From the Savoy Hotel
MURIEL MORGAN (Soprano)
MONTAGUE BREARLEY (Violin)
ROBERT NAYLOR (Tenor)
from the Marble Arch Pavilion
THE impervious silence of the Poet Laureate has become such an accepted fact that the younger generation has grown up, on the whole, quite unacquainted with his work, and to them he is probably known less by any of his own poetry than by his great anthology, The Spirit of Man.' In reality, however, Dr. Bridges is one of the few poets of our time who has recaptured the pure classical idea, and anybody who is induced to read him after hearing this talk will be grateful to Mr. Squire for a new conception of the beautiful that he will find he has acquired.
5.0 Holidays Abroad: Mr. GERALD BRENAN
NOW that so many of us aspire to holidays abroad, there is a widespread demand for helpful information about the holiday resorts of Europe ; not merely where are the cathedrals and casinos, the beaches and belfries and brasseries that one wants to visit when one gets to one's destination, but, first of all, all about the business of getting there-passports, customs, coinage, expenses, what to take and what to wear. All these matters, as well as the attractions of Spain itself, will be dealt with in Mr. Brenan's talk tonight. This talk is the first of a series of weekly Foreign Travel Talks — to be continued throughout the summer. Next Tuesday Mr. Brenan will conclude his advice oh touring in Spain. After that will come further talks on Italy, France, Holland, etc.
Dragons — ' The Green - eyed Dragon with the Thirteen Tails,' and other songs of the same sort, by DALE SMITH
The Story of ' The Dragon with the Scales of Gold'
(Philip Carmichael )
' The Last Dragon,' a Story by STEPHEN SOUTHWOLD
7.0 (Daventry only)
The Rt. Hon. Sir WILLIAM BULL, M.P. : ' Pests and Vermin'
MODERN FRENCH PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by Mrs. NORMAN O'NEILL
THOUGH Gabriel Grovlez (bom 1879) began his career as a concert Pianist, ho has become best known as a Conductor of the Paris Opera and a Composer of songs, Pianoforte pieces, Symphonic Poems and Ballets. Ho has also collaborated in editing the great edition of Rameau's works, and has brought out two other excellent collections of old French Operatic airs and instrumental pieces.
The graceful Sarabande is one of a series of pieces collectively known as L'Almanach aux Images (The Picture Calendar), based on poems of ' Tristan Klingsor.' In verse and music the piece conjures up an impression of old-time grace and lino manners.
ROGER DUCASSE (born 1873), a pupil of Faure, won one of the Rome Prizes in 1902. Ho was one of the composers who, with Faure at their head, founded in 1910 the French Independent Music Society, a body interested in making known modern music. ,
FLORENT SCHMITT , another pupil of Faure (of Massenet also), and a Rome Prize winner, was born in 1870. Ho is known to us chiefly by a few chamber pieces, in some of which there is a curious tartness. His output includes a Tone Poem on Poe's The Haunted Palace, incidental music for Anthony and Cleopatra, church music, Ballets, etc.
DEODAT DE SEVERAC (1873-1921) seemed to find happy inspiration in open-air scones. Amongst his interests was folk-song collecting. His delicate fancy is charmingly illustrated in the Pianoforte Suites, of which the best known is In Languedoc. Cerdana, sub-titled Picturesque Studies, contains somoof his liveliest sketches. The Return of the Mule Driver8 is accompanied by cheerily tinkling bells. We hear the clattering of the hoofs, above which rises now and again a fragment of a folk song sung by the drivers.
7 25 Prof. A. Y. CAMPBELL : 'Greek Plays for
Modern Listeners-VI, Survivals and Influences.' S.B. from Liverpool
TN this series of talks Professor Campboll has explained the underlying ideas of classical Greek drama and illustrated their working out in the plays of the three great tragic dramatists— ?schylus, Sophocles and Euripides—and of Aristophanes the satirist, the Gilbert of ancient Greece. This evening he will conclude the series by surveying the later course of the Greek theatre ; the fusion of tragedy and comedy, the influence of Aristotle's theorizing, and tho value to modern readers of these plays written for audiences who lived more than two thousand years ago.
SUZANNE BERTIN (Soprano)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA conducted by JOHN ANSELL
Joyous March - Chabrier
Tone Poem, ' The Youth of Hercules ' - Saint-Sai~ns
8.14 SUZANNE BERTIN and Orchestra Valse from ' Romeo and Juliet' - Gounod
Thou joyous bird, from ' The Pearl of Brazil' - David
8.22 ORCHESTRA Polish Festival - Chabrier
Suite, ' Printemps ' (Spring) - Debussy
8.42 SUZANNE BERTIN Toujours (Always) - Fauré
La Fee aux Chansons (The Song Fairy) - Fauré
Les Petits Chats (The Little Cats) - Pierné
Marionettes - Pierné
8.50 ORCHESTRA Overture to ' The Bronze Horse ' - Auber
HAVING surveyed the study of heredity, what it is and what it does, Mrs. Mary Adams closes her series of talks by examining the implications that emerge from its results. Ca
(Daventry only), Shipping Forecast '
DESLYS and CLARK
MARIA DE PIETRO (Mandulino
LESLIE SARONY (Entertainer)
CARR LYNN (Imitations)
MABEL CONSTANDUROS ,VIVI-
ENNE CHATTERTON and MICHAEL HOGAN in ' Ag, Bert, and Flo'
By MABEL CONSTANDUROS
The B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
GEORGE FISHER 'S KIT CAT BAND from the Kit Cat Restaurant