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Mrs. Dawson Scott is a woman of many activities. She founded the To-morrow Club and the P.E.N. Club, and has written and edited many books, amongst her own writings being 'Nooks and Corners of Cornwall' and 'They Green Stones.' Recently she decided to go to America in the steerage - not merely 'student' or 'tourist' third-class, but real steerage on a first-class boat - and find out what it was like.


Mrs. Dawson Scott

•Played through consecutively at this hour daily throughout the month.
IN yesterday's note something was said about the idea underlying Bach's ' 48.' One of the first things that must strike one in hearing a succession of these Preludes and Fugues is their infinite variety of style and mood, and the wonderful expressiveness of .the Fugues in particular.
On the Clavichord, the favourite domestic keyboard instrument of Bach, much more expression and delicacy could be obtained than on the Harpsichord.
The modem Piano, of couree, can reproduce all the delicate gradations of tone that the Clavichord could give; but a few enthusiasts, who have made a study of the older instrument, affirm that, in its miniature fashion, its tone is not excelled in beauty and subtlety by even the finest Grand Pinno of to-day.
The two hooks of the ' 48 ' represent distinct periods in Bach's career. The first was completed in 1722,' when the Composer was thirtyeeven, and was engaged as chief musician to a German Prince; the second dates from 1744, when he was nearly sixty, and had long been in possession of his great final post as a church musician at Leipzig.


Grand Pinno

Rondo N,o. 3 in A Minor Rondo No. 3 in D Major
MOZART composed three Rondos, of which that in A Minor is perhaps the most notable. It was written, probably for some friend, near the end of his life, when he was staying in Vienna.
The chief melody of the Rondo has something of the folk-song style in it, and starts off quietly and modestly, almost sadly- quite unlike the majority of Rondo tunes, which are gay.
The graceful ornamentation, the strong, clear-cut harmony, and the under-current of plaintiveness are attractive elements in this rather uncommon Rondo.


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Hilda Dederich

2LO London

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