Ⓓ From page 87 of ' When Two or Three'
ALLAN FERGUSON , D.Sc. (Assistant Professor of Physics, Queen Mary College,
A Service of Information
I—' Wie schreibt man deutsche
Briefe ? '
by A. M. HENDERSON
Relayed from Glasgow Cathedral
Thorn Denijs (tenor) with pianoforte :
Songs from Robert Schumann 's Dichterliebe (sung in German) (Words by Heine; English translation by Eobert Whistler )
Alfred Cortot (pianoforte): Sonata in B minor, Op. 58 (in four movements) (Chapin)
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
' The Practice and Science of Gardening ' : 2—' Propagation '
C. H. MlDDLETON
In Mr. Middleton's talk this afternoon-his first talk this term-Schools are to hear various methods of increasing
I plants other than by sowing seeds.
He will discuss propagation by cuttings, by layering (bending down, underslitting, and ground-pegging of side shoots of carnations), by budding and grafting (of roses), by division (of perennial roots).
Schools will learn why certain plants are propagated by these vegetative methods and why other plants are raised from seeds : the difference between grafting and budding, in the case of fruit trees ; and why cuttings of such plants as currants are inserted in the open ground, while cuttings of, say, geraniums are kept in a greenhouse.
EILEEN POWER (Professor of Economic History in the University of London)
2—' The Barbarian Invasions '
Last term Schools heard about the rise of civilisation in the Near East and in Europe, in India and China, and the story stopped soon after Christ was born in Palestine. At that time there were two great Empires, one at each end of the Old World—the Chinese Empire in the East, and the Roman Empire in the West.
Last Monday Professor Eileen Power told you about them both, and why they never met each other. You will remember that both Empires came to the same end, when barbarians from the North conquered them. In today's talk you are to hear all about these barbarians, where they came from, and how they settled down. And next Monday Miss Rhoda Power is to give the first of her very popular interludes, all about a ruler of one of these barbarian tribes.
Early Stages in German
. Lesson 2
A. H. WINTER
FLORENCE HOOTON (violoncello)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
Although Ildebrando Pizzetti , a distinguished Italian composer of marked romantic tendencies, does not offer detailed programmes to his chamber works, he is none the less an avowed composer of programme music. He has let it be known that various of his works are the expression of certain emotions. For instance, the three movements of his 'Cello Sonata are meant to express his grief and bewildered state of mind after the death of his wife.
Conducted by G. J. MAY
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ALISTAIR COOKE and Monsieur CAVALCANTI
In tonight's talk Mr. Alistair Cooke will begin to examine the difference between sound films and silent films. M. Cavalcanti, one of the outstanding Continental directors, who is now in this country experimenting in sound films, will come to the microphone and discuss the question with Mr. Cooke. To illustrate this talk. listeners will hear some of the sound from recent films.
Under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT , Mus.B. (University
Professor of Music at Cambridge)
Miscellaneous Harpsichord Music played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH
Early Compositions for the Harpsichord
Sonatina in D minor Suite in D minor
Preludium, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Aria con variazioni, Minuet,
Gigue Ciacona in D minor
Art is under no obligation to be ' true to life ', but it is under an obligation to be ' beautiful and one of the commonest charges brought against modern art is that it does not fulfil this obligation.
But Mr. Eric Newton is to warn listeners not to confuse beauty in nature with beauty in art. A beautiful portrait is by no means always a picture of a beautiful person. He will enlarge on this theme in this, the fourth of his six introductory talks, before he examines witnesses.
New Series. No. 7
The seventh of a new ' Songs from the Shows' series, dealing with theme songs from moving pictures. This programme will include a Walt Disney Silly Symphony, The Grasshopper and the Ants, adapted for broadcasting by John Watt and Wally Wallond , by special permission of Walt Disney
Mickey Mouse Ltd.
THE UNKNOWN SINGER
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
Where a boxer knocks out his opponent in fair fight and accidentally kills him, he may be liable to a charge of man-slaughter. In this discussion you will hear the legal aspect of such a predicament as it emerge; from a consultation between the boxer himself, his solicitor, and his counsel.
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Andre Mangeot (violin); Walter Price (violin) ; Eric Bray (viola); Jack
; Shinebourne (violoncello)
FREDERICK THURSTON (clarinet)
V. C. CLINTON BADDELEY
FREDERICK THURSTON AND QUARTET
This work has always been known as the Stadlerquintet since it was composed by Mozart for his friend and crony, Anton Stadler , a celebrated clarinet player. The quintet ranks very high in Mozart's chamber music, as high, some musicians think, as the two quintets for strings composed in the last two years of Mozart's life, when his powers were at their most mature.
Of the four movements, the second is probably the most familiar, from the fact of its many arrangements for other instruments ; for, though a slow movement, actually it is little more than an accompaniment and very beautiful clarinet solo.
' The Eve of St. Agnes ', by John Keats
Paul Dukas , composer of the well-known symphonic poem ' The Sorcerer's Apprentice ', wrote the following criticism on Debussy's Quartet after its first performance in 1894: M. Debussy's Quartet bears the definite stamp of his manner. Everything is clearly and concisely drawn, although the form is exceedingly free. The melodic essence of the work is concentrated, but of a rich flavour. It impregnates the harmonic tissue with a deep, original poetic quality. The harmony itself, although greatly daring, is never rough or hard. M. Debussy takes a particular delight in successions of rich chords that are dissonant without being crude, and more harmonious in their complexity than any consonances could be ; over them, his melody proceeds as on a sumptuous, skilfully designed carpet of strange colouring that contains no violent or discordant tints. One single theme forms the basis of all the movements of the work. Some of the transformations it undergoes have an unexpected charm that is particularly fascinating '.
JACK JACKSON and his BAND
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel