From page 42 of ' When Two or Three '
(g) Time Signal, Greemvich, at 10.30
The Housewife Talks to a Builder
. Mrs. EDNA THORPE and JOHN LAING
The average housewife finds a great deal to criticise in the building and planning of her house ; and equally the average architect and builder are anxious to find out exactly what the housewife wants. Last week Mrs. Thorpe did much to clear up the situation by talking with an architect about the design of her house. And this morning she is to carry the discussion a stage further by meeting John Laing , a builder.
In the last of the series to be broadcast next Monday morning Mrs. Thorpe will talk with a town-planning official of the Ministry of Health.
The Milan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorenzo Molajoli : Overture, Fra Diavolo (Auben)
The Opera Comique Orchestra
(Paris), conducted by G. Gloez : Ballet Music, Manon (Massenet)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Schmalstich : From Foreign Lands (Moszkowski)— Italy; Germany ; Spain ; Hungary
'Paula und Peter sollen im Radio sprechen'
A. M. WAGNER , Dr. Phil, and ELSE JOHANNSEN
Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin
(pianofortes) : Suite No. 2 for two pianofortes, Op. 17 (Rachmaninov) Introduction ; Waltz ; Romance ; Tarantelle; Waltz from First Suite (Arensky).
Myra Hess and Sir Hamilton Harty
(pianofortes) Slavonic Dance, Op. 46 No. 1 (Dvorák)
with Hilda Searle
The Wynford Reynold
from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House
Miss Aileen Bransden first played the organ in public at the City Temple when she was fourteen years of age, and she became assistant organist there when she was only sixteen. At the age of seventeen she played in concerts at the Queen's Hall and the Albert Hall , and she is now organist and choirmaster at Muswell Hill Congregational Church.
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2.5 The Practice and Science of Gardening-i
' How Annuals and Perennials Grow'
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc., F.R.S.
In this, the first talk of the term on this subject, Dr. Keen is to tell listeners how annuals and perennials grow, and they should make clear in their minds before the talk begins exactly what annuals and perennials are. Annuals are plants (such as nasturtiums and sweet peas) which grow from seed sown in the spring, reach their maturity in the summer, and die in the autumn, never to live again except in their seed. Perennials (such as peonies and Michaelmas daisies) die down in the autumn, but shoot up again in the following spring, and flourish year after year. There is a third kind of plant, biennials (such as wallflowers and sweet williams), which reach their maturity in the year after the seeds are sown, and though they may survive into the third year, are seldom as good again.
Today Dr. Keen is to describe the first stages of growth, and will show what the soil and the air supply respectively. He will describe how the plant is nourished and kept alive.
Course I, Introductory Lesson I
(a) The Semi-breve, and Time-Patterns ; (b) The Major Scale
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER, assisted by MARY-ENOLE GILBERT
ELSIE OWEN (violin)
HARRY ISAACS (pianoforte)
May Sabeston Walker was taught harmony by Stuart Macpherson , and after his retirement studied composition under Benjamin Dale. She secured the Josephine Troup Scholarship for composition. Miss Walker has composed several important works, including a Violin Sonata, the Piano Sonata to he heard this afternoon, a Set of Variations on a Normandy Folk Song for the Piano, and numerous songs, most of which are settings of modern English and American poems.
Conductor, W. HALLIWELL
(marimba-xylophone and vibraphone)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Canzonets for Two to Six Voices
THE B B C SINGERS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Canzonets to Three Voices (1593)
I. See , mine own sweet jewel
2. Cruel, you pull away too soon your lips
3. Deep lamenting
4. Good morrow, fair ladies of the May
5. Lady, those eyes
6. Whither away so fast ? 7. Blow, shepherds, blow
Although there is enough extant of Morley's music to make it clear that he was among the greatest of the Tudor composers of madrigals, canzonets, ayres, and motets, we know but little about his career. Of his studies with William Byrd , it is recorded, however, that ' the said Morley became not only excellent in musick, as well in the theoretical as practical part, but also well seen in the Mathematicks, in which Byrde was excellent
He graduated as Bachelor of Music of Oxford in 1588, and was probably organist of St. Paul's Cathedral soon afterwards. In 1592 he became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and in Rolls of Assessments of the last six years of the sixteenth century his name appears on one occasion side by side with William Shakespeare 's, both citizens having their goods valued at the same modest amount. His contemporaries must have held him in affection as well as esteem, and his good friend Weelkes composed a song in remembrance of him which begins, ' Death hath deprived me of my dearest friend '. Another tribute of the time refers to him as ' He who did shine as the Sun'.
Today Tom Harrisson is to give the last of his three talks on birds. Some of those who listened to his plea for the Little Owl last week may like to collect evidence of the feeding habits of this bird in the hope that they may find it innocent of the charges brought against it. Cast-up pellets, to be found about the roosting and nesting holes, may be sent as evidence to Miss Alice
: Hibbert-Ware, Hilary, Girton, Cambridge, who will be pleased to send a form giving particulars of the general habits of this bird to those who would like to have it. Full names and addresses should be given with any pellets sent to her, and details of the place and date where they were found, together with any special remarks and observations. All correspondence on this subject should be addressed to Miss Hibbert-Ware.
Day and Night in the Living World
JAMES RITCHIE , D.Se., Regius Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen
from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
(For cast and full particulars see foot of page)
The opening night of the International Season of Opera at Covent Garden is one of the most important social and artistic events of the season. No opera could be more suitable to open with than Wagner's brilliant and 'ever popular comedy music drama The Mastersingers. It is also a notable occasion from a broadcasting point of view, for The Mastersingers is to be heard in its entirety over the microphone : Acts I and III on Regional at 6.35 and 9.45 respectively, and Act II as timed above. The story of The Mastersingers is given on page 11 in a special article by Ernest Newman.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Directed by SYDNEY LIPTON from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
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