From page 93 of ' When Two or Three '
At The Organ of The Regal,
' Music and Movement for Very Young Children
(Principal of the Ann Driver School of Music and Movement)
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
Queen's College, Birmingham
TilE GRINKE TRIO:
Frederick Grinke (violin); Florence Hooton (violoncello); Dorothy Manley
A comparatively late work of Brahms. this Trio has from the outset a sense of real bigness. The violin and violoncello alone begin the first big subject in octaves, and the second, more smoothly flowing, grows out of it so naturally that when the pianoforte begins it, it seems to be a continuation of the first. It is a long and elaborate movement, coming to an end with a quicker section in which the pianoforte has a strenuous part while the strings have a slower melody. Writing of this first movement Professor Tovey says that ' the stvle is grandly energetic with deep shadows of mystery, the mystery of nature rather than romance'.
The theme of the slow movement has that simple folk-song character which Brahms so often contrives to give his tunes. As in the first movement, the two strings begin in octaves while the pianoforte accompanies with chords. Another tune appears first as a pianoforte solo, and the opening returns in a more vigorous form. Then there is a flowing, tranquil section, with a tune which the violoncello begins, to be followed by the violin.
The most striking feature of the Scherzo is the figure made up of rapidly repeated notes played by the strings while the pianoforte rushes upwards in scales. The Trio has a fine, song-like melody which the violin begins with rippling accompaniment, and the Scherzo is repeated.
Again in the last movement the two strings play the first big theme in octaves at the outset while the pianoforte accompanies, and it is they ulso who introduce the second principal tune, another broad melody. Like the first, the movement is an elaborate one, but, with the two tunes in mind, it is easy to follow and to enjoy.
Ireland's Fantasy Trio, a comparatively early work, presents no difficulty at all to the listener. From beginning to end, it is frankly melodious. There are four sections, played without a break, corresponding to the four movements of a sonata. The sense of unity is obtained by the use of the opening broad melody of the first section, which appears again in the other sections, notably the third.
, at 2.0
2.5 Travel Talk
Life and Work-3
' Cattle in Uruguay '
W. S. BARCLAY
You will have noticed, a feature common to the talks in this series that take you to so many different countries : I one and all they are centred round places from which come the things you cat or the things you use. Today it is the turn of Uruguay, which you will find on your map of South America between Argentina and Brazil, and here fruit is grown and sheep and cattle are reared in large numbers.
It is a white man's country, the smallest and said to be the healthiest state in South America, and here the treeless grassy plains have been a paradise for cattle since the first calves were born from stock brought over by Spanish conquistadores. Here to-day herds of white-faced, red cattle are to be found, the like of which you will rarely see in Britain outside the county of Herefordshire, in which county you will rarely see cattle of any other variety. It must be strange for a Hereford man to set foot in Uruguay and find the beast everywhere that he seldom sees anywhere else.....
Today Mr. W. S. Barclay is to tell
Schools all about Uruguay and its great cattle industry.
Senior Course 1, Lesson 2
'Names of the Notes of the Scale'
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
3.0 Friday Afternoon Story
Mr. W. S.
Leader, A. Rossi
Under the direction of EMILIO Colombo
The Hotel Metropole, London
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Series 5-' Musical Art Forms as a Means of Expression '
Sir DONALD F. Tovey , Mus.Doe.
(Reid Professor of Music in the University of Edinburgh)
Sir Donald F.
Out on the allotment, in the small or large garden, in the greenhouse or by the cold frame, preparations are in progress for another season. Enthusiasts remember the snags' of last year, the seeds that let them down, the seedlings that came up but perished in the advance of slug invaders, the dressing that was wrong, the ' worm in the bud ', the maggot in the carrot— they remember these disasters and want to avoid them this year.
Such listeners, and especially those who have sent their problems and difficulties to Mr. C. H. Middleton , should listen to his talk this evening, because he is going to answer questions of general interest, put to him in his large mail.
Nobody-not even the most skilled gardener-can afford not to learn. The novice should be all ears, pencil, and a note-hook. It's February. Shouldn't he sow those sweet peas now under shelter ? Is he over-watering the carnations in the frames ? When should he prune the roses ? Invaluable hints for gardeners will be given in this talk tonight.
Mr. C. H.
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Oratorio Choruses sung by The WIRELESS CHORUS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
At the organ, BERKELEY MASON
Choruses from Theodora (1750)
1. For ever thus stands fixed the doom 2. He saw the lovely youth 3. How strange their ends
4. Come, mighty Father, mighty Lord
with BRIAN LAWRENCE
by JOHN L. BALDERSTON
(in collaboration with J. C. SQUIRE)
Freely adapted for broadcasting by BARBARA BURNHAM
' There still are adventures ... inconceivable adventures. Perhaps Time, real Time with a capital T, is nothing but an idea in the mind of God '
Characters in order of speech
Prologue : Five o'clock. A room in Berkeley Square in the Present
Scene i : The same room at the same time in the Past
Scene 2 : Continuous with Scene i
Scene 3 : A week later
Scene 4 : Afternoon, a week later
Epilogue: Continuous with the last scene, but back in the Present
Production by PETER CRESWELL
' Berkeley Square' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night
The Lady Anne Pettigrew:
The Duchess of Devonshire:
Sir Joshua Reynolds, P R A:
H R H The Duke of Cumberland, K.G:
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
(Ninth Season) to be given before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House
A Work specially written for Beggars
Music by KURT WEILL
Adapted by C. DENIS FREEMAN from Die Dreigroschenoper of BERT BRECHT (after The Beggar's Opera of John Gay)
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum , leader of a beggars' gang
Polly Peachum , their daughter -
Macheath, leader of a gang of street bandits
Brown, chief of London Police
Lucy, his daughter
Filch, one of Peachum's beggars
Members of Macheath's gang
The action of the play takes place in the slums of London
Produced by C. DENIS FREEMAN
ORCHESTRA under the direction of EDWARD CLARK
HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel