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: The Children's Hour

' Desert Wings '—9
'McGee Hears a Tale' a story by COVINGTON CLARKE , told by WILLIAM HUGHES
JOHN HAY (xylophone)


Story By: Covington Clarke
Told By: William Hughes
Told By: John Hay

: 'Here and There'

A Summary of the Week's News, by Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
(From Regional)


Unknown: Stephen King-Hall


including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Midland Announcements


At the Organ of The Plaza Theatre,

: Beethoven's Pianoforte

Concerto No. 4, in G, Op. 58
Solo pianoforte,
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
Movements: i. Allegro moderato; 2. Andante con moto ; 3. Vivace
It is curious that so little should be known of the origin of such a masterpiece as Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. No one can even give its date with certainty. Schindler, who knew Beethoven but is unreliable, says 1804 ; several writers say 1805 (without giving any authority) ; Thayer, greatest of Beethoven scholars, suggests the end of 1806. At any rate, it is certain that the Concerto dates from the period of Fidelio, the Violin Concerto, and the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies.
The whole work shows Beethoven in his most romantic mood. The dialogue in the slow movement between the strings in unison-harsh and adamantine -and the piano, which replies with some of the loveliest phrases ever written for the instrument, suggested of Schumann the idea of Orpheus pleading with the powers of the underworld for his Eurydice.


Pianoforte: Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

'Parade of Light Orchestras'


Weather Forecast and News


speaking at the First Annual Banquet of the Yorkshire and North of England Society in the Mercers' Hall, Urch's Restaurant, Gloucester
(Electrical Recording)
Tonight's banquet is being held at the Mercers' Hall, which dates from the time of the Commonwealth and has a very fine timbered roof. That famous Yorkshireman, Sir Ben Turner , who has been Minister of Mines, Chairman of the T.U.C., and President of the National Union of Textile Workers, began his working life as a half-timer in a Yorkshire mill. His autobiography was published a few years ago under the title, ' About Myself'. The Chairman of the banquet and president of the society is Mr. T. Bell, editor of The Gloucester Citizen.


Unknown: Sir Ben Turner

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