From page 51 of ' When Two or Three'
' Six Weeks of Floods in Rhodesia '
Mrs. 1. WALSH
The scene of this morning's talk is the farm of Galanyondo, of 7 ooo acres, where five years ago Mrs. Walsh and her husband decided to make a home. They arrived in Gwanda when the flood was rising and thanks to a dip-inspector, who volunteered to take them in his lorry, just got through in time.
They found the homestead derelict, and it took the boys eight days to make it fit for human habitation. Meanwhile they slept in the porch, and one night heard a fearsome thing-the cries of a kudu calf in the coils of a cobra.
Whilst Mrs. Walsh took stock of their stores, her husband shot for the pot They were 100 miles from the nearest town. After six weeks the river went down, and the runner was able to get across in his boat of bark. If Mrs.
Walsh lives to be a hundred, she will never forget the sound of the post-boy s kudu horn.
Robert Casadesus (pianoforte) : Ballade No. 1, in G minor (Chopin)
Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone): Wie bist du meine Konigin, and Feldeinsamkeit (Brahms) .
Piatigorsky (violoncello) : Kol Nidrei
(Bruch) ; Scherzo (Feltzer)
French Dialogue—4 ' Chez le medecin '
E M. SrfPHAN assisted by CAMILLE
at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, ERIC FOGG
MAURICE COLE (pianoforte)
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, GUY WARRACK
2.5 British History-10
' Craftsmen in Trouble '
' Living Things : Their Forms and Parts-9, The Struggle for Oxygen '
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., F.R.S.E., Professor of Natural History in University College, Dundee, the University of St.
Leader, BERTRAM LEWIS
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
Solo pianoforte, IRENE SCHARRER
Relayed from the Pavilion, Bournemouth (Soloist, IRENE SCHARRER> )
Cesar Franck 's Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra was composed in 1885. and given its first performance in the following year by the Société Nationale de Musique. It is certainly one of the most beautiful of Franck's works, written as it is with the utmost clarity of style and purity of thought and of colour. The form of the variations is interesting in that it is treated cyclically. Although in one continuous movement, the music falls into ten distinct sections: Introduction, statement of theme and six variations, Interlude, and Finale.
On the entry of the piano in the Introduction (poco allegro), the cyclic theme is heard. Later on the time changes into an allegretto quasi andante, and after a few bars the piano gives out a second theme upon which the six variations are built. The last variation ends with the playing of a repeated arpeggio that leads into the Interlude, one of the most beautiful sections of the work, based on the opening theme which is given to muted strings. The final section is a brilliant. piece of music, in which the opening cyclic theme and the theme of the variations are treated together.
3 (Soloist, IRENE SCHARRER> )
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR (From Glasgow)
presented by BORIS YVAIN in Songs and Dances with CARMEN DEL Rio
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Psalms, Songs and Sonnets
The BBC SINGERS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Songs of Four Parts
I. This sweet and merry month; 2. Let not the sluggish sleep ; 3. A feigned friend ; 4. Awake, mine eyes; 5. Come, jolly swains ; 6. What is life ? 7. Come, let us rejoice
Salads and Sandwiches from
Mrs. BRAGG GILLESPIE
J. A. SCOTT WATSON (Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)
J. A. Scott
Directed by HENRY HALL
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lesees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Last Concert of the Series
THE BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
Chorus Master, LESLIE WOODGATE
THE BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
God save the King
(Orchestration by Gerrard Williams)
Cantata profana for Chorus, Tenor Solo, Baritone Solo, and Orchestra by Bela Bartok
(First Concert Performance in England)
1. Molto moderato; 2. Andante ; 3. Moderato
(Soloists, HENRY WENDON AND ARNOLD MATTERS. THE BBC CHORAL SOCIETY)
Bartok's Cantata Profana was first performed in England before a private audience at the BBC concert of Contemporary Music on May 25, 1934. It is one of Bela Bartok 's most ambitious works, the sub-title of which is 'The Nine Enchanted Stags' — an old romantic folk legend that lends itself to descriptive musical treatment. The story tells of a father with nine sons who spend their time hunting in the forests. One day they follow a giant stag, lose their way, and by an evil spell are themselves turned into stags.
including Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and News
(Soloists, NOËL EADIE, ASTRA DFSMCNO, WALTER WIDDOP , NORMAN WALKES.
THE BBC CHORAL SOCIETY)
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed] and usual agents. Prices 2s. to 10s. (including Entertainments Tax).
A Tyrolean Interlude by BERTHE GROSSBARD and LESLIE MITCHELL
Characters Mrs. Ginsberg an American visitor to the Tyrol
Captain Harvey an English officer on leave
Fraulein Kranz , on a visit to the Tyrol Rudi , the Guide
Sepp, a peasant musician
Murgatroyd 'and Winterbottom two winter-sport enthusiasts
Peasants, Skiers, etc.
Produced by LESLIE MITCHELL
THE ORCHESTRA and a Section of THE
BBC MEN'S CHORUS
Conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK