THE MADELINE MOONEY Quartet
JOHN ANDERSON (Baritone)
MARBLE ARCH PAVILION ORCHESTRA from the Marble Arch Pavilion
IN this evening's talk Mrs. Dawson Scott , the well-known novelist and founder of the P.E.N. Club, will discuss Norway from the point of view of the potential holiday-maker. Mrs. Dawson Scott has had special opportunities of obtaining every kind of information that can assist travellers, as the P.E.N. Club recently held their internationsl holiday in Oslo, the capital, and the founder of the Club is therefore persona grata to the authorities there.
Professor Windlespoof's 'Guido to London,' wherein the Professor, with the aid of his Marvellous Telescopic Camera-Obscura, will show and describe some of the most notable points of interest in the Great Metropolis
fTHERE are few post-war institutions of such
J- importance as the yearly National Baby Week. Very rightly the care of small babies, and in particular the question of the death-rate during child-birth, are now among the most urgent and present widely explored problems of the day in this country. The week occurs annually at the opening of July, and Dr. Saleoby's talk will help to explain its full significance and vital importance both to individuals and to the nation at large.
BACH'S MISCELLANEOUS KEYBOARD
WORKS played by EDWARD ISAACS
Fantasia in C Minor
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor
THE Fantasia is influenced by the bold harpsichord stylo of Bach's contemporary, Domenico Scarlatti , who used a good deal of hand-crossing to obtain his effects. Bach began a Fugue to follow this Fantasia, but for some reason left no completed copy of it.
The Prelude consists of a mere ten bars of wide chords, intended to be arpeggioed as the performer's taste may suggest. Certain others of Bach's Preludes are mare successions of harmonies (the first * Prelude of the ' 48 ' is a beautiful example), but usually ho has himself written out in full the passages which he wishes to bo developed from them.
This practice did not seem strange in a day when composers left their accompaniments in a ' skeleton ' state, printing only the bass, with figures above it to indicate what notes were to be added to make up the harmony.
The Fugue is the longest Bach ever wrote for clavichord or harpsichord. The subject is itself a long one, being a rapid-flowing stream of over sixty running notes. The current of tone continues unchecked from beginning to end of the piece. Near tho end is an exciting Cadenza, derived from the subject; it begins low down and gradually overflows the keyboard.
IF road locomotion remained impossible until the comparatively light petrol engine had been invented, the early motor was yet far too heavy, in proportion to its power, to make practicable locomotion in the air. Not until engineering progress had evolved the intemalcombustion engine with a weight for horse-power of less than three pounds did aeroplane design really begin. This evening Professor Burstall will describe the special problems involved in this, and the further difficulties of cooling an aero engine working at a tremendous speed.
Rispah Goodacre (Contralto)
Mina Rode (Violin)
The Wireless Military Band, conducted by B. Walton O'Donnell
Until Tchaikovsky wrote his Pathetic Symphony, no responsible composer had dreamt of framing a whole Movement in 5-4 time - that is, with five beats to a bar throughout. When they first heard it, some musicians did not find that 'the sounds of music crept into their ears' at, all restfully, but nowadays we find nothing disturbing in this unsymmetrical rhythm.
The Movement opens rather daintily; the middle part is full of tragic foreboding, with an unvaried note throbbing in the bass ; then the dainty ideas return.
8.0-8.30 (Daventry only) Mr. J.C. Flugel, The Psychology of Food and Dress - IV, The Different Kinds of Dress
Types of clothing and bodily decoration vary far more than can be accounted for by climate or such utilitarian considerations. Some peoples adorn themselves with tattoo marks and scars; some seem to design their costumes to make themselves look taller; others emphasize the round contours of the body, and so on. In this talk Mr. Flugel will try to lay bare those psychological principles that underlie the floral wreaths that suffice for the clothing of a Samoa women and the top-hat and bustle of Victorian England; the metal collars with which Padaung women distort their necks and the familiar plus fours.
STUART AND CAMERON
(Entertainer at the Piano)
Tommy HANDLEY (Comedian)
OLIVE GROVES and VIVIENNE CHATTERTON
In a selection of Light Duets
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
Ambrose's BAND from the Hotel Cecil