From page 61 of ' New Every Morning
' Your Children's Teeth : The Healthy
By A DOCTOR
Music and Movement-2
For Very Young Children
by REGINALD WEST from Armagh Cathedral
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK from Queen's College Chambers
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
A Recital by THOMAS MATTHEWS (violin)
DORA GILSON (pianoforte)
' Australia : On a Queensland Sugar
RALPH PIDDINGTON , Ph.D.
2.30 Feature Programmes and Topical Talks
Poems again : ' The Cloud' by Percy Bysshe Shelley , 'The Tiger', by William Blake , and ' The Snare', by James Stephens
3,35 Talk for Sixth Forms
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Mendelssohn's overture ' Son and Stranger ' is the introduction to a one-act Singspiel, or ballad opera, composed in 1829 when Mendelssohn was twenty years of age. The overture is now the only part of this little opera that is performed. It is scored for a comparatively small orchestra without trombones or drums.
Child of Mozart
The autograph score of Mozart's little known, but very delightful, Symphony in B flat (K.319) is dated ' Salzburg, July 9, 1779 '. Remarking on the cheerful character of the Symphony as a whole, Jahn says that ' it is a true child of Mozart's whimsical imagination, lively, full of grace and feeling '. It was originally written in three movements. The minuet was added later. An interesting feature of the work is the unusual construction of the trio on a phrase played by the oboes in the minuet itself.
Plenty of Dancing
In 1901 Rimsky-Korsakov was seized with a desire to write an opera on a Polish subject, partly as a tribute to Chopin, whom he had long admired, partly because 'he wished to introduce in it some melodies his mother had heard in the days when his father had held a Polish gove; worship, and which she had sung to him as a baby. So he commissioned a libretto on lines laid down by himself: plenty of drama, no politics, a slight fantastic element, and plenty of dancing. Pan Voevoda, completed in the autumn of 1902, was the result.
HELEN SANDOW (contralto)
including Weather Forecast
SIR WALFORD DAVIES
Directed by HENRY HALL
A Black-Faced Minstrel Show
Devised and Produced by HARRY S. PEPPER
Bones, Tambourines, Corner Men, Crack Banjo Team , Stump Speech,
Old and New Melodies
SCOTT AND WHALEY, IKE HATCH,
C. DENIER WARREN , EDWARD PIERCE
THE KENTUCKY BANJO TEAM
Joe Morley , Dick Pepper , Edward Fairs
At the Pianos :
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
THE BBC VARIETY CHORUS and THE MALE VOICE CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Orchestral Arrangements by WALLY WALLOND
Music arranged by DORIS ARNOLD
Book written and remembered by C. DENIER WARREN
The Kentucky Minstrels will, broadcast again at 4.15 tomorrow in the Regional programme
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Sir ELDON MANISTY , K.C.B., C.M.G.
Tonight Paymaster-Rear-Admiral Sir Eldon Manisty , v/ho served throughout the war and was on the Admiralty Naval Staff as Organising Manager of Convoy from 1917 to 1919, will show how the protection of shipping means the preservation of the continuous flow of supplies from foreign ports to the consumer in these islands ; that is to say, the protection of ships while they are on the high seas, the protection of ports while ships are unloading, and the protection of all internal communication.
In 1917 the Convoy system was adopted in face of the German submarine menace. Sir Eldon will describe how the system worked, and will give many personal recollections. Finally, he will compare the tonnage available in 1914 and in 1936 for the import of our supplies, and will conjecture how the coming of the aeroplane is likely to affect trade protection.
Sonata in E flat, Op. 81A
1. Das Lebewohl (Farewell), Adagio
2. Abwesenheit (Absence), Andante espressivo
3. Das Wiedersehen (Return),
Vivacissimamente played by FRANK MERRICK
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD and CYRIL B. ROOTHAM
The opera, or rather music drama, Bronwen, is the third of the trilogy composed by Josef Holbrooke on the text of T. E. Ellis (the pen name of Lord Howard de Walden). The three dramas (the first two are The Children of Don and Dylan) together form an epic of Wagnerian dimensions entitled The Cauldron of Amvyn, founded on Welsh mythology. The first of the trilogy was produced in London in 1912 and performed later in Vienna and Salzburg (1923) ; Dylan was produced in London two years later at Drury Lane Theatre ; and Bronwen was given its first performance by the Carl Rosa Opera Company in 1929. The story of the trilogy is tragic, and passionate, and the music is in keeping with the strong, darkly painted moods of the text. The overture to Bronwen is often separately played in the concert room.
Serenade............. Karol Rathaus i. Allegretto. 2. Moderate. 3.
Allegro con brio
(First performance in England)
Karol Rathaus , who was bom in 1895 and studied under Franz Schreker , is one of the more prominent of the younger Austrian modernist composers. He has composed two operas, Fremde Erde and Der letzte Pierrot, both of which were produced at the Berlin State Opera. He has also composed two symphonies, a Suite for violin and chamber orchestra, Tanzstücke, an overture, and this Serenade. Among Rathaus's chamber music there are three piano sonatas, a ballad, two string quartets, and a violin sonata.
The Serenade was composed in 1932 and first performed in Berlin in 1933. A Revel................ Felix White
Felix White 's ' A Revel ' is the seventh of nine orchestral works and was composed some years ago. According to the composer, it depicts a scene of indoor festivity, one in which we have
' heard words that have been
So nimble, and so full of subtle flame,
As if that every one from whence they came
Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest.'
Symphony in C minor ...... Rootham
(First broadcast performance) (Conducted by the Composer)
I. Adagio non troppo : Allegro ritmico. 2. Adagio molto; alia marcia. 3. Allegro molto. 4. Allegro con spirito