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A CONCERT

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THE WIRELESS STRING ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
ARTHUR CRANMER (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS WRITING to his friend and benefactor, Mme. von
Meek, in 1880, Tchaikovsky said that his Muse had been very benevolent, for he had written two long works very rapidly. One was the '1812' Overture, of which he said: 'It has n3 great artistic value ' ; the other was the Serenade in C (his Op. 48), which, he says, on the contrary, I wrote from an inward impulse ; I felt it.' It was one of the works ho eonducted in London in 1888, when ho was paying his first visit to this country. The Serenade contains four
Movements-a piece in ' First Movement' form, with themes of an old-world cast ; a Waltz ; an Elegy; and a Finale based on folk-tunes, ono a hauling song of the Volga boatmen, and the other a street song. ARTHUR CRANMER with Piano

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