From page 69 of ' When Two or Three '
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Mrs. ARTHUR WEBB
at the Organ of the Regal, Edmonton
Tracing History Backwards
with LOLA GORDON
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
MARK MELLERS (baritone)
Florent Schmitt , a distinguished French composer, was born in 1870 and studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Massenet and Faure. In 1900 he won the Grand Prix de Rome and two years later became the Director of the Conservatoire at Lyons.
Time Signal Greenwich, at 2.0
Round the Country-side
3—' Something about Bats'
Although a dozen or more different kinds of bats have been recorded in various parts of this country, comparatively little is known of their ways and habits of life. This is, of course. due largely to the fact that bats fly chiefly in dusk and darkness, and are therefore hard to observe.
But the bats are a peculiarly interesting group of animals, and their mastery of the air is, in some ways, even greater than that of the birds. In his talk this afternoon Mr. Richard Morse will deal with the structure and habits of some of the commoner British species, and will describe a few simple methods of investigating their twilight activities.
The .interest of the talk will be enhanced if teachers can provide illustrations of at least one or two species, such as the pipistrelle, the long-eared bat, and the great bat, or noctule.
2.30 English Literature-3
(Solo violin, NORRIS STANLEY)
Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN, assisted by GERMAINE CHEMAYOU
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
'This and That'
CLARA SERENA (contralto)
THE PORTLAND STRING QUARTET:
Alan Bartlett (violin); Ralph Nicholson (violin); Violet Brough (viola);
Barbara Amor-Wright (violoncello)
Hubert Clifford is an Australian composer who came to England in 1930. He studied in Melbourne under Fritz Hart , and at the Royal College of; Music with Vaughan-Williams and Professor C. H. Kitson. Among his compositions is the Quartet in D composed in 1935, and a Lyrical Sketch for orchestra.
Professor C. H.
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
played by ALICE EHLERS (harpsichord)
Partita, No. 2, in C minor i. Sinfonia; 2.Allemande; 3. Courante ; 4. Sarabande ; 5. Rondeau ; 6. Capriccio
E. M. Stephan
of Nations and the Colonial
The Organisation of the Commonwealth (a) Political
H. V. HODSON
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 (The
I. Allegro assai; 2. Andante con moto ; 3. Allegro ma non troppo
Friedrich Wiihrer was born in Vienna in 1900. Like so many other distinguished executive artists, he began to play the piano at an early age. He received his first lessons at the age of six and at fifteen he entered the Vienna Academy of Music to study piano and composition. He was called up for military service in the last six months of the war, and served for a time at the front in the Austrian army. After the Armistice he returned to Vienna and began to read Law at Vienna University, and also continued his musical studies. Soon afterwards he was appointed professor of the piano at the Academy, but he resigned from the post in 1923 to devote himself to concert work. Two years later he went back to the Academy to direct the master classes, and in 1927 was appointed lecturer at the Hochschule fur Musik.
Mr. Wührer has toured with great success the principal cities of Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, and England. During his visits to England Mr. Wiihrer has played Mendelssohn's
Piano Concerto in D minor with Sir Thomas Beecham , and also gave the first performance of Hans Pfitzner 's Piano Concerto at a Bournemouth Symphony Concert under Sir Dan Godfrey.
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) with OLIVE GROVES
THE CARLYLE COUSINS
THE ROMANTIC YOUNG LADIES and THE TOPHATTERS
Compered by LESLIE MITCHELL
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
'Life at Sea'
Captain JAMES GRIFFITHS
Last week's talk in this series showed how boys enter the Merchant Service, and discussed the question of hours of work at sea. Tonight Captain Griffiths, who must know as much about life at sea as any man alive, is to describe it to listeners. He will show how a crew signs on, the arrangements made for its safety and comfort by the Board of Trade, and the work done at sea.
Captain Griffiths was born in 1874 and went to sea at the age of fourteen, serving his time in sailing ships, trading round Cape Horn ; he gained his Master's certificate at the age of twenty-five, left sail and went into steam. He has been shipwrecked twice and on each occasion endured life in an open boat before being rescued. He is a Trustee of the National Union of Seamen and can speak with full knowledge of conditions at sea today. He served at sea during the war, was deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff in 1923. 1924 and 1925, and was the first seaman to attain this position in the Port of Cardiff.
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by JULIAN CLIFFORD
MAY HARRISON (violin)
from the Palais de Danse, Edinburgh
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