@ From page 66 of ' When Two or Three'
Here is the story of a married couple who had had thirty homes in ten years, in India, Africa, and England, and who set out steerage for Rhodesia to become tobacco farmers with a daughter a year old.
They spent a year as pupils in the blue, their home "a grass hut in danger of floods in the wet season, and of fires in the dry. But their lives when they started the tobacco farm were to be even more exciting. During tobacco curing Mr. Pearce was up all night. Mrs.
. Pearce built brick kilns with the help ot a native, and with her rather wild daughter tethered to a tree. The furniture was made from packing cases ; they cut each other's hair, they mended their shoes. In the midst of all this their second babv was born. And even then all their money went west.
Listeners will hear how their wanderings continued, how they travelled
15,000 miles to find a job with a three-year-old daughter and infant son. They found it, as they deserved to, and their new job was as exciting as the old one.
'Unepartie de Rugby'
E. M. STÉPHAN
At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
' Canada or New France ? '
This is the first talk by Miss Rhoda Power since he, return from America. She will be in charge of all the History broadcasts this term.
Canada was called New France because it was ' as good and as temper ate as France and on the same latitude '. Hence the title of today's talk ' Canada or New France ? ' It was Jacques Cartier , a Breton sailor, who explored it in the sixteenth century. And today schools are to hear about the early pathfinders and the rival English and French traders.
' The Fun of Writing'. S. P. B. MAIS: 1. 'Biography-Writing about
JOHN NEWSOM : Your Club Activities'
Conductor, Richard Austin
Nicolai Orloff (pianoforte)
Relayed from The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Symphony No 4, in D minor - Schumann
1. Andante, Allegro; 2. Romance; 3. Scherzo: Adagio, Allegro; 4. Finale
Suite, Mother Goose - Ravel
1. Pavane de la Belle an Bois Dormant (Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty). This is a slow dance which is executed by the courtiers while the Princess is asleep.
2. Petit Poucet (Hop-o'-my Thumb).
The music illustrates the following quotation from the story: 'He thought he would easily find his way back by means of his bread, which he had scattered as he passed along; but to his surprise he could not find a single crumb, for the birds had eaten them up.' The music is particularly interesting for its constant change of tempo.
3. Laideronnette, Imperatrice des Pagodes (Little Ugly Empress of the Pagodas). The quotation at the head of this number is: 'She laid aside her robes and entered the Bath. Immediately the Pagodas began to sing and play on different instruments: some had theorbos or lutes made of nutshells; others had viols made of almond shells - for they had to make their instrument in proportion to their own size.' The sounds of these strange fairy instruments are cleverly suggested by the use of the harp, celesta, glockenspiel, xylophone, gong and cymbals.
4. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete (Conversations of Beauty and the Beast). This number is in waltz rhythm and depicts the end of the story of 'Beauty and the Beast': 'When I think of your kind heart, you don't seem to me so ugly'. 'Yes, it is true! I have a kind heart, but still I am a monster.' 'Many men are worse monsters than you.' 'If I were clever I would pay you a fine compliment by way of thanks, but I am only a Beast...' 'Beauty, will you be my wife ?' 'No, Beast!'... I die happy because I have had the joy of seeing you once more.' No, Beast, you must not die, but live to be my husband!' The Beast disappears and in his place Beauty sees a Prince, who thanks her for having broken the spell of his enchantment.
5. Le Jardin faerique (The Enchanted Garden). This number portrays the Awakening of the Sleeping Beauty. Prince Charming finds her asleep and as the sun rises she awakens. All the characters that have appeared in the Ballet enter. Finally a fairy comes before them and blesses the happy couple.
Nicolai Orloff and Orchestra
Concerto in A minor............ Grieg
1. Allegro moderato; 2. Adagio; 3. Allegro marcato
Grieg wrote his pianoforte concerto in the first year of his marriage and it speaks eloquently of his happiness.
Though the sight now is not quite so familiar as it was not very long ago, there was a time when to see a piano in a music-loving home was to see at the same time a volume of Grieg's piano pieces lying upon it. The association was inevitable, for in the field of the short lyrical, tuneful and fairly easy pieces Grieg had then no rival. His engaging harmonic newness, his rhythmic folk music preferences, and his pleasing sentimentalities made a strong appeal to a public for whom deeper profundities would have involved deeper understanding.
But there is much more to Grieg than that. He was not alone a composer of charming little pianoforte pieces, nor of a number of strikingly individual and often very beautiful songs. He wrote a good deal of music on a much larger scale, and it is on his whole output that he must be judged. He is, for example, the most important composer in Norwegian history; he did more than anyone to develop a Norwegian national style, and his influence has been in certain directions profound.
Dance of the Apprentices - Wager
Entrance of the Masters (The Mastersingers) - Wagner
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
E. M. DELAFIELD
Under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Played by SYLVIA SPENCER (oboe) JOY BOUGHTON (oboe)
JOHN TICEHURST (harpsichord)
Sonata (No. I) in B flat
1. Adagio; 2. Allegro; 3. Largo; 4. Allegro
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and News
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed]; and usual Agents. Prices 2S. to IOS. (including entertainments tax)
Read by LEWIS CASSON
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES Kunz Relayed from Casani's Club
London National only (261.1 m.)