From page 27 of ' When Two or Three '
'An Architect's Advice on a House'
E. MAXWELL FRY and G. M. BOUMPHREY
Question Time : A Service of Information
' Ich kaufe eine Zeitung *
by W. GREENHOUSE ALLT
The Usher Hal!, Edinburgh
Antoni Sala (violoncello): Sonata
Niedzielski (pianoforte) : Nocturne in C sharp minor (Chopin) and Liebestraum (Love's Dream), No. 2, in E (Liszt)
Fancescatti (violin) : Tzigane (Concert Rhapsody) (Ravel)
Lily Dymont (pianoforte) : Bolero in C (Chopin)
Emanuel Feuermann (violoncello) :
Minuet (Valsensin, Daube) and Spanish Dance (Granados)
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
The Practice and Science of Gardening-6
' Preparing for Early Crops '
C. H. MIDDLETON
(Professor of Economic History in the University of London)
In last week's interlude Schools learnt all about the dramatic ' Hegira or flight, of Mohammed, the founder of the faith of Islam, from Mecca to Medina in A.D. 622, in order to escape from his enemies. This afternoon Professor Eileen Power will describe how the Mohammedan religion was carried by the Arabs as far west as the Atlantic and Spain, and eastward until it touched the fringe of the Chinese Empire.
Those of you who have read ' The
Arabian Nights' should be specially interested in this broadcast, for Professor Power will talk about the Caliphs of Bagdad—the ' Commanders of the Faithful' who are mentioned in those entertaining stories. You will also hear about Arab trade and about Arab learning which gradually found its way through Spain into Europe. The influence of the Mohammedans on medicine, chemistry, architecture, and philosophy was very great, and when they entered Spain they founded universities and spread their love of knowledge far and wide. They produced many famous men, one of the most noted having been Avicenna, a celebrated philosopher and physician, who lived from A.D. 979 to 1037.
The Arabs were, and are, great lovers of story-telling, but the story of their own history, especially since the advent of Islam, is quite as interesting as any of their fiction.
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER assisted by M.-E. GILBERT
AMINA LUCCHESI (violin)
MARGERY CUNNINGHAM (pianoforte)
Joaquin Turina is one of the most distinguished of contemporary Spanish composers. Born in 1882 at Seville, he received his early musical training at Seville and Madrid, but in 1905 Turina went to Paris and entered the Schola Cantorum, where he worked with Vincent d'Indy for nine years.
Turina is both a facile composer and a clever craftsman. In his works, particularly the chamber and piano music in which he is chiefly interested, he shows deep national consciousness in that most of his rhythms and themes are derived from Spanish folk tunes. Turiria's second Violin Sonata is very characteristic of the composer's style. It is full of vigour and is grateful to play and listen to.
Conducted by J. FOSTER
Directed by ERNEST LEGGETT
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Territory in Bird Life '
A Discussion between
JOHN BAKER , D.Phil. (Demonstrator in Zoology in the University of Oxford), and J. M. McC. FISHER
under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT , Mus.B.
(University Professor of Music at
Anthems sung by THE WIRELESS SINGERS and Vocal OCTET
At the organ, BERKELEY MASON
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Jubilate, in celebration of the Peace of Utrecht
1. Alto and Chorus : 0 be joyful in the Lord
2. Chorus: Serve the Lord with gladness
3. Duet (Alto and Bass) : Be ye sure that the Lord He is God
4. Chorus : 0 go your wayin to His gates
5. Trio: (A'to i, Alto ii, Bass):
For the Lord is gracious
6. Chorus : Glory be to the Father
Alto i : GLADYS WINMILL
Alto ii: Doris OWENS
Bass : STANLEY RILEY
A Discussion between ERIC NEWTON and Sir REGINALD BLOMFIELD , R.A.,
This evening, in Mr. Eric Newton's exhaustive inquiry into art, he is to put the first of his experts in the box in the person of one of the greatest modern architects of the orthodox school, Sir Reginald Blomfield, R.A.
Sir Reginald is the holder of positions of distinction too numerous to mention, and he is internationally famous for domestic and civil architecture and garden designs. His many publications on architecture are considered authoritative by countless students of the subject.
from Sandy's Album presented by Sandy Powell 's
Road Show Company
(By permission of The London Palladium management)
The cast includes
THE HARMONICA BAND and SANDY POWELL
Produced by A. W. Hanson
This evening this popular comedian and broadcaster makes a welcome return to the microphone in a brand new radio revue. Following his broadcast in June last year, he played nine weeks in the Isle of Wight, and has been on the road ever since.
Sandy Powell , with his soft Yorkshire accent and flair for getting laughs, made his name with the ' Lost Policeman' record. It had over a million sale, and it used to be said it was to be found in every police station in Britain. He linked up his gramophone sketches in a road show and went on tour. He was lost as a single act on the halls, but made for life.
He has another flair-one for discovering talent. He spotted Jimmie Fletcher , the boy singer, at Sheffield twelve months ago. Then, in the summer, he found Maggie Stott , the mill girl from Oldham. It will be remembered that he introduced her to listeners in ' In Town Tonight'. Then three weeks ago the drummer at the Empire, Newcastle, said to him one evening : ' I wish you would hear my boy, Mr. Powell And so listeners are to hear Teddy Miles , the boy xylophonist, tonight.
Sandy Powell himself, his wife
Peggy Whitty , the mouth organ band-an item not often heard on the air-and last but not least, Sandy Powell 's one visitor Florence Oldham , who broadcast in Music-Hall last month, are likely to make this ' Album' the best yet opened.
This revue will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow night ,
by FRANCIS Toye
Francis Toye , regular contributor to THE RADIO Times, has been music critic of The Morning Post since 1925. He studied composition under Professor Dent and S. P. Waddington. ]n 1922 Mr. Toye joined the staff of the Daily Express as leader-writer and later was appointed music critic. His pen is versatile, for, in addition to musical journalism, Mr. Toye has written a novel, a one-act play that was produced at the Royalty Theatre, two fine full-length studies of Rossini and Verdi, and numerous songs.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Sir FREDERICK WHYTE , K.C.S.I., LL.D.
Mass for Five Voices
Kyrie : Gloria : Credo :
Sanctus : Benedictus : Agnus Dei: sung by THE WIRELESS CHORUS
Conducted by Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
(An article on this work, by Sir Richard Terry , appears on page 11)
Sir Richard Runciman
by ISSAY SCHLAEN
JACK JACKSON AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel