Ⓓ From page 48 of ' When Two or Three'
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An American's Economical Recipes
Mrs. BRAGG GILLESPIE
at the Organ of the Regal, Edmonton
Tracing History Backwards-2b
K. C. BOSWELL
The word ' money ' has many meanings. For instance, it can be a metal coin or a promise written on a bit of paper. In each case the value depends on confidence. It is on this confidence that K. C. Boswell will talk this afternoon. Listeners will hear something about the way in which confidence-and the lack of it-in money has considerably affected our prosperity in the past.
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by REGINALD REDMAN
In 1872 Bizet composed a charming series of twelve little pieces for piano duet, which was entitled Jeux d'enfants.
Though conceived with the utmost simplicity of melody and harmony, these pieces are delicately pictorial. The music is about children rather than for children. During the following year Bizet took five of the pieces and scored them for orchestra.
, at 2.6
' Round the Country-side'
4-' Underground Houses: Hedgehogs and Moles'
C. C. GADDUM
In this broadcast the following points will be discussed and explained : (a) The advantages and disadvantages of living underground; (b) Moles and their habits and characteristics-their wonderful power of burrowing, their extraordinary fierceness, and their blindness ; (c) The puffin, a bird that lives underground. Experiences with puffins on a lonely sea-bird isle ; (d) Insects that live underground, such as the digger wasp. The building of the tunnel and subsequent interesting things that happen.
Teachers are advised to have drawings or specimens of a mole, a puffin, and a digger wasp to show their class.
2.30 English Literature
Dramatic Reading-Scenes from
with VERNON ADCOCK
(xylophone and vibraphone)
Early Stages in French
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
'This and That'
DOROTHY D'ORSAY (contralto)
THE NEW ENGLISH Trio : Gwynneth Trotter (violin); JamesWhitehead (violoncello) ; Hetty Bolton (pianoforte)
Mendelssohn wrote two piano trios, in D minor and C minor respectively, which are among the best of his chamber works. No. I, in D minor, which was composed in 1839, is full of charming melodies that are developed in a characteristic neat and ingenious manner. Reviewing this work, Schumann said : ' This is the master-trio c.t our time, even as Beethoven's in B flat and D and Schubert's in E flat were the masterpieces of their day; it is an exceedingly fine composition which will gladden our grandchildren and great-grandchildren for many years to come '.
Von ewiger Liebe
Wenn Du nur zuweilen lachelst
Brahms Dein blaues
Auge Treue Liebe dauert !ange
Brahms's song ' Wenn du nur zuweilen lächelst' is the second of eight songs published in 1871 under the title of ' Songs and Ballads by G. F. Daumer '. Brahms thought highly of Daumer's gifts as a poet-he set nearly sixty of his poems. On his way from Nuremburg to Karlsruhe in 1872 Brahms stopped at Wurzburg to make the acquaintance of Daumer.
Max Friedlaender tells us that after some trouble he found the street and the house, and was considerably surprised when a little shrivelled old man was introduced to him as the German Hafis. Brahms, who in the course of conversation discovered that Daumer knew nothing of him and his songs, inquired jokingly after the many lovers of whom Daumer had painted such glowing portraits in his poems. The old man laughed quietly, and called from the adjoining room a little woman as old, as tiny, and as wrinkled as himself, of whom he said ' This is the only woman I have ever loved-my wife'.
Sonata Trio in B flat Schubert
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Quintets for Strings and Harpsichord
(1776) played by THE INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET : Andre Mangeot (violin); Walter Price (violin) ; Max Gilbert (viola) ;
Bernard Richards (violoncello) and ERNEST LusH (harpsichord)
Quintet NO.5, in D
1. Cantabile; 2. Allegro presto; 3. Minuetto : Quartetto; 4. Rondo : Allegretto
'The Search for Knowledge'
R. H. S. CROSSMAN
THE FOUR ACES
JACK GALLAGHER and PHIL HENRY
HELEN HILL and LEONARD HENRY
At the piano,
THE B B C VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
In 1802-3 Beethoven was at work on his Symphony No. 2 in D and the first two Sonatas of the group of three comprising Opus 31. The Sonata No. 2 in D minor is undoubtedly the finest of the three; indeed, it is one of the best of the whole thirty-two. It was said to be a special favourite of the master himself, and it was frequently played by him in public.
Clifford Curzon was born in 1907, and began his studies at the age of eleven under Charles Reddie, who was a pupil of Stavenhagen at the Royal Academy of Music. Mr. Curzon won the Potter Exhibition, the Thalberg Scholarship, and several other important honours. On leaving the college he studied in Berlin under Artur Schnabel. He gave up his professorship at the Royal Academy of Music for two years for further study and travel abroad. He had a great success in Berlin in 1928. He toured Germany in 1929, giving chamber music concerts as well as orchestral, and on his return to England the following year took up his professorship again at the Royal Academy of Music. But in 1931 he gave it up owing to his extensive concert engagements. In 1930 he married Lucille Wallace, the famous harpsichordist.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A Record of Achievement, 1900-1936 The programme devised by MILES HENSLOW and produced by FELIX FELTON
The present day — early prophecies-The Wright brothers in America-English scepticism-the first flight in England — early crashes-early triumphs-the Blackpool meetings-early competitions
The war-the first war-pilots-development—1917 the year of the aces-Armistice
The Air Ministry-the first air mail to the Continent-the first Atlantic flight-altitude records-speed records —long-distance records-international air-travel — imperial air travel — the present day again
Such are the milestones in the dramatic story of heavier-than-air flight. It will be told in this programme as an introduction to a series of talks on the problems of modern aviation. Many pilots and inventors who have taken and are taking an active part in its history will contribute to the programme.
Relayed from the Piccadilly Hotel
Time Signal, Greemvich, at 11.30