From page 51 of ' When Two or Three'
A Covent Garden Assistant
Covent Garden. It has drawn sight-seers in all classes of life for centuries. They have found romance in the colour
- and the smell of fruit and flowers, in the lorries and the baskets and the litter and the porters that go to make up Covent Garden.
But when an assistant in that historic market, who has to leave home at four or five o'clock in the morning, finds romance in it, it must be romantic indeed.
This talk is one of the very best in this popular series. No social barriers in the market. Coffee after clocking-in. Strings of porters with cases of apples. The monotonous chant of the ' caller off ' inducing sleep.
The humanity of costers. A crowd of women crying bitterly because a pal's moke has been injured. Tricks of old flower sellers. Stars and royalty strolling into the market. Authors looking for local colour. Women in the summer shelling peas. Varsity students buying rotten apples for a rag. Strange things turning up in cases from overseas-tarantulas that may mean an amputated finger, messages from girl packers in Australia lonely for a letter from some young man in England.
Dora Labbette (soprano) : Should he upbraid ? (Bishop) ; She wandered down the mountain side (Clay) ; Orpheus with his lute (Sullivan)
Peter Dawson (bass-baritone) : She is far from the land (Lambert) ; Love, could I only tell thee (Capel) ; King-fisher Blue (Woodforde-Finden) ; Jhelum Boat Song (Both from Song Cycle, On Jhelum River)
' Le Lancement d'un paquebot'
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle .
The Granada, Walthamstow
by HAROLD RHODES
St. Mark's, North Audley Street
' John Wesley ' RHODA POWER
In a letter dated October 12, 1743, the Staffordshire magistrates informed the constables of that county that 'certain disorderly persons styling themselves Methodist preachers, go about raising routs and riots ', and ordered them to arrest John Wesley and his preachers for a breach of the peace.
The charge was quite untrue. For, though there had been disturbances in other parts of the country, Wesley had preached at Wednesbury without molestation. The colliers in the neighbourhood had listened to him peaceably, and several hundred persons had formed themselves into a society as Methodists. On the contrary, an agitation was stirred up against them; their doors were broken open, their houses plundered. Both preachers and congregation were maltreated and pelted with eggs. You are to hear about John Wesley and his difficulties this afternoon.
2.30 English Literature
Some Books I Like :
' Master Skylark, by John Bennett '
S. P. B. MAis
2.50 To Unemployed Clubs
' Your Club Activities '
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Manuel de Falla is certainly the greatest figure that Spain has produced in creative music. And ' Nights in the Gardens of Spain ', finished in 1916, was the first work to stamp the composer as an artist of great individuality. This work is not a concerto, nor is it a piece of programme music.
Falla says ' If these " symphonic impressions " have achieved their object, the mere enumeration of their titles should be a sufficient guide to the hearer. Although in this work-as in all which have a legitimate claim to be considered as music-the composer has followed a definite design, regarding tonal, rhythmical, and- thematic material ... the end for which it was written is no other than to evoke places, sensations and sentiments... The themes employed are based on the rhythms, modes, cadences and omamental figures which distinguish the popular music of Andalucia, although they are rarely used in their original forms ; and the orchestration frequently employs, and employs in a conventional manner, certain effects peculiar to the popular instruments used in those parts of Spain. The music has no pretensions to being descriptive : it is merely expressive. But something more than the sounds of festivals and dances has inspired these " evocations in sound ", for melancholy and mystery have their part also.'
Study, Op. 10, No. II
Study, Op. 10, No. 8 ...... Chopin
Waltz in A flat, Op. 64
Symphony No. 2, in E flat .... Elgar
1. Allegro vivace e hobilmente ; 2. Larghetto ; 3. Rondo, Presto ; 4. Moderate e maestoso
Written early in 1910 as a loyal tribute to His late Majesty King Edward VII , this symphony was afterwards dedicated to his memory. It is prefaced by the first two lines of Shelley's poem : 'Rarely, rarely, comest thou, Spirit of Delight', and though Elgar's music has probably no intention of following the whole poem closely, it is no doubt bom of the idea set forth in these two lines.
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
E. M. DELAFIELD
' Danish Agriculture'
A Discussion between JOHN MORGAN and ROBERT STÆRMOSE
John Morgan never misses opportunities. Robert Staermosc , a tutor at a Danish Co-operative College, is over in this country, and this evening John Morgan is bringing him to the microphone to discuss Danish agricultural conditions.
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
An Opera in three Acts
Leader, BERNARD REILLIE
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
CHARLES SMART (organist)
Nine Five-Minute Selections from
1. White Horse Inn 2. Vagabond King 3. Gaiety Echoes
Films i. College Rhythm
2. Princess Charming 3. Road House
Three Ages of Cinema Music
GEOFFREY SHAW , Mus.Doc.
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London (Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Lid.)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conducted by Sir' HAMILTON HARTY
Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and News
WILHELM BACKHAUS AND ORCHESTRA
Of Schumann's works in the larger forms, far the finest are those produced from 1841 to 1845. Towards the end ot 1840, he and Clara Wieck were happily married, after long suspense and many difficulties, in the course of which Schumann had actually to go to Jaw with his prospective bride's father. His warm-hearted admiration for his wife's gifts as a pianist, her devotion to the works which he wrote for her to play, acted and reacted on each other with the happiest results for the art of music. The first movement of this Concerto, composed in 1841, was intended at first to stand alone as a Fantasy. Four years later the other two movements were added to complete the Concerto as we know it now.
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed] ; and usual agents. Prices 2s. to 10s. (including entertainments tax)
HARRY ROY AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel
London National only (261.1 m.)
11.0 11.45 TELEVISION (low definition) By the Baird Process
RENEE DE VAUX (Character sketches)
ELINOR SHAN (Mimes and dances)
NAVARRE (Master Impressionist of famous singers)
SOPHIE Wyss (songs)
Sound will be radiated on 296.2 m.