From page 27 of ' When Two or Three'
The Housewife talks to a Town Planner
Mrs. EDNA THORPE and GEORGE PEPLER
In this, the last of the series, George Pepler , the Chief Town Planning Inspector of the Ministry of Health, will discuss with Mrs. Thorpe yet another aspect of the housing problems that affect the housewife. He has been responsible for the laying-out of many large estates.
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Kamarinskaya (Glinka) ; Gopak (Mussorgsky)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alois Melichar : Caucasian Sketches (Ippalitov-Ivanov)—In the Mountain Pass ; In the Village; In the Mosque; Procession of the Sirdar
'Ein Tag auf einem Bauernhof im
Mark and Michael Hambourg (pianofortes): Choral, In Dir ist Freude (In Thee is Joy) (Bach, arr. Langrish) ; Andante and Variations, Op. 46 (Schumann) ; Hark, hark, the lark (Schubert, arr. Liszt, arr. Horne)
A Course of Bible Talks by the Rev.
Canon A. C. DEANE
11—' The Miracles of Christ '—I
Canon A. C.
from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
2.5 The Practice and Science of Gardening-2
' How Bushes and Trees Grow '
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc., F.R.S.
2.30 Music-Course 1
Concert Lesson 1
(a) Some Simple Music of Mendelssohn;
(b) The Trumpet
Early Stages in Germin
ANTOINETTE RUBBRA (violin)
EDMUND RUBBRA (pianoforte)
Edmund Rubbra was born at Northampton in 1901. He left school at fourteen, began to work for his living as a clerk, and devoted his spare time to composing and playing the piano.
Then Cyril Scott got to know of his work and gave him a lesson every fortnight. The result was that at the age of nineteen Rubbra won a scholarship at Reading University where he studied composition with Holst and piano with Howard-Jones. After a year, Rubbra won a three-year scholarship for composition at the Royal College of Music. He has since toured Italy as a pianist and given recitals in Paris. Furthermore, he has distinguished himself as a composer of chamber music and songs of rare sensitiveness and individuality.
His wife, Antoinette Rubbra , with whom he is playing this afternoon, has also distinguished herself as a violinist.
Conductor, HERBERT BENNETT
(All arrangements by Arthur Dulay )
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Early Chamber Music played by THE REGINALD PAUL PIANOFORTE
George Stratton (violin) ; Watson Forbes (viola); John Moore (violoncello) ; Reginald Paul (pianoforte)
Pianoforte Quartet No. 3 in C
1. Allegro vivace; 2. Adagio con espressione ; 3. Rondo : Allegro
Most of the great romantic composers of the nineteenth century wrote two or three quartets for piano, violin, viola and 'cello. In most cases they were works of maturity and, as such, show the rich possibilities of this instrumental combination. Beethoven's three Piano Quartets, however, are. early works and, though containing much charming music, are to some extent imitative and experimental in style.
Vincent d'lndy points out that;
' during the first years of serious study under the guidance of excellent Viennese masters, Beethoven meditated, wrote little, and contented himself with preparing-with what tribulation ! -for the production of his Opus I. But it must not therefore be concluded that the years spent at Bonn were: barren. Like Dittersdorf, Mozart, and many other musicians of his time, he began to compose in his earliest years, knowing nothing of composition. From the sketches of three quartets for piano, violin, viola and violoncello, dating from his fifteenth year, to the variations for piano and violin on a theme from Mozart's Nozze di Figaro-written shortly before Op. I-he had elaborated numerous compositions.'
'Sailing on the East Coast'
Here is the first talk in a series covering the holiday problem, and listeners may perhaps glean from the various speakers some idea for a holiday they have never spent before. This evening Bernard Fergusson , a subaltern in the Black Watch, and a keen yachts-man, is to describe some of the thrills he has got out of sailing. There was one holiday he spent voyaging on a borrowed yacht from Milford Haven to the Clyde, and another when he and some friends hired a small boat on the river Crouch and did a lot of sailing up and down the east coast, and met with adventures, too.
' Changing Seasons and Their
JAMES RITCHIE , D.Sc.
(Regius Prof. of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen)
Professor Ritchie is a Scots graduate of Aberdeen University. Now in his fifties, he is one of the greatest authorities on Natural History in Britain. He has written several invaluable books and papers and, with his wife, translated Boule's ' Hommes fossiles'. The distinguished posts he has held in the past include that of Keeper of the Royal Scottish Museum; Secretary of the Royal Physical Society ; and that of Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
This is Professor Ritchie's third talk in the series dealing with animal and plant life.
TATIANA MAKUSHINA (soprano)
THE COMPOSER at the Pianoforte
Over the golden fields
Like an angel of God serene
The Dreary Steppe (Op. 5, No. i) My Homeland (Op. 1, No. 4) The Flower (Op. 93, No. 3) Death
Snowflakes (Op. 47, No. i) Snowdrop (Op. 47, No. 9) Rain (Op. 66, No. 2)
, Rainbow (Op. 66, No. 3)
Unlike most of the better-known Russian composers, Gretchaninov was the son of poor-indeed, semi-illiterate
-parents and he had a hard struggle against both poverty and paternal opposition to his musical career. Born in 1864, he studied in Moscow under Kashkin, Arensky and Taneiev (1881-1890), and in St. Petersburg under Rimsky-Korsakov (1890-1893). It will be observed from these dates that Gretchaninov was late in maturing.
The best known of all his songs, ' The Dreary Steppe ', was one of his earliest ; but he was nearly thirty when he wrote it. He has composed music of all types, but he is known principally for his songs and ehurch music.
Tatiana Makushina , who since 1922 has given many such Gretchaninov recitals, accompanied by the composer, is singing a thoroughly representative selection from his work.
One of Gretchaninov's most striking traits is his love of children. He has composed a great deal of music for or about them. Thus, ' Snowflakes ' and ' The Snowdrop ' come from a cycle of ' Songs from the World of Childhood ', and ' Rain ' and ' The Rainbow ' are from a set of Six Children's Songs '.
A New Pot-pourri by Julius Buerger
THE B B C CHORUS
(Section D) and THE B B C THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Leader, Montague Brearley
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Music knows no national frontiers, yet folk music almost invariably is as characteristic as a flag. Fascinating music it is, too, full of melody and rhythm, and expressive of the soil and the joys and pains of love. This evening' Dr. Buerger has collected the folk music of eleven countries : England, Italy, Germany, Czechoslovakia, France
: Poland, Norway, Spain, Austria, Russia and Hungary, and he has welded this medley of tunes into an hour's potpourri. An interesting feature of this broadcast is that the songs will be sung in the language of their origin.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON