Conducted by W. BARTLETT
ALICE MOXON (Soprano); GLYN EASTMAN (Bass);
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GLAZOUNOV (born in 1865) is probably the most distinguished living Russian composer who does not work on very advanced ' modernist ' lines.
He is a master of orchestral effect, and in his ballets and other light pieces he has produced music that follows very agreeably, yet with a distinct individuality of its own, in the Tchaikovsky tradition.
The Seasons, a Suite of orchestral pieces
(to be heard this afternoon in an arrangement for Military Band), was originally written for a Ballet.
MACDOWELL'S brief song is that of a man and a woman. He recalls the joys that long ago spread before them when they first were sweethearts. Now the night of life draws on; yet. he declares, ' our love shall live for aye, sweetheart.'
SOME of the sincerest and most delicate compositions of this century were left by George Butterworth , who was killed in the war.
Folk-song colours all his thought, and his music tells plainly that he had deep within him the rapture and peace of the English countryside.
Come, My Own One, is a Sussex folk-song — one among several that he 'collected and arranged.
reading a Selection of Poems from ' The Spirit of Man,' an anthology of Prose and Verse made by Robert Bridges
Miss Cathleen Nesbitt has played many varying parts, with conspicuous success, since she went to America with that famous company, the Irish Players, in 1911. There, and at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, she acquired that technique which is so rare on the stage today. At present she is enhancing her reputation by her acting as Florence in The Constant Nymph.
CHARING CROSS HOSPITAL is known all over the world as London's accident hospital, which receives thousands of casua ties every year ; but it is also a large General Hospital, with over 300 beds for in-patients, a very large out-patient department, and provision for many special treatments. At the moment the most important fact in connection with the Hospital is its acquisition of the site and buildings of an adjoining hospital, so that it can extend its work, and, by enlarging its casualty and accident wards, copo with tho increase in street traffic necessities. For this purpose the Hospital needs £100,000.
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