From page 87 of ' When Two or Three '
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' Writing Monday's News '
By a JOURNALIST
This is a first broadcast in a new series designed to show how various people work over the week-ends which are a holiday for most of us. Today a journalist is to tell listeners how he writes up Sunday's news for Monday. And next week a professional rat-catcher will describe how he spends his week-end.
As the series goes on, listeners will hear how week-end duty is spent by a housemaster at a boys' school, by the fire brigade and a power station, by seaside waiters and a lodging house-keeper, by a charabanc driver, a farmer, railwaymen, telephone operators, and many others. The idea behind the talks is further described in the ' Background to the Broadcast ' article on page 3.
Gedichte von Theodor Storm
Heddle Nash (tenor) ; To a Wild Rose (MacDowell); Diaphenia (Whitaker) ; Two eyes of grey (McGeoch) ; Alice, where art thou ? (Ascher); I know of two bright eyes (Clutsam)
A Course of Bible Talks by the Rev. Canon A. C. DEANE
12—The Miracles of Christ-2
EILEEN PILCHER (contralto)
(All arrangements for the Trio by Richard Charlton and Margaret Gruffydd )
from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Time Signal, Greemcich, at 2.0
2.5 The Practice and Science of Gardening-3
'Building a Fruit-Tree'
F. W. COSTIN , N.D.H., F.R.H.S.
From the earliest days of recorded history fruit trees have been raised by the simple processes of budding and grafting-the joining of a bud or scion to a root stock-and the method is well known, for it is the same today as on that day when Justice Shallow said to Falstaff: Nay, you shall see mine orchard, where in an arbour we will eat a ist year's pippin of my own grafting '.
But today in order to produce the modern tree with a degree of vigour, qualities of fruit, and other characters that can be known in advance, the material from which it is to be ' built ' -the bud or scion and the root stock-must be carefully studied and properly selected. In this way we build a tree to meet our needs.
Course I, Introductory Lesson 2
(a) Tones and Semi-tones ; (b) Rests
Early Stages in German
A. M. WAGNER , Dr.Phil., and ELSE
MARGOT MACGIBBON (violin)
FREDERIC JACKSON (pianoforte)
Brahms's Violin Sonata in G was the first of three sonatas for violin and piano. Composed during the summer months of 1878-9 while Brahms was on holiday at Portschach, it is a fine work, particularly from the point of the writing for the violin, which has the predominant part. ' The whole work ', says Dr. Karl Geiringer, in his new study of the life and work of Brahms, ' reflects the atmosphere of the beautiful Carinthian holiday-resort where it was created. It is a composition full of restrained sweetness and that yearning tenderness which-as so often in Brahms--seems to smile through tears '.
Conductor, JOHN PROBERT
LUCAS BASSETT (tenor)
(All arrangements by Honor Rendall)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Clavierubung played by ALICE EHLERS (harpsichord)
Partita No. I, in B flat i. Praeludium ; 2. Allemande; 3. Courante ; 4. Sarabande; 5. Minuet 1; 6. Minuet 2; 7. Gigue
Born in Vienna, Alice Ehlers worked as a child with the famous piano teacher Leschetizky. Her love of old music made her play the harpsichord and for five years she studied with Wanda Landowska. Mme. Ehlers's career has taken her to most of the music centres of the world, and a few weeks ago she returned from the United States, where she was praised by the press especially for her Bach playing. She has appeared at many recent European festivals commemorating the birthday celebrations of Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti.
' Climbing in the Cuillins
The type of novel holiday suggested to listeners today is mountain climbing : not the attempting of feats that require guides, ice-axes, and almost professional skill, but the climbing of mountains in our own land-needing a degree of nerve, of course, and providing a spice of adventure.
This evening Alastair Borthwick , a young Glasgow journalist now in London, is to describe a thrilling holiday he spent in Skye climbing the Cuillins. He and his friends camped 1,200 feet above sea level, and carried up their food, canvas, ' flea-bags ', and all the rest of it.
' Life in a Wasp's Nest'
JAMES RITCHIE , D.Sc. (Regius Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen)
This evening Professor James Ritchie is to talk about life behind the scenes in a wasp's nest-a life of endless activity and endeavour, of constructional engineering, of devotion to the young, of continual building and rebuilding that the citadel may be improved and enlarged to accommodate the ever-increasing inhabitants, numbering, it is said, as many as 30,000 in a propitious season. But, alas, it all ends in tragedy. For towards the autumn the nest is deserted. The ' workers ' leave, carrying the larvae (or children) with them-and both perish. Nothing survives but the fertilised queen wasps that are to slumber through the winter and found their colonies another year.
in ' Camp Fire on the Karroo'
THE BUSHVELD Boys
Devised by JOSEF Marais , and written by PETER DOWNE
Music and words by JOSEF MARAIS and ALBERT DIGGENHOF
Musical Arrangements by ALBERT DIGGENHOF
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
from the Royal Opera House, Covent
So powerful did the beautiful surroundings of the Villa d'Este affect Liszt that just before he died he wrote seven pieces that were directly inspired by his life there. These pieces form the third volume of the ' Annees de Pelerinage' which he wrote forty years previously. ' Les Jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este' is the fourth of this series of pieces and one of the most perfect of Liszt's piano music. Unlike the popular conception of Liszt's piano style, it is very restrained and contains no attempt to exploit virtuosity. It is interesting to note that, particularly from a harmonic point of view, the music anticipates the devices of impressionism.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
LAELIA FINNEBERG (soprano)
Directed by SYDNEY LIPTON from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
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