Ⓓ From page 51 of ' When Two or Three'
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Information on Training, etc., by RONALD CROSS, M.P.
At the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
Leader, BERTRAM LEWIS
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
JELLY D'ARANYI and ADILA
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
The Symphony in E minor, written in 1899, was not actually Sibelius's first symphony, for as early as 1893 he had written a choral symphony, ' Kullervo '. But ' Kullervo ' has never been published, and is not reckoned in the list of the composer's symphonic compositions. When Sibelius wrote his E minor Symphony at thirty-four he had not yet completely found his own way. The Symphony is far less austere. far more easily approachable than his later, more mature works. But though romantic and colourful in a vein that Sibelius has long abandoned, it could have been written by no one but him. The striking, passionate chief theme of the first movement, the grim scherzo, the magnificent finale—all bear the stamp of Sibelius's unique mentality.
The Court Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Clarence Raybould : Selection, The Mikado (Sullivan)
The London Palladium Orchestra conducted by Richard Crean : Verdi Memories (arr. Worch)
The New Light Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Malcolm Sar gent : Children's Overture (Quilter)
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
The Complete Madrigals of Peter
(c. 156o-c. 1628)
THE B B C SINGERS (A)
Conducted by SIR Richard RUNCIMAN TERRY
II. Libro de Madrigali a 6 voci (1603)
(continued) (MS., edited R. R. Terry )
Lasso non e morir
Nero manto vi cinge
Tanta nc' capei biondi Questa vita mortale
Porta nel viso Aprile
(2 parte) Quando urania rimiri il cielo (3 parte) E quando fra
Sir Richard Runciman
J. A. SCOTT WATSON
(Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)
J. A. Scott
WILLIAM WORSLEY (baritone)
LESLIE A. HEWARD
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Cltappell and Co., Ltd.)
THE BBC SYMPHONY
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conducted by Sir HAMILTON HARTY
' Don Juan ' was the first of Strauss's tone poems that showed him to be a composer of genius and a worthy successor to Liszt. The music is based on the hero of the poem by Lenau, describing the adventures of Don Juan in his crazy search for his ideal of incarnate womanhood.
There are four principal themes heard at the outset, all glowing with the youthful ardour of the quest.
The second section of the poem, which is quoted in the score, tells of disillusionment.
The closing section represents
Don Juan 's death and his despair in realising that life has lost its charm for him.
As might be expected of this concerto by Chopin, the pianoforte part completely overshadows the orchestra. The solo part'is, however, real piano music, designed to display the poetic qualities of the instrument as none could do better than Chopin.
The second movement is a Romance, of which Chopin himself said, ' It is intended to convey the impression received when the eye rests on a beloved landscape on a moonlight night in spring, calling up in one's soul beautiful memories '.
The brilliant last movement is, however, generally considered the most effective of the three.
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(First performance of the complete work)
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