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'TEA,' according to Mr. Chesterton, 'is like the East he grows in, a great yellow Mandarin ' ; and the further allegation that ' all the women, like a harem, at his pigtail troop along,' carries a considerable tincture of truth. Tea is, in fact, very precious to women, and his votaries will bo interested to hear Mr. Page Croft describe his various homes in Asia, and the history of his conquest of the West.

CUTHBERT SMITH (Baritone); THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON TRIO
IN Mendelssohn's two Trios there is much to admire-in particular their sincerity, tunefulness and good, clean workmanship.
The D Minor Trio (his Op. 49) has four Movements. The First is suavely hurried and well marked in its three-beat rhythm. The Second is more tranquil, and very melodious, as it goes steadily along in four square time. The deft Scherzo follows, and then the last Movement, the most characteristic of the four, opens with a rhythm that is seldom absent for long. It is tapped in chords or sung in melodies, now loud, now soft, all through the Movement.
HERE is a bracing piece of music, if ever there was one! It haatlie tonic effect of a tramp in the fresh, keen air of spring.
The vigorous First Movement is built upon two Main Tunes, the first of which, crisp and brief, is hoard light away at the opening. After some episodical matter, the Violin and 'Cello give out, in octaves, the broad Second Main Tune.
The Second Movement is in ' Scherzo ' style—light, quick and lithe ; the third Movement goes in blended rhythms of twos and threes —a favourite Brahmsian device, and the Last Movement is aa energetic as the First.

Trio in D Minor - Mendelssohn
4.30 CUTHBERT SMITH Amarilla - Caccini
Come raggio di sol (Like the sun's rays) - Caldara
Plaisir d'Amour (Love's Pleasure) - Martini
Now sleeps the crimson petal - Quilter
Love's philosophy - Quilter
4.45 TRIO - Trio in C Minor Brahms

mHIS is the second talk in the new series -L intended primarily for younger listeners which was begun by Charles Buehan , the Arsenal captain, last week. He spoke on ' Sportsmanship '; this evening Commander Coote will deal with a subject equally vital in its own sphere—' How to keep fit '—a subject on which, as a famous P.T. instructor, who has himself been through the complete course in Sweden, and who was in control of P.T. instruction in the Navy dining the war, he has every qualification to speak. His talk is intended for the ordinary, nonathletic young man, who, without being in strict training for any particular sport, still wants to keep generally fit, and not, by sheer negligence of the simple rules, get flabby and soft.

TRAVELLING in the Middle East is still a picturesque affair, abounding in material for the traveller with an eye for contrast and the power of reproducing experience in words. Miss Victoria Sackville-West is undoubtedly such a one, as readers of her 'Passenger to Teheran' will agree. A poet and writer of distinction, she will this evening, and in her second talk next week, describe a journey through some of the Eastern countries where the inroads of Western civilization, contrast strangely with the traditions and customs of the past.

5XX Daventry

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