From page 48 of ' When Two or Three
, at 10.30
Last year in the ' Would you Change ? ' series Mrs. A. L. Pearce described how she and her husband set out steerage for Rhodesia to become tobacco farmers with a daughter a year old. They spent a year as pupils in the blue, their home a grass hut, in danger of fire or flood according to the time of the year. Then they started a tobacco farm, staying up all night during the tobacco curing, their furniture made out of packing cases, cutting each other's hair, mending their own shoes. Mrs. Pearce's second baby was born. and the farm failed in the big tobacco slump. They had to wander again, travelling 1,500 miles to find a job with a three-year-old daughter and infant son.
This evening, and again next Wednesday, Mrs. Pearce is to describe part of their journey, from Banket in Southern Rhodesia to Pemba in Northern Rhodesia. She will tell of their trials and adventures which were to last a year before they reached the mines, where her husband joined the Geological Survey staff.
Listeners will remember Mrs.
Pearce's talk last February, ' Camping Along the Congo Border '.
Mrs. A. L.
Mark Hambourg (pianoforte) : Shenandoah ; Billy Boy (Sea Shanties) (arr. Rutland) ; Shepherd's Hey ; Handkerchief Dance (Country Gardens) (Grainger)
Norman Allin (bass) : King Charles
(A/. V. White) ; Oh, gin I were a baron's heir (arr. Senior) ; Molly Brannigan (arr. Stanford)
Mark Hambourg (pianoforte) :
Autumn (Chaminade) ; Naila (Dehbes)
4-' Allons dejeuner sur l'herbe '
E. M. STÉPHAN
at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conductor, ERIC FOGG
The Changing World
5-' The Printing-press'
Living Things : Their Vital Activities
6—' How Plants use Air and the Flow of Sap'
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., F.R.S.E., Professor of Natural History, University College, Dundee, in the University of St. Andrews
Leader, BERTRAM Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
CHARLES HAMBOURG from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Saint-Saens's 'Cello Concerto No. i in A minor was composed in 1872 and first performed at a Paris Conservatoire concert in the following year. In its construction it shows the influence of Liszt, for it is in one continuous movement, consisting of three sections that in outline correspond to the three movements of classical procedure. But these sections are all thematically related to each other: the music is almost entirely based on the thematic material announced in the opening allegro section.
The ' Eroica ' was at first inscribed to Napoleon Bonaparte, but the democratic Beethoven's fury at Napoleon's proclaiming himself Emperor made him alter the dedication, though the ideal the composer had in mind remained to inspire the music. Attention may be briefly drawn to the heroic nature of the themes and the structure of the work as a whole, but particularly in the case of the first movement and the famous Funeral March movement.
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
Directed by Henry HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Songs sung by DODA CONRAD (baritone)
Deux melodies hebraiques i. Kaddish; 2. L'enigme eternelle
Chanson madecasse No. 3 (11 est doux) Don Quichotte a Dulcinee i. Chanson romantique ; 2. Chanson epique ; 3. Chanson a boire
(Programme arranged with the collaboration of M. D. Calvocoressi )
' The Stream of Life-Animal
JULIAN S. HUXLEY
J. A. SCOTT WATSON (Professor of Rural
Economy, University of Oxford)
J. A. Scott
Short Talks on Common Nuisances
in Camp Fire on the Karroo
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 LESLJE MITCHELL
The Bushveld Boys:
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
A Lovely Tone Picture
The Prelude to Mussorgsky's Khovansh- china, an opera which he began immediately after Boris, but never finished, is one of the loveliest tone-pictures in the whole range of Russian music. It depicts dawn in the famous Red Square, Moscow-the sleeping city, the quiet flow of the river. Presently the clang of bells ringing for matins is heard. The sunlight begins to glitter on the cupolas of the Kremlin. ... This peaceful tone-picture is in striking contrast with the violence and turbulence of the drama it introduces.
Tchaikovsky's Pathetic Symphony
In his analysis of Tchaikovsky's ' Pathetic' Symphony, Sir Donald Tovey says : ' Nowhere else has he concentrated so great a variety of music within so effective a scheme ; and the slow finale, with its complete simplicity of despair, is a stroke of genius which solves all the artistic problems that have proved most baffling to symphonic writers since Beethoven. The whole work carries conviction without the slightest sense of effort; and its most celebrated features, such as the second subject of the first movement, are thrown into their right relief by developments far more powerful, terse, and highly organised than Tchaikovsky has achieved in any other work.'
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
' How Brannigan Fell' by T. W. COGHLIN
Read by JAMES CRAVEN
Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conducted by HYAM GREENBAUM
JOHN McKENNA (tenor) ORCHESTRA JOHN MCKENNA AND ORCHESTRA ORCHESTRA JOHN MCKENNA ORCHESTRA
from the Cafe de Paris, at 11.30