@ From page 72 of 'When Two or Three'
@ for Farmers and Shipping
C. J. S. Thompson , M.B.E., Ph.D.
FRITZ RIPPE , Dr. Phil., and MARGARETE VON TRESCKOW
by W. Greenhouse Allt, Mus. Doc.
Relayed from Glasgow Cathedral
Leader, Bernard Reillie
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
(from Flying Trapeze)
THE BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
PERCY UNDERWOOD (baritone)
A Midsummer Night's Dream overture, written when the composer was only seventeen, is as sparkling and, indeed, as mature a piece of music as was ever written by a composer, old or young. Music apart, how the intelligence to appreciate the finer points in Shakespeare's play should have been present in one so young is a problem no one has been able to fathom. The score was conceived, quickly written and ready for performance in the space of a few weeks. There was no hesitation in its composition, and its total absence of any suggestion of toil or experiment would seem to constitute a complete definition of inspiration.
The Practice and Science of Gardening-7
' Friends and Foes of the Garden'
F. W. COSTIN
Insects that are vegetarians are foes because they will eat your plants -caterpillars, wire - worms, earwigs, Colorado beetles (that destroy potatoes). Insects that are meat-eaters are friends because they live on the enemy. Hover flies, so named because they hover over flowers in the sunshine, and lacewint/ flies, that close their wings at rest, are the parents of grubs that are excellent friends.
The ladybird is to be cherished, for she and her grubs eat aphides or green Hies that suck the sap from your roses. But one regrets to say our old friend the Daddy-Long-Legs is no friend to gardeners.
Today, in his last talk this term,
Mr. F. W. Costin is to tell young gardeners about friends and foes.
Mr. F. W.
' The Story of Paper and Printing' ElLEEN POWER, Professor of Economic History in the University of London
In this last talk of the term, Professor Eileen Power is to tell you about thp invention of paper in China at the beginning of the second century AiD. She will show you how the discovery travelled along the silk road across Asia, and reached Europe towards the end of the eleventh century. In the eighth century the Chinese invented block printing, and movable type in the eleventh. Printing came to Europe (Holland and Germany) in the fifteenth century..... And finally you are to hear one of Rhoda Power's little plays. The scene England, outside Caxton's Press at the Sign of the Red Pale in 1477. King Edward IV and his Queen have been to visit it, and you will hear the crowd discussing the new invention. ,
Professor Eileen Power and Rhoda Power are featured this week in ' People you Hear' on page 11.
Simon Goldberg (violin), Paul Hindemith (viola), Emanuel Feuermann (violoncello) : Serenade in D (Beethoven)
Alfred Cortot (pianoforte): Studies, Op. 25 (Chopin)
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER
A Running Commentary by Major H. F. FAUDEL-PHILLIPS on the Competition for the King's Cup
Relayed from Olympia
(Copyright. See notice on page 56) An article about this event will be found on page 6.
Major H. F.
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
It is a great thing to learn to appreciate the beauties of the countryside, for to be interested in wild life, whether of plant or bird or ' little beastic ', to find out about it, to understand it, to sympathise with it, is a never-failing source of pleasure and enhances life a thousandfold.
Nature appeals to us in thousands of ways, every one of which can be known and loved. Ruskin said : ' The greatest thing a human soul can do in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way.'
This is what Mr. Cherry Kearton will try to do when he talks this evening about the lives of the creatures of the hedgerow.
under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge)
CHURCH CHORUS CANTATAS AND MOTETS
MARGARET GODLEY (soprano)
BRADBRIDGE WHITE (tenor)
STANLEY RILEY (bass)
BERKELEY MASON (organ)
THE BBC SINGERS
THE BBC ORCHESTRA (Section G)
Led by Manus O'Donnell
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
Cantata No. 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Hriland (Come, Redeemer of the Gentiles)
'Chords that Matter'
Sir WALFORD DAVIES, C.V.O., Mus.D., LL.D.
A Concert Party Show
Revived and Produced by HARRY S. PEPPER
C. DENIER WARREN
WYNNE AJELLO PAUL ENGLAND
At the Pianos: HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
The White Coons will broadcast in the Regional programme tomorrow night
by FRANCIS TOYE
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
THE LYRA QUARTET:
Gordon Walker (Bute) ; David Wise (violin); Anthony Collins (viola);
John Cockerill (harp)
Reader, HUBERT GREGG 10.17 HUBERT GREGG The Choric Song, from The Lotus Eaters by Tennyson 10.25 GORDON WALKER, DAVID WISE AND ANTHONY COLLINS 10.42 HUBERT GREGG
The Piper of Aril, by Duncan Campbell Scott
10.50 QUARTET (First Performance)
Felix White 's debut as a composer was made at the Promenades with an Overture, ' Shylock '. A tone-poem, ' Astarte Syriaca ', was performed at Queen's Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra, under the composer's direction, and a ' Meditation ' and ' Two English Dances ' have been given at Bournemouth. Among his works for string orchestra that have had several broadcasts are a Suite, ' Cakes and Ale ', and a Serenade, ' To Miranda '. Naturally, as a pianist, Felix White has not neglected the instrument of his choice, for he has written six suites and about a hundred pieces for piano.
That Felix White has ranged far and wide over the whole field of English poetry, particularly among ' the lovely that are not beloved ', is shown in his songs, numbering about 250, of which close on a hundred are published. Felix White 's chamber music includes a trio for oboe, viola and piano, ' The Nymph's Complaint for the death of her fawn ', and a quintet, ' Four Proverbs ' (two works which gained Carnegie Awards in 1922 and 1925 respectively), a piano trio, a string quartet, a sonata for 'cello and piano, and the quartet now to be performed, which is his most recent work, and was specially written for the Lyra Quartet.
JACK JACKSON AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The Dorchester Hotel
London National only (261.1 m.)
By the Baird Process
BILLY KERSHAW (the Personality
DORÉTHEA AND JACK (London's leading
ERIC BARKER (entertainer)
MONTI RYAN (songs and dances)
SYDNEY JEROME'S QUINTET
(Sound will be radiated on 296.2 m.)