From page 63 of ' When Two or Three'
The Problems of Meal Times
By a DOCTOR
At the Organ of The Dominion Theatre,
Tottenham Court Road
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
Relayed from Queen's College
Chambers Lecture Hall, Birmingham
A Recital by LEONARD HIRSCH (violin) and FLORENCE ASTLEY (pianoforte)
Heinrich Rehkemper (baritone) with Orchestra : Kindertotenlieder (Mahler) (Songs on the Death of Children), i. Once more the sun would gild the moon ; 2. Ah ! now I know why oft' I caught you gazing ; 3. When thy mother dear. 4. I think oft', they've only gone a journey; 5. In such a tempest
The Leon Wayne Sextet is led by Leon Wayne himself. The other instruments are second violin doubling clarinet and saxophone, viola doubling violin, piano, violoncello, and bass. Leon Wayne began to study the violin when he was ten years of age-one of his teachers was the late Max Mossel. Three years later he was playing solos in public. Since then he has built up a considerable reputation for presentations of light orchestral works and dance music.
Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Liszt's symphonic poem Hamlet' (completed in June, 1858) makes no attempt to tell the ' story ' of Shakespeare's tragedy. It is a musical study of the hero himself, comparable with Wagner's Faust Overture, though more subtle in psychological delineation. The opening is gloomy and hesitant. Later come bursts of passion and vigorous decision, and a great climax is built up-only to be cut short by the (rhythmic) figure of ' Fate' (from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony). There is a pause and, for a few bars, flutes and clarinets evoke the shade of Ophelia. It is twice dismissed with mocking irony, and we see the wretched hero at the climax of his frenzy. Finally Liszt takes farewell of his hero in a quiet epilogue (Andante funebre). ' The rest is silence.'
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
with Government and other
Under the direction of Bernard van
Pianoforte Music played by EGON PETRI Valse a capriccio on two motifs from
' Lucia ' and ' Parisina'.. Donizetti
Wedding March and Dance of the Elves from the music to Shakespeare's ' A Midsummer Night's Dream '
C. H. MIDDLETON
With this evening's talk this series, which has gone on through a second Christmas, enters on a new year. Mr. C. H. Middleton has won popularity not only for his broadcast talks that so ably and admirably give gardeners sound advice throughout the year, but because seeing himself as a gardening doctor, he repeatedly calls in specialists and brings them personally to the microphone. He has rendered a service invaluable to amateur and professional gardeners alike.
This evening he is to come to the microphone alone and will briefly teview the new catalogues and make one or two suggestions as to good flowers to grow in 1936.
Mr. C. H.
In this series of ' Keyboard Talks' Harold Samuel will talk about and play well-known pieces of piano music. Some of them he will analyse in his own way, showing their difficulties and less obvious beauties. His examples will not be confined to serious music ; he will show how during one generation a piece has become popular and in the nextgeneration it is dismissed as' banal'.
A Programme for Anybody and Everybody with Young Ideas
Relayed from the Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Principal violin, MARIE WILSON
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Symphony No. 8, in F
1. Allegro vivace e con brio 2. Allegretto scherzando 3. Tempo di minuetto
4. Finale : Allegretto vivace
Pianoforte Concerto No. 5, in E flat
(Emperor) i. Allegro
2. Adagio un poco mosso 3. Allegro ma non troppo
(Solo pianoforte, CLIFFORD CURZON)
Symphony No. 4, in B flat i. Adagio-Allegro vivace 2. Adagio
3. Minuetto : Allegro vivace-Trio :
Un poco meno allegro
4. Allegro ma non troppo
Tickets can be obtained from The British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.I, Messrs.
Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall,
Langham Place, W.i, and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax) 7s. 6d., 6s., 55. (reserved); 3s. (unreserved); promenade (payment at doors only), 2S.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
by MABEL CONSTANDUROS with DAVID BucHAN at the pianoforte
Decisions have to be made at every moment of our lives-many of them on small matters that may lead to something far more important later on. On looking back and speculating on the ' might have been ', no one other than oneself can ever tell how nearly one might have decided the other way. In this ' Decision ', the fifth of the series, the problem is common enough-which of two candidates is the daughter of the house going to marry ? Her father and mother each have strong and different views which they keep rather to themselves ; but here they reveal them by thinking aloud at the microphone. The girl comes to her decision in the same kind of soliloquy, and finally the young man makes his choice -rather unexpectedly.
The Young Man:
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON