From page 24 of 'When Two or Three'
V. H. MOTTRAM (Professor of Physiology in the University of London)
This is the second of four talks by Professor Mottram, and though they happen to be given during the summer they have nothing to do with meals and cooking that are appropriate only to hot weather. Winter or summer, Professor Mottram's advice is : ' Don't cook too much '.
He is no crank. He admits that cooking makes food keep better ; makes it taste nicer; and makes indigestible food digestible. That he prefers his meat red is personal prejudice. What he is getting at is the waste of time in labouring too long in the kitchen preparing something that will be eaten in a few minutes.
He advocates that, apart from the boiling or scrambling of eggs, and the frying of bacon for breakfast, families should have only one cooked meal a week. Professor Mottram and his wife have reduced their own cooked meals to one a week, and claim that they have lived in this simple way for months without any detriment to health, and with time gained for .pleasanter things than cooking.
Today Professor Mottram is to give a full week's menus of a diet based on his principle.
At the Organ of The Granada,
Medley Johann Strauss Melodies
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Georg Schneevoigt : Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56 (Grieg) Â— Prelude, In the King's Hall; Intermezzo, Borghild's Dream ; Homage March
The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Talich : From Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Ma Vlast-My Country) (Smetana)
Smetana (1824-1884) was the pioneer of Czech national music. His cycle of six symphonic poems collectively entitled 'My Country' is, as the title suggests, in praise of Bohemia.
'Bohemia's Woods and Fields' is the fourth symphonic poem of the cycle. The music sets out to describe a traveller's sensations on his arrival in the country. He meets a village maiden. At noon he rests in the woods, and then proceeds onwards until he comes to a village. A hymn reminds him of the piety of the peasants, and a jolly dance suggests their simple sense of fun.
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Borodin's Nocturne forms the slow movement of the String Quartet No. 2 in D, which was composed in 18S8. The music is very sensuous and lyrical and its chief thense is reminiscent of one of the tunes in the Poiovtsian Dances from Prince Igor. The Nocturne is often played separately and is an example of a thoorughly beautiful and expressive Syrical movement.
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Isolde Menges (violin) : Danza espanola (Falla, arr. Kreisler); Waltz in A flat (Brahms) ; Hungarian Dance No. 20 (Brahms, Joachim); Zephyr (Hubay)
Caspar Cassado (violoncello) with harp obbligato, Clarence Raybould (organ) : Kol Nidrei (Bruch)
The Virtuoso String Quartet: Novelette No. 3 (Bridge) ; Londonderry Air (arr. Bridge)
Leff Pouishnoff (pianoforte) : Prelude in B flat (Rachmaninov) ; Polichinelle (Rachmaninov) ; Tango (Albeniz) ; Moment musical (Schubert)
THE LONDON ENSEMBLE:
Harold Fairhurst (violin) ; Helen Just (violoncello) ; Hetty Bolton (pianoforte)
One of the most interesting characteristics of Schumann's development as a composerwas his concentration upon one type of composition at a time. Up to the year of his marriage with Clara Wieck his energies were confined to piano music, then he devoted himself almost entirely to song writing, after which he turned to the orchestra, and finally to chamber music.
Schumann's dissatisfaction with the piano as an adequate means of expression dates from the year 1838 when he told Clara that ' the piano has become too limited for me. In the compositions I write now I hear many things I can hardly indicate. It is especially remarkable how my ideas are almost all canonic, and how I always discover the imitating voices later, often in inversion, in changed rhythms, etc.'
Schumann's finest chamber works were written during the year 1842. The first two Piano Trios in D minor and F came five years later. The F .major Trio has pace and ready melodic appeal, but does not show quite the spontaneity and the same high level of invention that characterise the composer's earlier chamber works.
with DON CARLOS (tenor)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Directed by HENRY HALL
A Radio-Dramatic reconstruction of the Duke of Monmouth's attempt to seize the throne of England, which culminated in the Battle of Sedgmoor on July 6, 1685, the last battle fought on English soil
1st Narrator Royalists 3rd Narrator of the Rebels 4th Narrator
James II, King of England
Mr. Finch, Solicitor-General James, Duke of Monmouth Lady Henrietta Wcntworth
Lord Grey Robert Ferguson
The Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State
Mr. Dassel, Customs Official of Lyme A Herald
Godfrey, servant to Mr. Sparkes of Chedzoy
Lord Dartmouth, a captain Thomas Ken , Bishop of Ely Francis Turner , Bishop of Bath and Wells Dr. Thomas Tenison
Sir George Jeffreys , Chief Justice of the King's Bench
Royalists, Rebels, Prisoners, etc.
The cast will include :
Patric Curwen , Eric Lugg , Robert Speaight , Ronald Simpson , Robert Farquharson , Brember Wills , Glen Byam Shaw , Gwendolen Evans , Gordon McLeod, Edward Craven , Francis de Wolff, Ralph Truman , Henry Hal latt, Leslie Perrins , Harold Scott , Harald Colonna , Lionel James , Stanley
Vine, Joan Church
The Programme written and produced
' by FELIX FELTON
SetJgmoor has the double distinction of being the last battle fought in England-unless we reckon a few unimportant skirmishes of the '45 — and of being one of the great might-have-beens of history. For though the Protestant cause, which received such a severe set-back at Sedgmoor, was to triumph peacefully only three years later, the course of English history would have been quite different had James II been overthrown by a Whig Stuart (even though an illegitimate Stuart).. England would never have been drawn into the Dutch alliance (with its attendant military adventures), nor would there probably have been any Hanoverian succession.
. Yet perhaps the deepest interest of the Battle of Sedgmoor lies not in the hopelessly one-sided fight itself nor in the fate of the rather ignoble adventurer who lost it, not even in the probable consequences of a rebel victory, but in the appalling fate of the rank-and-file of the vanquished-the simple West Country peasants slaughtered at the Bloody Assizes for their heroism in a cause of which they really knew very little.
Lord Grey Robert
by THE BANDA DEL CORPO AGENTI DI
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE
Directed by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House, Park