From page 42 of ' When Two or Three '
' The Look of a House'
H. MAXWELL FRY and G.M. BOUMPHREY
Question Time: A Service of Information
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' Wir haben ein Auto gemietet'
HANS SCHIRMER , Dr. Phil., and MARGARET von TRESCKOW
by VERNON 0. WRIGHT
The Usher Hall, Edinburgh
The Virtuoso String Quartet : Rondo in C, Op. 74. No. 1 (Haydn) ; Serenade (Quartet in F, Op. 3. No. 5) (Haydn)
Irene Scharrer (pianoforte) : Study in A minor, Op. 25, No. 11 (Winter Wind) (Chopin); Studies, No. 1, in F minor, and No. 3, in D flat (Chopin) (Trois Nouvelles Etudes)
Heifetz (violin): Alt Wien (Old
Vienna) (Castelnuovo Tedesco) ; Largo on G string (Cleranibault, arr. Dandelot); Scherzo Tarantelle, Op. 16 (Wieniavski)
Irene Scharrer (pianoforte): Scherzo
No. 2, in B flat minor, Op. 31 (Chopin)
The Poltronieri String Quartet :
Canzonetta (Quartet in E, Op. 12, No. 1) (Mendelssohn) ; Allegro con brio (Boccherini)
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
The Practice and Science of Gardening—5
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.
2.30 World History—5
Today's interlude, the second this term, concerns the great Prophet Mohammed , the founder of Islam.
The first part takes place in the merchants' quarter at Mecca, and shows how the news of Mohammed's escape from Mecca to Medina came to one of his enemies-the year being A.D. 622, according to our calendar, or the year I, according to the Moslems or Mussulmans, the followers of the Prophet.
The second part of the interlude is set in the desert ten years later, and shows how the news of the Prophet's death in the Holy City of Medina reached some of his followers.
Early Stages in German
SASCHA LASSERSON (violin)
LONIE BASCHE (pianoforte)
Conducted by W. J. SAINT
JOSEPH YATES (baritone)
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
JOHN BAKER , D.Phil. (Demonstrator in Zoology in the University of Oxford)
S. R. LITTLEWOOD
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT , Mus.B. (University
Professor of Music at Cambridge)
Harpsichord Music played by LUCILLE WALLACE
Suite in D minor i. Allemande; 2. Courantc ; 3. Sarabande (with two variations) ; 4. Gigue
Partita in A i. Allemande ; 2. Courante; 3. Sarabande; 4. Gigue
A Discussion between Eric NEWTON and ERNEST HOLLOWELL , Leader of a Manchester Listening Group
A half-way stage has now been reached in this series, which is really an exhaustive inquiry, not only into modern ' art, but into art in general. In six talks
Mr. Eric Newton , who is conducting the inquiry, has addressed the jury of listeners. He has tried to explain to the lay mind what the artist is getting at, what he sees and what he wants you to see. Mr. Newton has discussed ' Beauty ', and, in defence of the 'moderns ', reminded his listeners that the credo of Keats, ' Beauty is truth, truth beauty', can be applied to ugliness as well as to loveliness. He has discussed style, choice of medium, and craftsmanship.
And now this evening, before examining experts in later broadcasts, he is to put a layman in the box. And it should be absorbingly interesting to know what this layman—the leader of a listening group-makes of it all. Which school is he for ? The old or the new ? And is it a matter of his age ? Or is he dispassionate ? Is he puzzled ? What sort of questions will he ask Mr. Newton ? And what sort of questions will Mr. Newton ask him ?
A High-Speed Variety Programme with KIRBY and HUDSON
JOHN TILLEY LILIAN GUNN
THE FOUR ACES
LENNINGTON SHEWELL and his Therimin
LmLE ANNA ROGERS
THOSE FOUR CHAPS
(Paul England, Claude Hulbert ,
Bobbie Comber and H. B. Longhurst )
THE DANCING DAUGHTERS
(Trained by Rosalind Wade )
THE B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
Compere, JOHN WATT
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
F. A. VoiGT
THE SPENCER DYKE STRING
Spencer Dyke (violin) ; Tate Gilder (violin) ; Bernard Shore (viola) ;
Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)
JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)
The key of C minor seems to have appealed to Brahms whenever he wanted to express tragic emotions. Outstanding works "of this character are : the Piano Quartet in C minor, the Piano Trio in C minor, the Symphony No. 1 in C minor, and the String Quartet in C minor.
While still adhering to the classical design of sonata form, Brahms's treatment is much fuller and freer, and, with the exception of the third movement, the thematic material is closely related throughout, since it is for the most part derived from the first theme of the first movement. This initial theme, like so many of Brahms's tunes, is based on the notes of the common chord (C minor). Surging upwards on the first violin, it immediately defines the tense and stormy mood of the whole movement.
The second movement is in the form of a deeply expressive ' Romance ', with a quiet middle section of unsurpassed poignancy and sonorous beauty. The music here is particularly striking for its richness of colouring and originality of rhythm. The third movement is a rather slow and flowing Scherzo, full of fancy and quaint simplicity, especially in the charming trio section. The mood of the first movement more or less dominates the Finale, the chief theme of which will be recognised as a peculiar amalgam of me initial theme of the first movement and that of the ' Romance '.
JACK PAYNE WITH HIS BAND