From page 21 of 'When Two or Three'
This morning, in her second talk, Lady Burdon is to continue her very interesting account of the trials and tribulations of a Governor's wife, especially in the West Indies. Entertaining can be no joke when your cook is capable of regaling her family on half the food you have provided for your guests, when your native boys water the whisky - with mosquito water at that; nor can life be exactly pleasant with insects eating your linen, novels, and best note-paper!
In Government House, Belise - a stout old wooden barn built by slave labour a hundred years ago - Lady Burdon survived the hurricane of 1931, when nearly 3,000 people were killed. This morning she will talk about hurricanes and other experiences she has endured.
At the Organ of The Ritz Cinema,
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Directed by NoRRis STANLEY
Relayed from Pattison's Cafe
Harold Samuel (pianoforte) : Partita in B flat (Bach)—Sarabande—Minuets i and 2; Gigue Mark Raphael (baritone), with pianoforte : Come away, Death ; It was a lover and his lass; 0 Mistress mine ; Take, oh, take those lips away; Fear no more the heat of the sun (Quilter)
Harold Samuel (pianoforte) : Partita in C minor (Bach)—I. Sinfonia ; 2. Allemande : 3. Courante ; 4. Sarabande ; 5. Rondeau ; 6. Caprice
Mark Raphael (baritone), with pianoforte : Go, lovely Rose ; 0 the month of Maying (Quilter)
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Lesson, II Kings v, 1-14
Magnificat (Ley in C minor) Lesson, Luke xv
Nunc Dimittis (Ley in C minor)
Anthem, Seek him that maketh the seven stars (Elgar)
Hymn, Jerusalem the golden (E.H. 412)
Leader, H. S. Cropper
Directed by Louis COHEN
The Valley Gardens, Harrogate
by PHILIP TAYLOR
The Town Hall, Cheltenham
with DON CARLOS (tenor)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
From a very early age Tchaikovsky was strongly attracted by Italian opera, and its melodious influence probably has a good deal to do with the fact that his music is in some ways less obviously Russian than that of his compatriots. He made more than one visit to Italy, and this piece, among the gayest and most care-free of all his music, was composed during a trip in 1880, most of which he spent in Rome. In a letter to Madame von Meek, Tchaikovsky says: 'I am working at an Italian Fantasia based on folk-songs. Thanks to the charming themes, some of which I have taken from collections, and others which I have heard in the streets, this work will be effective.'
Directed by HENRY HALL
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Solo Pianoforte, SOLOMON
THE BBC SYMPHONY
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
(Cimbalom, PHIL DAVIS )
Hary Janos , the hero of the comic opera from the music of which this suite is drawn, is a fantastic sort of fellow with a something in him of Charles Chaplin , something of Bill Adams , who ' won the Battle of Water- loo ', and quite a lot of Baron Munchausen, who was given to boasting about his impossibly wonderful adventures. The opera is treated by Kodaly in the manner of a fairy-tale, and magic, mystery, folk-lore, naive simplicity, and fantastic humour are all to be found in the music. The first number, ' The Fairy Tale Begins', opens with a sneeze, to show that the tale is true-a Hungarian superstition; the second describes the clockwork soldiers in the Emperor's palace marching to clockwork music; the third is just a folk song ; the fourth tells of Hary routing the whole French army with his band of hussars, and of Napoleon begging for mercy ; the fifth is an intermezzo ; and the sixth a march called ' Entrance of the Emperor and his Court'.
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed] ; and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax) : 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved); 3s. (unreserved); promenade (payment at door: only) 2s.
Sir Henry J.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by The Rev. E. N. PORTER GOFF, Vicar of Immanuel Church.
(Organist, REGINALD GOSS-CUSTARD)
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. E. N.
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
DENIS O'NEIL (tenor)
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE
Directed by SYDNEY LIPTON
Grosvenor House, Park Lane