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Ethel Smyth Jubilee Concert


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DAME ETHEL SMYTH was born on April 23, 1858, and studied at Leipzig Conservatoire. In that city her early works were performed. Then came performances at the Crystal Palace under Henschel. Her first Opera came out at Weimar, and another, Der Wald, was produced at Dresden and Berlin in 1901-2. The Wreckers was brought out here by Beecham in 1909-10. Since then The Boatsivain's Mate has made her name widely known to Opera goers. In its Overture she introduced a tune from the March of the Women, that she wrote for the W.S.P.U. when she was taking a very active part in the movement for women's suffrage.
In 1910 she was made a Doctor of Music of Durham University, and in 1922 a D.B.E.
Her book of reminiscences ' Impressions that
Remained ' is one of the raciest of all musical chronicles, and her ' Streaks of Life ' also shows her keen observation and relish for the humour and pathos in everyday encounters.
(Horn); KATHLEEN LONG (Pianoforte)
Quartet in E Minor
THIS String Quartet was written in 1902, and -*- was first heard (in part) at a concert of the Society of Women Musicians ten years later. It is in four Movements—a lyrical Allegretto, a light, vivacious Scherzo-like Movement, a slow Movement and an energetic Finale.


Unknown: Dame Ethel Smyth
Baritone: Herbert Heyner
Baritone: Aubrey Brain
Horn: Kathleen Long

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