By EDGAR T. COOK
Relayed from Southwark Cathedral
Curry has gained a reputation for being the special prerogative of red-faced, leather throated Anglo-Indian colonels, but when well made - as it so rarely is - it is as subtly-flavoured a dish as any. Miss Lovell, who is a broadcaster well known to the Liverpool radio audience, will describe in detail how a good curry, not too fiery for unaccustomed palates, can be made.
: Piano Solos by Cecil
Dixon. 'Child Verses from Punch’—set to music by Eleanor Farjcon and sung by Percy Heming, who will thus make his first appearance in the Children's Hour. ' Mother Skip ’—a story specially written by Eleanor Farjeon. ' Stars ’— a talk by Captain Maurice Ainslie.
From the ASTORIA CINEMA
WITH the development of the art of ' presentation,' the musical side of a picture theatre has become almost as important as the film itself, and in a modern movie cathedral ’—as they call them in New York-the organ is second only to the projector. The Astoria is one of London's latest and most magnificent picture theatres, and it is equipped with all the most modem resources both for accompanying films and for providing an interlude to them. Needless to say, its organ and its organist - Pattman—are both of the first rank, and the weekly relays, of which this is the first, should prove one of the most popular of the outside broadcasts.
Played by GERDA NETTE
HAMILTON SISTERS and FORDYCB
CHICK FARR, assisted by GEORGE
IDE (Cross Talk)
SANDY ROWAN (Scotch Comedian) ANGELA BADDELEY, Character Sketch, The Call Box,' by A. P. HERBERT (By Request)
Presented by EDMUND Russon
OPENING PERFORMANCE OF
' DON QUIXOTE '
Ballet in Two Acts and a Prologue by MINKUS, arranged by LAURENT NoviKOFF
Relayed from The Royal Opera House, Covent
ANNA PAVLOVA LAURENT NOVIKOFF
FR . VARZINSKY
Mlles. HILDA BUTSOVA , STUART and Faucheux
.M . DOMOSLAVSKI
M . MAHKOVSKI
ORCHESTRA, conducted by EFREM KURTZ (First appearance iif England). Leader and Solo
Violin, ARTHUR BECKWITH
A PAVLOVA first night at Covent Garden is an occasion never to be forgotten by those who have seen it-and heard it. An audience as brilliant as any that ever comes together in a London theatre—enthusiasm sharpened by the long deprivation that London has suffered whilst the rest of the world has had its turn to enjoy Pavlova's incomparable artistry-the blend of familiarity and novelty with which one sees once again the first entry of the greatest dancer in the world -all these help to arouse an excitement that the microphone will register for the benefit of listeners tonight.
The ballet, Don Quixote, with which once again lime. Pavlova opens her season, is, of course, founded on the adventures of the mad knight whom Cervantes created centuries ago.
-The prologue shows the Don sitting in his library immersed in one of those vast and bulky tomrs of chivalrous romance that were the source of all his troubles. As he reads, visions pass before his eyes ; he is fired to a state of frenzy, calls for Sancho Panza, his squire, and, arming himself from head to foot, sets out in search of adventure.
The first act-which concludes the broadcast— shows a very animated street scene in Barcelona, with Don Quixote and Sancho Panza entering the crowd. Here the Don meets with his first opportunity for knight-errantry, for the inn-keeper's daughter is about to be forced into marriage with a wealthy suitor whom she detests, and his intervention results in her being allowed to marry the man she loves. ,
It is in this scene that Pavlova makes her first appearance, in the character of Kitry, the inn-keeper's daughter, in whose fortunes Don Quixote plays so beneficent a part.
THE annual meeting of the Assembly of the League of Nations is now in progress at Geneva, and matters are being discussed there that are of the greatest importance to all of us. This is the second of three accounts of the week's proceedings, given by an observer with exceptional opportunities of knowing what is going on. The last of these accounts will be given on Monday next week.
DORA LABBETTE (Soprano) THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA Conducted by Eric COATES
Suite, ' Joyous Youth '
Introduction ; Serenade; Joyous Youth Valso
DORA LABBETTE with ORCHESTRA
Song Cycle, ' The Mill o' Dreams ' ,
Back o' the Moon; Dream o' Nights ; The Man in the Moon ;
Phantasy for Orchestra, ' The Selfish.
DORA LABBETTE Selected Songs ORCHESTRA
Second Phantasy for Orchestra,
‘ The Three Bears'
By MYRA Hess
AMONG Schumann’s best Piano
A music is his collection of ' Fantastic ' or ' Fanciful Pieces.' These have titles ranging from, for instance, the Third, which is simply called Why ? to the Sixth, .1 Fable, or the Last, The End of the Story. Papillons is a set of twelve pieces which were written at various times up to 1831 (when he was twenty-one). They were inspired by his reading a book of Jean Paul Richter.