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A Choral Concert


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Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON THE first movement of this fresh and wholesome music of Dvorak's begins with a rather sad little fragment of tune ; it makes way very soon for a brisk and energetic figure, after which, the first melody returns. The second movement is a waltz ; the first strain is lively and rather energetic, and the alternative section in the middle, more tender in character. The third move. ment, a Scherzo, is very lively, and its chief tune is eloquent of good spirits. In this movement, too, there is a calmer section, which interrupts the laughter of tho,first tune more than once. The fourth movement is a plaintive song which the first violin begins and in which the other instruments share, and the last is again very vivacious and light* hearted in character. There is a hint of mischief in the way in which the last note of each bar, in the chief tune, is given a vigorous punch.
Mr. PERCY PITT, happily known to wireless listeners as the B.B.C.'s own Director of Music, has had a largo share in raising British music to the honourable position which it holds today. His labours on behalf of Opera in this country are known to all, and from time to time listeners have had opportunities of hearing how well he can turn to account his knowledge of the orchestra in light-hearted, as well as in serious ways. This comparatively slight piece is a happy example of gracious melody, and of the skilful way in, which he can present it.


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