R.F. Dunnett will interview some of the 'Regulars'
From East Campbell Street Lodging House Mission, Glasgow
The series of Sunday feature programmes which begins this afternoon is intended to run fortnightly until the end of September and is the result of research into the occupations and leisure of people whom we do not hear very m h about in the ordinary way. On May 24 Mr. R.F. Dunnett will offer interviews with a shopkeeper, a welfare worker, and parents resident in a housing area. On subsequent dates the subjects will be an orphanage, seaside missions, a summer camp, tinkers, and berry-pickers, children's holiday homes, camps for the unemployed, and the herring fishing.
In 1782 Mozart was industriously studying the music' of Bach and Handel and experimenting with the composition of works, such as this fine Fantasia and Fugue, more or less in their style. In a letter to his sister dated April 20, 1782, Mozart remarks that he is enclosing a three-part prelude and fugue in C, and this is probably the very work. As so often with Bach, introduction and fugue are beautifully complementary ; the Fantasia establishes a mood of restlessness and tension relieved and dispelled by the simple, quiet Fugue.
Mozart's Rondo (K. 511), a curious, rather melancholy little work, was composed in March, 1787, a month or two before the famous G minor Quintet-perhaps the most passionate, not to say tragic, of all Mozart's instrumental compositions.
' The F minor Ballade is undoubtedly the crown of Chopin's work ', wrote Dr. Ernest Walker on one occasion. And J. D. M. Rorke has told in his fascinating ' Musical Pilgrim's Progress' how, when ' there came a time when Chopin completely ceased to be played or sought ', ' there emerged an exception -the F minor Ballade '.
The Ballade was probably written in 1842, for on December 15 of that year he wrote to the publishers, Breitkopf and Hartel : ' I have to offer you a Scherzo (for 600 francs), a Ballade (for 600) and a Polonaise (500).' The Scherzo was the E minor, the Polonaise the one numbered Op. 53.
An appeal on behalf of THE GLASGOW NECESSITOUS CHILDREN'S
HOLIDAY CAMP FUND, by Sir CHARLES CLELAND ,
K.B.E., M.V.O., LL.D.
In previous appeals on behalf of this very deserving cause, Sir Charles Cleland has employed novel means to touch the sympathy of listeners who have money to spare for good work of this kind. Tonight he will invite listeners to grope their way up a dingy stair in a Glasgow slum and hear the voices of some of the children he wants to help. Sir Charles, who has been prominent in the public life of Glasgow for about forty-five years, has always taken a keen interest in the physical and moral welfare of necessitous children in the city. As a result of the Fund, some 5,000 to 6,000 needy children enjoy a fortnight's holiday at the coast or in the country during the school summer vacation, children who otherwise would enjoy no holiday at all.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
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