Harold E. Darke , Mus. Doc.
Mr. E. Kay Robinson , " Reptiles and Their Allies-Crocodiles and Alligators."
" and Its
Author," by Madame de Walmont.
relayed from the New Princes' Restaurant.
" How Robin Hood went to the Shooting Match at Nottingham "(adapted by C. E. Hodges ). " The Raiders " (May Wynn). Songs and Piano Solos.
Alex. Fryer's Orchestra from the Rialto Theatre.
Mr. DESMOND MacCARTHY :
Interpreted by ISABEL GRAY.
"Die Davidsbundler," Eighteen
Characteristic Pieces (" The League of Youth"), Op. 6 (Composed 1837).
" At every turn we find
Pleasure and pain combined; Enjoy with humble mind Endure bravely resigned."
1. Vivace (opening with the "Motto by C. W.," i.e. Clara Wieck , afterwards Madame Schumann , taken from her Op. 6).
2. Con Espressione. 3. Con Umore.
4. Appassionato. 5. Semplice.
6. Molto Vivace.
7. Non Troppo Vivace. 8. Vivace.
10. In Modo d'una Ballata. Molto
G.C.M.G., G.B.E. :
"What a Building Society Really Is."
A Competition Organized by PEARSON'S WEEKLY.
Four Short Dramatic Sketches will be enacted in the Studio. Each Sketch will terminate in an ambiguous situation. For the best solutions of these playlets the Editor of Pearson's Weekly offers Prizes to the value of £100.
The Sketches will be presented by R. E. JEFFREY.
Interpreted by : THEO CHARLTON.
MICHAEL HOGAN. PHYLLIS PANTING.
HENRY OSCAR. PHILIP WADE.
1. "THE CROSS ROADS."
By Robert Magill.
At a corner in the suburbs of London where four streets cross, Herbert meets his friend George, who is riding a motor-cycle. George stops as Herbert calls to him.
2. " BIRDS OF A FEATHER."
In a bachelor's pitting-room Montague Montmorency and his friend, Percy Tufto , are discussing the former's unfortunate engagement with Poppy Vavasour , a somewhat gay young lady.
3. "THE FATAL FLAW."
In a poorly-furnished sitting-room we find Fred Ballance , a married man with three young children, and his wife Irene, who has just recovered from a serious illness. Fred is bending over some blue print plans which are spread out over the table. Irene comes in and questions him about them.
4. "DINNER FOR SIX."
In a small country cottage which has been lent to them, Laura Robinson is consulting the pages of a cookery book while she awaits the arrival of her husband, Edward, who has gone down to the village grocer to endeavour to procure some more necessities on tick.
("Le Nozze di Figaro.")
Act II. of the Opera.
Relayed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
The Act begins with the famous Boudoir Scene. The Countess (Soprano) sings a little cavatina in praise of love. Then she and her maid, Suzanna (Soprano), discuss the Count's attentions to the maid. Cherubino (Soprano,) the Countess's love-sick Page, overhears, and a merry scene follows, at the end of which Cherubino serenades the Countess in one of Mozart's loveliest airs. Suzanna begins to dress the lad in her clothes, so that he may go to meet the amorous Count in her stead.
The Count (Baritone) returns unexpectedly, and there is a stormy scene, in which concealments, escapes and the rest contribute to the general confusion; the Act closes with a great septet in which Figaro (Bass), Basilio (Tenor), and the Music Master, Dr. Bartolo (Bass), and his Housekeeper, Marcellina, join Suzanna and the Count and Countess.
Fiction Series: Mr. John Metcalfe will read "The Grey House," from "The Smoking Leg" (Jarrolds).
The Virtuoso String Quartet :
MARJORIE HAYWARD (1st Violin); EDWIN VIRGO (2nd Violin); RAYMOND JEREMY (Viola); CEDRIC SHARPE (Violoncello). Assisted by KATHLEEN LONG (Pianoforte).
THE QUARTET. Transcribed from the Original Manuscript in the British Museum, and Edited by Hannah Bryant.
The "Chacony" (probably composed between 1680 and 1683) was revived in 1909 by the London Chamber Concert Association. Although composed for Viols, and restricted in compass, it proved to be well adapted for performance by the modern string quartet.
Molto Moderato Quasi Lento ;
Lento, Con Molto Sentimento ; Allegro Non Troppo Ma Con Fuoco.
EARLY 17TH CENTURY
LYRICS from Palgrave's Golden Treasury. 1. " Character of a Happy Life," by Sir H. Wotton
2. " Death the Leveller," by James Shirley.
3. " The Noble Nature," by Ben Jonson.
4. " Cherry Ripe " (Anon.).
Read by , Professor GEORGE GORDON.