Ⓓ From page 36 of ' When Two or Three'
'My Job ', by a Post Office Skilled
Information on Training, etc., by VALENTINE BELL
Solomon (pianoforte) : Au bord d'une source (Bv the Side of a Spring) (Liszt) ; Study in F minor (Liszt)
Lotte Lehmann (soprano) : Halleluja
(Hummel); Where thou goest (Bridal Hymn) (Roessel)
Jacques Thibaud (violin) : Scherzando (Marsick) ; Intrada (Adagio) (Desplanes); Malaguena (Albeniz)
3-' Louis demenage '
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
8—' Alfred the Great'
'The Great' is only one of several titles bestowed on Alfred by his admirers, for at one time or another he has been also termed ' England's darling ', ' the truth-teller ', and ' the shepherd of the people.' This afternoon Rhoda Power will tell listeners how King Alfred earned these names.
The son of King Aethelwulf, he was born about 848. At the age of five he travelled to Rome to be confirmed by Pope Leo IV. Later, in 871, he succeeded his brother, Aethelred as King of Wessex. His reign was anything but peaceful. Enormous efforts had to be made almost continually to keep the Danes from overunning the country. And so successfully did Alfred exert these efforts that it is no exaggeration to say that he saved Britain from being transformed into a heathen Scandinavia.
' Living Things : Their Forms and Parts'
8.—' Plants and Animals compared '
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., F.R.S.E.
Professor of Natural History in the University of St. Andrews
Leader, BERTRAM Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
Solo pianoforte, MOISEIWITSCH
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Brahms in 1880 was made Director of Philosophy of the University of Breslau. It was necessary that he should submit a thesis in the form of a composition. As Sir Henry Hadow has said : ' A ceremonial of so solemn and academic a character naturally demanded an unusual display of learning. Symphonies were too trivial, oratorios were too slight, even an eight-part a capella chorus in octuple counterpoint was hardly adequate to the dignity of the occasion. Something must be done to mark the doctorate with all the awe and reverence due to the Philosophic Chair. So Brahms selected a handful of the more convivial student-songs and worked them into a concert overture which remains one of the most amusing pieces of pure comedy in the whole range of music '. The songs Brahms used in this overture are three known as ' The Father of his Country ', the ' Freshman's Song ', and ' Gaudeamus igitur '.
In one year, 1788, Mozart composed the three last and the three greatest symphonies he was to write before his death three years later. They were all written within less than two months, the E flat major (No. 39) being dated June 26, the G minor (No. 40), July 25, and the ' Jupiter' in C (No. 41) August 10. Each is emotionally different, yet all are unmistakably Mozart at his very finest. The E flat Symphony is happiness itself, the ' Jupiter' all dignity and grace, while of the G minor Otto Jahn, Mozart's biographer, wrote that it seems to express a sorrow rising ' in a continuous climax to a wild movement, as though seeking to stifle care*. It is as though Mozart had in this triptych deliberately written in terms of music that part of his autobiography which can alone be so expressed.
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Played by EDWARD ISAACS
Sonata in C sharp minor (Op. 27, No. 2)
(Sonata quasi una fantasia)
I. Adagio sostenuto (attacca); 2. Allegretto (e trio) ; 3. Presto agitato
Rondo in C (Op. 51, No. I)
Moderato e grazioso
J. A. SCOTT WATSON
(Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)
A hundred and fifty years ago the bulk of the thinner chalk and limestone land in the south-eastern half of England was poor sheep-walk. It was turned into arable when the country was in dire need of bread, and was made to grow useful crops of corn by means of the ' golden hoof of the folded sheep. In the past twenty years the great flocks of hurdled sheep have largely disappeared because, as most farmers believe, the system of arable sheep-farming cannot be made to pay with modern wage rates.
Mr. Thomas, who farms at Palace
Gate, Odiham, Basingstoke, has remained faithful to his Down flock. Tonight he will give reasons for his faith and will explain his system of sheep management.
J. A. Scott
Third Symphony Concert
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., LtJ.)
Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and News
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], and usual agents. Prices 2s. to 10s. (including Entertainments Tax)
written by WILFRID ROOKE LEY with music played by WALFORD HYDEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
At the table
DINO GALVANI and WILFRID ROOKE LEY
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
This new musical feature made its debut on the air a month ago and scored a hit at once. Tonight another programme of popular old tunes is to be presented to listeners, and of course to the young honeymoon couple sitting under the tree. Joan Carr , Charles Mason ; the perfumed garden of a little cafe on the Continent, and Dino Galvani to serve wine. What more can two lovers want than to sit here and listen to music introduced by that mysterious figure in a cloak, Wilfrid Rooke Ley , and played by Watford Hyden and his Orchestra ?