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Promenade Concert

Synopsis

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Relayed from
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
PERCY HEMING (baritone)
SZIGETI (violin)
THE B.B.C.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Part I
Mendelssohn's only Violin Concerto was long in the making. He first mentioned it in 1838 to Ferdinand David , then leader of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Concerts, of which Mendelssohn was conductor, and later the first violin virtuoso of his day. David took an interest in it from the first -it was, in fact, written for him-assisted a good deal in shaping the solo part, and introduced it to the public at a Gewandhaus Concert in March, 1845. It was a great success; and a particularly opportune one, for practically no Concertos but those of Spohr were being heard at all. The Beethoven was very little played, Bach was an almost unknown composer except in so far as Mendelssohn was trying to make him known, and the remainder of the present solo violin repertory was for the most part not yet written. And that early success has been confirmed by time; Mendelssohn's concerto is still reckoned as one of the first three or four of the world's greatest.
This is the fifth successive annual performance of Bax's Third Symphony at the Promenades. It has been offered to willing listeners, both in Queen's Hall and out of it, every year from 1930 to 1934 inclusive, and it would now seem to have become a permanent feature of the programmes. This is a little unusual, for Bax did not complete the symphony until a few months before its performance in the 1930 'Proms', and new works of symphonic importance, British or European, do not as a rule achieve immediate popularity, and only rarely retain it undiminished for several conseoutive years. It is therefore not difficult to conclude that Arnold Bax has said something in this symphony that the public is glad to hear.
(The times of performance marked against each item should be taken as approximate)
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed]; and usual agents
Prices (including Entertainments Tax)
7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), Promenade (payment at doors only) 2S.

Contributors

Baritone: Percy Heming
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Ferdinand David
Unknown: Arnold Bax

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