Mrs. LETTICE RAMSEY: Answering Questions
ALL young children have a great deal of curiosity, and from their cradles they want to experiment. If this curiosity can remain with them for life, it will be one of their most valuable possessions. How both to satisfy and encourage curiosity is the problem to be discussed in this talk. Mrs. Lettice Ramsey will propound 'Let's find out' as a proper attitude for parents, and will suggest that practical demonstration, if possible, is better than any explanation in words. It is not always best to answer questions if the child can find out for itself; but if not, honesty is not merely the best, but the only, policy. Mrs. Ramsey worked for six years in applied psychology with the Industrial Health Board, and has a small family of her own: Her views on children are modern and sensible.
FOR SENIOR PUPILS
Mr. BRIAN TUNSTALL , F.R. Hist. Sc. : ' Tracing
History Backwards-II, Sea Transport'
2.30 Speech Training
Mr. A. LLOYD JAMES: King's. Engtish—II,
Speech and Speaking '
From WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Dr. ERNST DEISSMANN : German Reading—I, ' Rübezahl) und sein Reich ' (Joseph Klapper ), (This book may be obtained, price Is. post free from the Anglo-German Academic, Bureau, 58,
Gordon Square, London, W.C.I.)
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE ORCHESTRA
Directed by JOSEPH MEEUS
From GROSVENOR HOUSE, PARK LANE
QUINTETS FOR STRINGS AND PIANOFORTE
Played by THE INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET :
ANDRÉ MANCEOT (Violin), Walter PRICE (Violin), ERlC BRAY (Viola), JACK SHINEBOURNE
(Violoncello) and YVONNE ARNAUD
Mr. LEONARD WOOLF : Introductory Talk
IT is a curious fact that Mr. Leonard Woolf has never broadcast before, although he is one of the foremost critics, essayists, and political thinkers of the day. He was Literary Editor of The Nation until 1930, and Hon. Secretary to the Advisory Committee on International Questions to the T.U.C. and Labour Party. He founded the Hogarth Press in 1917. He is to give the first six talks on this subject, to be followed by Lord Kustace Percy : these two speakers will represent widely different points of view. In this talk Mr. Woolf will introduce his subject, namoly, the conflict between the ideas : of democracy and contrary tendencies, which lias dictated the chief political and social changes of the last thirty years. He will further define the ideas underlying democracy, in order to avoid the ambiguity likely to arise through the many different senses commonly given to that word.
Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL
(Sole Lessees, Messrs, Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by SIR HENRY WOOD
PARRY JONES (Tenor)
THELMA REISS SMITH (Violoncello)
CITIES have often been pictured in terms of music, and no music-painting so clearly reflects tho mind of the composer as an exercise of this order. Just as the mood of Delius' Paris differs from Charpentier's musical conception of the city in Louise, so the mood of Vaughan Williams' London Symphony differs strikingly from that of Elgar's Cockaigne Overture. Elgar's music is indeed a vivid presentation of the Londoner's - spirit, more than a mere picture of the ' Town ' he loves. Cockaigne is healthy, sane, and jolly. It mirrors the optimism, the delight in spectacle, the hope, courage, and sentiment of London's citizens. It is a splendid picture of the brassy pomp, the cheerful hustle, and the quiet close that make up London's day. There is a kind of programme to the overture, but no true Londoner will need it.
PARRY JONES and Orchestra
Aria, King Olaf heard the Cry (King Olaf)
THELMA REISS SMITH and Orchestra
Violoncello Concerto in E Minor
Adagio, Moderato; Lento, Allegro molto; Adagio; Allegro
THIS concerto appeared in 1919. Elgar's in-JL cursions into chamber music date from the same period. It is restrained, full of passages of groat beauty, and enjoyably simple in construction.
Symphony No. 2, in E Flat
Allegro vivace e nobilmente ; Larghetto ; Rondo, Presto ; Moderato e maestoso
(Conducted by THE COMPOSER)
A COMPOSER is usually held to stand or fall by his symphonies. Elgar stands, but not by the symphonies alone. Ho has written only two, and those in the space of the three years immediately following the period devoted to the oratorios. The first was inscribed to Hans
Richter. who produced it, and Richter thought the world of it, as he did of all that Elgar wrote. This, the second, was first hoard under Elgar himself, at the London Musical Festival in 1911. There are no modem twists in the form of it, which is of a classical dignity equal to the symphonies of Brahms, that stubborn upholder of tradition. Indeed, Elgar's second has this in common with Brahms' third, that; as is said of the month of March, it comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Some clue to its intorprotation may suggest itself to listeners in the lines of Shelley which preface the Symphony :
' Rarely, rarely comest thou,
Spirit of delight.'
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
JACK HARRIS 'S BAND, from GROSVENOR
HOUSE, PARK LANE