ANDREW BROWN'S QUINTET
OLIVE HEMINGWAY (Soprano)
From WESTMINSTER ABBEY
AMONG many other charming and delightful volumes. Commander Calthrop is the author of ' The Diary of an Eighteenth Century Garden,' published last year. His talk will be of the ' light essay ' type, and on a subject which he has made particularly his own.
From Madame Tussaud 's Cinema.
' One at a Time-not Two by Two ' ' Noah's Ark ' (Daisy McGeoch) and other songs, sung by EVA NEALE
'Suisse, the Red Squirrel (
H. Mortimer Batten )
' How to take care of your pets in the hot weather' — a talk by Captain F. MACCUNN
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
Mr. Claude Fisher, M.B.E: 'Cautionary Aids for Careful Campers'
This ta!k, intended tor Boy Soouts, will find its mark in other directions. The subject is one of topical interest to all those who will, during this month and next, be camping out in the open. Camping is not as easy a business as it sounds. Experienced campers like Mr. Fisher gather a store of wisdom from experience.
The camping holiday is very popular today.
If you are contemplating your first venture of this sort, listen tonight
SCARLATTI'S HARPSICHORD SONATAS
Played by BERNHARD ORD
Mavis BENNETT (Soprano); WALTER GLYNNE
(Tenor); CECIL Dixon (Pianoforte)
The WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE name of Francesco Ezechielo Ermen gildo Cavaliere Suppe Demelli gives un certain clues to this composer's nationality. He was of Belgian descent, but his family had lived for many years in Italy. Ultimately he settled in Vienna and was thenceforth known as Franz von Suppé.
Operettas and farce with music were his speciality. Ho turned out in all about a couple of hundred such pieces. Nowadays, we in this country know very few of his works, but these Overtures are among the most familiar items in wireless programmes. That to Poet and Peasant has been arranged for nearly sixty different combinations of instruments.
PLANQUETTE (1848-1903) was a clever business-man-musician who made it his business to find out what people wanted, and to serve *-iem with that sort of music faithfully, as long as they would have it. Graduating from the Paris Conservatoire, he began by composing songs and tit-bits for cafe concerts, and soon took to operettas. Perhaps his greatest success was in Lea Cloches de Corneville, which was extremely popular when it came out in 1878, and has kept its place ever since. Rip van Winkle was also very successful in London in the early eighties.
THE GENTLE MAIDEN is an old Irish air, to which English words have been set by Harold Boulton. They sing the praises of a gentle maiden whose eyes have the glance of sunlight.'
COUNTRY GARDENS is the original, or aboriginal, name of one of the traditional dance tunes which the late Cecil Sharp noted down somewhere in England and published in his book of Morris Dance Tunes. To the expert it is a handkerchief dance ' ; to ordinary folk it is a jolly and captivating tune with a touch of Handel's best in it. Percy Grainger has made it into an exhilarating piano piece. 8.20 ORCHESTRA Selection of Johann Strauss's
Waltzes 9.0 WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
9.15 Mr. VERNON BARTLETT : The Way of the World '
MR. BARTLETT in his weekly talk on Foreign Affairs gives to the ordinary listener who has not the leisure or the expertness to follow the drift of world politics a year, concise and human account of 'The Way of the World.' Mr. Bartlett's style is not without humour and sympathy During the course of a successful journalistic career and, later, of his work for the League ot Nations, he was witness at first hand of the struggles, military and political, of the nations of which he talks. His book ' Europe in the Melting Pot,' a collection of essays on his experiences as a newspaper correspondent during the troublesome days immediately following the War, makes excellent and informative reading.
A Light Entertainment
Specially devised and arranged by the well-known theatrical director, ANDRE CHARLOT