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Mendelssohn in Kensington


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The Barrington Quartet :
Vera Siddons (soprano)
Gladys Palmer (contralto)
John Turner (tenor)
George Pizzey (bass)
Harry Isaacs (pianoforte)

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The Happy Lover
The Shepherd's Song

Capriccio in B flat minor

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Song from Ruy Blas

Songs Without Words
Book 4, Nos. 5 and 6

The Wood Minstrels
The Victor's Return
The Wandering Minstrel

On the half-a-dozen or more occasions that Mendelssohn visited London he often went to stay with William Horsley, Mus.Bac., Oxon, - composer of glees, canons and anthems and organist of the Asylum for Female Orphans - and his family, who lived at 1, High Row, Kensington Gravel-Pits. The house is still standing, but is now known as 128 Church Street. In the delightful company of William Horsley's children, Mendelssohn spent many happy hours. On some occasions they would have musical sessions in the drawing-room and Mendelssohn would play to them some of his latest compositions. The programme to be heard this afternoon is such that might have taken place on one of these occasions.


Soprano: Vera Siddons
Contralto: Gladys Palmer
Tenor: John Turner
Bass: George Pizzey
Pianoforte: Harry Isaacs
Pianoforte: John Turner
Unknown: Gladys Palmer
Unknown: Ruy Bias
Unknown: Harry Isaacs
Unknown: William Horsley

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