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: CONCERT

Tfik Davi :^thy Quartet and Franki.yn Kei.sey {Baritone), Lily Zaehner (Mezzo-Soprano), ADELINA LEON eon (Violoncello)
Timo Signal from Greenwich

Contributors

Unknown: Tfik Davi
Mezzo-Soprano: Adelina Leon

: Clarisse Speed (Lecturer-Painist)

' Round a Gallery of Musical Picture.-; with Mouss Forgsky '
(The Polish Wagon, Promenade, Ballet, of Chicks, The (Jrcat Gate of Kievr)

: Foundations of Music

Bach's IS Preludes and Fugues, played through consecutively at this hour daily throughout the month

: Mr. F. A. Mitchell-Hedges FURTHER EXPLORATIONS

To-day's Talk: Mr. F A Mitchell-Hedges will continue the fascinating story of his travels in Central America, where the half-ravaged Indians of to-day live amongst the ruins of one of the greatest civilizations the continent has.

: CHAMBER MUSIC

Brahm.^]s33-1897)
Charles Woodhousk (Violin) Walter Price (2nd Violin) Ernest Yonqe (Viola)
Charles Crabbe (Violoncello)
Assisted by Mrs. HERBERT Withers (Pianoforte)
Mark Raphael (Baritone)
Charles Woodhouse and Mis. Herbert
Withers
Second Sonata, for Violin and Pianoforte
A LL the three Movements in this iferk' (it is the Composer's hundredth ' Opus ') have something of the reflective east of thought that we often find in Brahms. There is vigour, but less of the sheer bursting forth of energy that most Sonatas display, especially in their First and Last Movements.
In the FIRST Movement the Piano has the First
Main Tune (note that it contains the characteristic Brahms ' arpeggio ' a a four-note motif that walks up the scalic stairs two or three steps at a time). The Violin repeats this melody and then comes the Second Main Tune, similar in feeling to the first-gentle and amiable. The Piano begins this a!so. The. melody can be distinguished by the left hand's three-notes-to-a-beat on tho first two beats of the bar, against the right hand's two notes — a ' cross-rhythmic ' effect, of which Brahms frequently mado use. There is a subsidiary themo that begins with a brisk ' postman's knock ' rhythm of three notes. On these melodies .the Movement is built.
The Second Movement contains both tranquil and lively sections, the two moods alternating. Tho slow portion comes twice, and tho lively ono threo times, its last appearance consisting of a Variation on part of its graceful melody.
Tho Third Movement is an engagingly happy
Rondo, wherein the opening Violin tune comes - round several times, with intervening episodes of rather strongly contrasted moods.
Mark Raphael
To-day's Recital of Brahms' Songs :
Numbers 1. 2 and 4 of ' Four Serious Songs ' Ecclesiastes iii. and iv. ; Corinthians xiii.
IX this set of songs, tho last of Brahms' works that appeared during his lifetime, it. is reasonablo to find something of his outlouk on life and the destiny of man.
In the first .song, the words of which an; from the Book of P'cclesiastes (iii. 19 22) the writer muses on the common fate of beasts and men.
In tho second song, the words are drawn from the same Book (iv. 1-3). The philosophy is gloomy. 'I ... considered all the oppressions that arc done under tho sun.... , Wherefore I praised the dead ... more than the living:
The third song'sung to-night title last of Brahms' set) to some extent answers the ono just quoted. It is a. setting of the famous passage upon lovo for one's fellows, from Corinthians siii. 1-3, 12 and 13. Quartet with Mrs, Herbert Wither3
Quintet in F Minor for Pianoforte and Strings,
Op. 34
Not too quiet ; slow. ;°h and sustained ; scherzo
(quick) and Trio ; Finale-' somewhat sustained,' leading to ' not too quick

Contributors

Violin: Charles Woodhousk
Viola: Ernest Yonqe
Baritone: Mark Raphael
Baritone: Charles Woodhouse
Unknown: Mark Raphael

: 'THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER'

An Opern, Bouffa in Three Acts
Libretto by RUDOLF Bernaueh and LLorOLD
Jacobson
Music by Oscar Strauss
English Version by STANISLAUS Stanuk Arranged for Broadcasting
Nadina, Daughter of Col. Popoff Aurelin , Wifo of Col. Popoff Mascha , Aurelia's Cousin
DlllllorE, Lieut. in tho Servian Army
Massakrotf, Copt, in tlio Bulgarian Army
Katinkn, Housemaid to Col.
Pppoff Alexis Sparidolf , Majur in the Bulgarian Army
Casimir PopofT, Col. in the Bulgarian Army
Officers, Soldiers and Hag bearers in the Bulgarian Army, Townspeople, Peasants, etc.
THE story of 'Tho Chocolate
Soldier,' which is based on George Bernard Shaw 's brilliant satirical comedy. ' Anns ami the Man,' closely follows the incidents, situations, and ture of the original story. Th<> only changes made necessary aro patent to the reader of t!i> originnl. The scone of the is laid near tho Dragoman Pass, Bulgaria, 1885, when Servia and Bulgaria are »t war.
The sentiment of 'Tin
Chocolate Soldier ' is evolved by tho love affairs of Bumeili and Nadina, Mas «.■ li a a n d Alexius. Tho comedy situations are furnished by the episode of Col. Popoft's housi coat, which is delivered to Bumerli in crder to make his escape; its return, and the fact that the photographs of the three women arc hidden in the coat.

Contributors

Unknown: Rudolf Bernaueh
Music By: Oscar Strauss
Unknown: Col. Popoff Aurelin
Unknown: Col. Popoff Mascha
Unknown: Pppoff Alexis Sparidolf
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw








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