Ⓓ From page 18 of 'When Two or Three'
The British emigrant who becomes a bush farmer must adapt himself to a life entirely different from the one he has been used to in his home town or village. It is not everyone who can do it.
This morning listeners are to hear how an old public schoolboy broke up his own farm from virgin bush, and something of the life of a Northern Alberta farmer.
G. Inglis will describe how the bush farmer in his bachelor shack must turn his hand to baking his own bread and flap-jacks (pancakes); he must darn his own socks, and do his own washing. Everything is based on the harvest. It is the great event to prepare for, and the experience - happy or tragic - to look back on. A good harvest can mean comfort and hope for another year. A bad harvest may mean privation.
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pietro Coppola : Menuet and Ballet (Petite suite) (Debussy, arr. Busser)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra,
.conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart. : Paris-Symphonic Poem (Delius)
' Chez Ic photographe '
E. M . STÉPHAN and Mlle. CAMILLE Viere
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
by C. H. TREVOR
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
' The Highlanders go to Canada'
At the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth, numbers of Highlanders were evicted from their lands which were taken over for sheep-farming. Their emigration to Canada was inspired by Lord Selkirk who wrote : ' Now is the time to befriend this people ... let us direct their emigration ; let them be led abroad to new possessions ... give them homes under our own flag, and they will strengthen the Empire.'
Though there were some who accused him of madness, his scheme went through. These Highlanders emigrated to another life, another land. How they fared in Canada, many of them trading in fur and settling in such places as Fort Douglas on Red River, will be told you by Rhoda Power this afternoon.
' A Midsummer Night's Dream ', by William Shakespeare
by BERKELEY MASON
A. S. Arensky (1861-1906), one of the most interesting of minor Russian composers, is known in England chiefly by his pleasant, lyrical chamber music and by his polished miniatures for piano, which he produced prolifically. His bigger works-three operas, two symphonies, piano concerto and violin concerto-are already half-forgotten.
Though a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, his work is not very remarkable for national flavouring. It is similar in quality to the more lyrical part of Tchaikovsky's output and this is reflected in turn in the compositions of his own most distinguished pupil-Rachmaninov. Towards the end of his life Arensky's faculties were undermined by living at a rather furious pace, and his last days were spent in tragic futility. Galloping consumption ended his life.
Leader, BERTRAM Lewis
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Symphony No. 1, in B flat...Schumann
1. Andante un poco maestoso, Allegro molto vivace ; 2. Larghetto ; 3. Scherzo and Trio ; 4. Allegro animato e grazioso
Schuman's First Symphony is a Spring Symphony. He wrote it (as he told Taubert in February, 1841, a month before the first performance) ' when the first breath of spring was in the air '. And, as Sir Donald Tovey has happily pointed out, it also coincides with ' the springtide of the happiest years of his life—his year of song, 1840, when he triumphed over all the obstacles which old Wieck opposed to his marriage to his Clara, and poured out the first and greatest two volumes of his four volumes of songs; and 1841, when, with his powers as yet undiminished by illness, he devoted his attention to the larger forms of music'. The first movement expresses ' Spring's Awakening ', the last ' Spring's Farewell
In the Steppes of Central Asia Borodin Variations on a Nursery Rhyme (for
Pianoforte and Orchestra) Dohnanyi
(Soloist, FRANK MERRICK )
St. Paul's Suite for Strings Hoht
1. Jig; 2. Ostinato; 3. Intermezzo; 4. Finale
Irish Rhapsody in D minor...Stanford
Borodin's most important orchestral vork after his two fine symphonies .. the ' symphonic sketch ', ' In the Steppes of Central Asia'. It was originally written as a musical background to one of a series of historical tableaux vivants shown during the celebrations of the silver jubilee of the Tsar Alexander II in 1880. The music illustrates the following scene : The silence of the sandy steppes of Central Asia is interrupted by the first sounds of a peaceful Russian song. Then the melancholy refrain of an Oriental song is heard, and with it the tramp of horses and camels. A caravan escorted by Russian soldiers is crossing the immense desert, fearlessly continuing its long journey under the protection of the Russian troops. The caravan proceeds on its way. The songs of the Russians and those of the Asiatics gradually blend together in the same harmony; their refrains are heard for some time and finally die away in the distance.'
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
J. A. Scott WATSON (Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)
Tonight Professor Scott Watson will bring to the microphone Mr. N. S. Barron , M.R.C.V.S., who will discuss the prevention and control of some of the commoner and more troublesome diseases of the pig. Mr. Barron is Advisory Officer in Veterinary Science for the Reading Province. In recent years he has been working in close collaboration with the private veterinary practitioners in his area in dealing with various disease problems such as those of swine fever, swine erysipelas, and anæmia.
J. A. Scott
Mr. N. S.
Bach Celebration under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
ORGAN MUSIC played by G. THALBEN-BALL
Prelude (Fantasia) and Fugu: in C minor
Toccata and Fugue in F
for a Gala night of Spanish Song and Dance with THE ORQUESTA HISPANICA introduced by THE MAÎTRE D'HôTEL
Relayed from Queen's Hall
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell anl Co., Ltd.)
Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and News
Iso Elinson was born in Russia in 1905, and received his first instruction from his mother, who was a pupil of Anton Rubinstein. At six he attended the St. Petersburg Conservatoire and studied the piano under Professor Blumenfeld, and composition with Sokolov and Heinberg. In 1922 Elinson made his debut as a concert pianist and up to 1928 gave concerts in all the principal cities of Russia.
In 1929 Elinson left Russia and went to Berlin, where he received high praise from the leading critics. Since then he has played in most of the principal cities in Europe.
Roy FOX AND HIS BAND
11.0 11.45 London National only
TELEVISION (low definition) By the Baird Process LEONARD HENRY
LORNA JERMAINE (speciality dances) JEAN and JOAN ORMONDE
(The Singing Dancing Sisters)
BERTHA WILLMOTT (songs)
Sound will be radiated on 296.2 m.