and on other occasions various artists and critics of opposing schools. For the aim of this series is to free modern art from the atmosphere of controversy that surrounds it. Is it as bad, or as good, as its opponents and champions make out ?
Listeners are advised to read, as a guide, the new pamphlet' The Approach to Art', obtainable at the B.B.C.
Publications Department, or from any local B.B.C. office. We regret that the wrong price was inadvertently given in last week's issue. The correct price is 7d., od. post free.
Miecio Horszowski is a Pole, born in Lwow in 1892. Before he was four he was having piano lessons, before he was six he was being written about in the Press as a musical phenomenon. Leschetizki then took him up, made him learn all music thoroughly so that by the time he was twelve he was prepared to astonish the world. This he proceeded to do.
Two years later he played Beethoven and Mozart Concertos in the Scala. Milan ; in Rome was given a gold medal by the Pope ; migrated to Paris, weathered the War ; and, recovering, toured Europe and South America with the persistence and success of an accepted front rank virtuoso, though London has not figured prominently in his itinerary. When he finds time to be at home Horszowski lives in Milan.
New Series, No. 6
The sixth of a new Songs from the Shows series, dealing with theme songs from moving pictures
This programme will include a Walt Disney Silly Symphony 'Lullaby Land' adapted for broadcasting by John Watt and Wally Wallond, by special permission of Walt Disney Mickey Mouse, Ltd.
THE THREE GINX
THE B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA and THE CHORUS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
At the Pianofortes:
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
Chorus Arrangements by Doris Arnold
Orchestral Arrangements by Wally Wallond
Compered and Produced by JOHN WATT
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
THE ITALIAN TRIO:
Alberto Poltronieri (violin); Arturo Bonucci (violoncello); Alfredo Casella
The name Sammartini, which is merely a form of St. Martin, is very common in Italy, and no one can say how many Sammartinis there have been in the world of music throughout the ages. But there were two who established a real contact with this country, and one of them, Giuseppe, lived here for many years, playing and composing. For a time he held the post of Director of Chamber Music in the Household of the Prince of Wales. We call him Sammartini of London to distinguish him from his brother, Giovanni (Sammartini of Milan).
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ
Relayed from Casani's Club