^-' From page 78 of 'When Two or Three'
At the Organ of the Dominion Theatre,
Tottenham Court Road
Music and Movement for Very Young
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
Queen's College Chambers Lecture
MARGARET SEVERN (contralto)
IRENE KOHLER (pianoforte)
Accompanist, Alice Clayton
' Middle Europe'
9—' East Prussia'
K. H. ABSHAGEN
2.30 Music-Course. 2
Continuation Course 5
' Points about Tune-making'
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
3.0 Friday Story
Under the direction of FRANK ROSCOE
3.15 Friday Talk
Under the direction of FRANK Roscoe
A few years before the war Sir William Beveridge was a leader writer on a national daily. Now he is acknowledged as an important authority on the profundities of political science and economics. The eldest son of an Indian Civil Servant, he was born in Bengal in 1879 ; but he was educated in England, at Charterhouse and Balliol. He has filled many governmental posts : between 1909 and 1916 he was in the Board of Trade as Director of Labour Exchanges ; and in the later war years he served in the Ministries of Munitions and of Food. Since 1919 he has been a Senator of London University and Director of the London School of Economics.
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hans Weisbach : Symphony No, 92 in G, Op. 66 (Oxford) (Haydn)-1. Adagio-Allegro spirituoso ; 2. Adagio ; 3. Menuetto and Trio ; 4. Presto
Minneapolis. Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Eugene Ormandy : Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 (Rachmaninov) — i. Largo — allegro moderato ; 2. Allegro molto ; 3. Adagio ; 4. Allegro vivace-adagio-allegro vivace.
Directed by HENRY HALL
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Played by FRANK MERRICK
Sonata in G minor (Op. 49, No. I)
I. Andante ; 2. Rondo : Allegretto
Sonata in G (Op. 49, No. 2)
1. Allegro ma non troppo ; 2. Tempo di Menuetto
This evening Mr. C. H. Middleton is to bring to the microphone Mr. C. H. Curtis, V.M.H., managing editor of The Gardening Chronicle, and a prominent member of the Royal Horticultural Society's orchid committee. Mr. Curtis is a recognised authority on orchids, and he will discuss the possibility of growing them in the amateur's small greenhouse. Many people regard orchids as an exclusive luxury of the rich. Perhaps Mr. Curtis will dispel some of their illusions.
MALCOLM SARGENT , Mus.D.
A Programme for Young People of All Ages
An Hour of Varied Entertainment
WHAT'S IN THE BAND Box?
A month ago the Band Box provided a surprise ; today it is hoped to outdo it. This is a novelty off-shoot of a novelty feature, and nothing more must be said.
ANTONIO BROSA (violin)
FRANK MANNHEIMER (pianoforte)
Antonio Brosa was born at Tarragona, Spain. He made his first public appearance at the age of ten and received a municipal grant from the City of Barcelona to enable him to continue his studies abroad. He went to Brussels and studied under Matthieu Crickboom, and during the war came to live in England and gave his first recital in 1019. Mr. Brosa is now considered to be one of the best of the younger school of violinists, and as a soloist and leader of the Quartet that bears his name he has secured fame on the Continent, in America and in England.
Frank Mannheimer's first visit to Europe was in the ranks of the American Army during the war. It was at the very outset of his career that music had thus to be laid aside, but he was fortunately able to return to it, and when he next came from the United States he had already a firmly established place of his own I as a concert pianist. In the last few years he has often played in London, as well as in Berlin and many other European cities, and has shown himself to be an artist of power and subtlety.
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' Lord Roberts '
Lt.-General Sir WILLIAM FURSE ,
Lord Roberts died of pneumonia in November, 1914. Despite his advanced age-he was over eighty-he was stricken with his last illness while he was in the trenches at the war front. He was born in Cawnpore, the son of a great general, and his first regiment was the Bengal Artillery. His career in India was remarkable. He served with an unusual combination of brilliance and bravery during the Mutiny, and under Sir Colin Campbell was at the second relief of Lucknow-service which won him the Victoria Cross. In 1895 he was made Field-Marshal; and a few years later, in 1899, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief in the Boer War campaign.
Sir William Furse , who is to talk this evening, is himself a soldier with a distinguished record. In the early 'nineties he served as A.D.C. to Lord Roberts when the latter was Commander-in-Chief in India.
This programme, repeated from last year, commemorates the day of St. Cecilia, the Patron Saint of Music. It is a set of variations in music and words on the theme ' What passion cannot music raise and quell ? ' (John Dryden )
The Grand Organ played by BERKELEY MASON
The Programme devised and produced by FELIX FELTON
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by JULIAN CLIFFORD
Johann Strauss proves to have been a towering figure. For half a century he dominated the dance rooms of the world, and for longer than that he will continue to influence the rhythm of the dance and obsess the minds of its craftsmen. Viennese music to this day means the music of the waltz, and no higher praise can be given to a certain type of music than to say it is in spirit truly Viennese.
Brahms acknowledged Johann's genius, R.chard Strauss emulated it in Der Rosenkavalier, a whole school of composition has been built upon its idiom, and the greatest have been glad to borrow from it.
This 'choreographic poem', by Ravel is admittedly an essay in the style and manner of the Viennese waltz, and he has issued instructions to the players that it is in that spirit he wishes it to be rendered. The composer has imagined and pictured a vast ballroom, full of waltzing couples, growing gayer and brighter as the music proceeds until the fully-lighted scene resembles a ball at the Imperial Court of Vienna in the great days when
Johann Strauss was ' king '.
HARRY ROY AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel