From page 57 of ' When Two or Three'
' How a House is Built'
G. M. BOUMPHREY
'Question Time: A Service of Information'
' Ein Spaziergang in Berlin'
ERNST DEISSMANN, Dr.Jur.
by RALPH LANGDON
The Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Emanuel Feuerman (violoncello):
Seven variations on the duet, The Manly Heart (The Magic Flute) (Mozart, arr. Beethoven)
Elena Gerhardt (mezzo-soprano):
Schlummerlied (Slumber Song), Op. 24, No. 2 ; Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel), Op. 2 (Schubert)
Horowitz (pianoforte) : Sonata in B minor (in one movement) (Liszt)
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
The Thieving Magpie is a comic opera and was produced in Milan in 1817, and in London four years later, where it became very popular. The Overture is more simple in construction than most of Rossini's other overtures : it consists of two sections, the first in a rather majestic rhythm of martial character, and the second is based on a fast three-in-a-bar melody, which is typical of the composer's style.
The Practice and Science of Gardening-4
' Sowing the Seeds '
C. H. MIDDLETON
This afternoon Mr. C. H. Middleton is to talk to you about sowing the seeds, and about something even more important-thinning the seedlings out.
It's a common fault to sow too thickly ; in fact, it is almost impossible to sow thinly enough. And if the seedlings come up in their abundance you are apt to be delighted, and if they are the kind you can't with advantage transplant, it seems such a shame to pull half of them up and throw them away.
But if you want strong plants and fine flowers you have got to be cruel to be kind. Because, crowded, your seedlings won't grow whether they are candytuft or carrots. They will be dwarfed and sickly and cramped.
And if you transplant, have your ground prepared first so that the small plants are not wilting while you get it ready, and half dead before you put them in. There is a right way and a wrong way to do that, and Mr. Middleton will tell you which. He is to talk to you also about ' selected strains of vegetables ' and of ' seed ' potatoes, which you don't buy in a thin envelope like poppy seeds.
Mr. C. H.
' Byzantium, the Half-way House '
EILEEN POWER (Professor of Economic
History in the University of London)
Today you are to hear about Byzantium' the Greek City on the Bosphorus of which Constantine the Great made a capital in A.D. 324. Then it became Constantinople, and was the centre of Greek civilisation for the next thousand years.
You will hear how the Byzantine
Empire kept alive the ancient civilisation of the Roman Empire, how it converted and civilised the barbarians in the west of Europe, and guarded it against invaders from the east .
Byzantine art and architecture flourished until the fall of Constantinople in 1453. All the influence of the East is to be seen in its style, for the Roman builders had been taught bv the Syrians. Coloured marbles, mosaics composed of glass cubes, translucent enamel and precious stones were notable in their decorations.
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER
ANTHONY COLLINS (viola)
KATHLEEN COOPER (pianoforte)
Conductor, DAVID WILLIAMS
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
A. S. RUSSELL, M.C., D.Sc.
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT , Mus.B.
(University Professor of Music at
Italian Cantatas sung by GWENN KNIGHT (soprano)
At the harpsichord, ERNEST Lush
Cantata : Ah che pur troppo e vero
(Ah, 'tis too true)
Recit., Ah che pur troppo e vcro
(Ah, 'tis too true)
Aria, Col partir la bella Clori (When bereft of beautiful Chloris)
Rccit., In solitaria parte (In solitude) Aria, Care mura ! (Dear wal's !)
Recit., Numi ingiusti (Unjust Gods) Aria, Da che perso ho la mia Cloir
(Wherefore have I lost Chloris ?)
' The Artist's Problems '
New Seriesâ€”No. 8
The eighth of a new Songs from the Shows series dealing with theme songs from moving pictures. This programme will include a Walt Disney Silly Symphony 'Old King Cole'
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
by ISOLDE MENGES
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Sir FREDERICK WHYTE , K:C.S.I., LL.D-
THE BROSA STRING t QUARTET:
Antonio Brosa (violin); Norman Chappie (violin) ; Leonard Rubens (viola); Livio Mannucci (violoncello)
ALAN BUSH (pianoforte)
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ
Relayed from Casani's Club