from the Holborn Restaurant
Fishes-Perils of Fish Life '
MR. E. KAY ROBINSON is President of the British Naturalists' Association, and editor of the monthly Countryside. He has written many books on natural history subjects, one of which, * At Home With Nature,' includes many of his broadcast Talks delivered last year.
from the R.A.C.
'Makers of Modern
' Stories of King Arthur (No. 7) : How Sir Gareth Bore Himself Bravely in Great Peril.' (C. E. Hodges) ; ' Jerry, the Boat and the Popinjay '; Songs and Piano Solos
, directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN.
Boys' Xife Brigade and Church
Lads' Brigade Bulletins
MR. DESMOND MacCARTHY , whose fortnightly Talks are so popular with listeners, is one of our leading literary critics. He is Literary Editor of the New Statesman, and his books include ' The Memories of Lady John Russell ,' ' The Death of a Nobody,' which was a translation of the novel by Jules Romaic , and ' Remnants.'
HAROLD WILLIAMS (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA : Conducted by the Composer.
Gypsy Overture, ' Chal Romano '
Oriental Fantasy, ' In a Chinese Temple Garden
Cockney Suite, Cameos of London Life '
A State Procession (Buckingham Palace) ; The Cockney Lover (Lambeth Walk) ; At the Palais do Danse (Anywhere); Bank Holiday ('Appy 'Ampstead)
Will You Forgive ? (Words by Andrew Soutar ) Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind (Words by Shakespeare)
Meditation, ' Sanctuary of the Heart '
Intermezzo Scene, ' In a Persian Market'
TEDDY BROWN (Xylophone and Saxophone)
GROSE and LARKE (Character Comedy and Burlesque)
The STERLING BROS. (Versatile Entertainers)
-Pianoforte Sonatas interpreted by MAURICE COLE
Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 (Concluded)
THE First Movement of this Sonata was
J- annotated in last week's issue (Saturday). Beethoven took over from Haydn and Mozart the graceful Minuet, the solo survivor of the dances in the Suite (which developed into the Sonata). Very soon he made of this simple pieca a playful, often whimsical, Movement, with far more liveliness and interest in it than the Minuet had.
In this Sonata he includes both Scherzo and Minuet, but no Slow Movement.
II. The SCHERZO is, unusually for the composer, in two-time, and is of the same general build as the First Movement, with Two Main Tunes as the material for treatment. The First Tuno is given out twice and the jovial Second Tune follows,
III. The MINUET is less a dance than a gracious, lyrical song-piece. The first part of it, in two portions, marked to be repeated, is succeeded by the middle portion. called a ' Trio ' (because originally in concerted music that section was played by three instruments). Some of those who had listened regularly to the recent evening Pianoforte Recitals will probably say ' Where have I heard that Trio tune before ? ' It is that which Saint-Saens took as the subject of his Variations for two Pianos (played on September 28). After the Trio the Minuet is repeated and the Movement dies away.
IV. LAST MOVEMENT. ' Very quick, spirited,' is the direction to the player. The piece, in the style of an Italian Tarantella, dances and sparkles in the gayest fashion through its three-hundred odd bars. Those pauses near the end make us wonder what the composer has up his sleeve ; but it is a false alarm-he is just preparing for a final scamper home.
Another point of view in the vexed question of ' Classical ' versus ' Jazz '
Presented by SEBASTIAN BROWN. With Illustrations by THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA and THE LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND