A play for broadcasting, in eleven scenes, by C. WHITAKER-WILSON , Author of ' Sir Christopher Wren'
Whitaker-Wilson follows up his recent successful dramatization of Sir Christopher .Wren with Mozart, which he describes as ' a drama of a life.' The life of a musician lends itself particularly well to radio presentation, as Rooke Ley's Chopin proved. Mozart is told in eleven scenes, ranging from the composer's infant prodigy years in 1777 in Salzburg to 1792, when Haydn seeks for his pauper's grave in the cemetery in Vienna. One of the most interesting episodes is that in which the seventeen-year-old Beethoven improvises before Mozart. One of the themes used in this scene has been specially composed by the author, the other is taken from one of Beethoven's early sonatas. This promises to be one of the outstanding dramatic broadcasts of the year.
HELEN PERKIN (Pianoforte)
THE LONDON WIND QUINTET:
Robert Murchie (Flute); Leon Goossens (Oboe); Haydn Draper (Clarinet); Fred Wood (Bassoon); Edmund Chapman (Horn)
Divertimento in B flat for Wind Instruments
(K. 270) Mozart (arranged for Wind Quintet by P. Weigelt)
1. Allegro moderato; 2. Andantino ; 3. Minuet: Moderato; 4. Presto I
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