The Pro-Arte String Quartet: A. Onnou (1st Violin); L. Halleux (2nd Violin); G. Prevost
(Viola); R. Maas (Violoncello)
Haydn's genial, warm nature, which comes out in most of his music, is generously distinct in his String Quartets. Of all 'classical' works, these are, perhaps, the most easygoing to hear. When he wrote this Quartet he had learnt something from the later works of Mozart, who in his earlier years had studied Haydn's style with great advantage.
The Quartet is in the usual four Movements, of which the First is vigorous, and the Second sweetly flowing. The Third is a Minuet, and the Last a sparkling, happy, dance-like Movement.
"and of the greatest of Beethoven's works"
"A monstrous freak"...
Such are current opinions of Beethoven's Great Fugue (Grosse Fuge). They are by no means in conflict. The piece has a huge ungainliness, yet there is a power of muscle and mind that none but Beethoven could have wielded. Originally, the Fugue was written as the last movement of the Quartet in B Flat, Op.130; but Beethoven's publisher persuaded him to substitute a more genial finale for that work and issued the Great Fugue separately as Op.133.
It is, perhaps, the longest Fugue ever written, as the present time-table suggests.
Debussy's solitary String Quartet has established itself as a favourite, because of its pellucid ease of style and charming tunefulness.
It is in four Movements.
The First Movement is well described by the directions given to the players: 'Animated, and very decided.' In the first few bars is given out a sort of 'motto' â€” a tune which runs like a thread through the whole Quartet.
The Second Movement is very humorous - almost grotesque. It is nearly all made out of the 'motto' Tune.
The Third Movement is a subdued, emotional piece, in which the instruments are muted a good deal.
The Fourth Movement is a kind of mixture of capricious remarks and emphatic statements.
The Pro-Arte String Quartet (1st Violin):
The Pro-Arte String Quartet (2nd violin):
The Pro-Arte String Quartet (viola):
The Pro-Arte String Quartet (violoncello):
Reader, Mr. ROBERT HARRIS
THE publication of the ' Lyrical Ballads' of JL Wordsworth and Coleridge in 1798 marked a definite revolution in English poetry, and ' The Ancient Mariner' (which was the longest and probably the most important poem in the book) was a new and startling phenomenon in the world of odes and elegies where the classicists held sway. This lovely, ballad, one of the most beautiful tales of ' faery ' in the language, will form the matter of the reading this afternoon.
'GIVE THE HUNGRY MAN THY BREAD '
(Brich dem hungrigen dcin Brot)
ALICE Moxon (Soprano)
ESTHER COLEMAN (Contralto)
GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)
THE STATION Choir and ORCHESTRA, conducted by HERBERT A. CARRUTHERS
Relayed from the ALEXANDER ELDER MEMORIAL
CHAPEL of the Glasgow Western Infirmary
S.B. from Glasgow
TN 1732 thirty thousand Protestants left Salzburg to escape from persecution, and were invited by Frederick William I to settle in Prussia. For the reception of some of these wanderers in Leipzig Bach wrote thia Cantata. Its German title is Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot.'
There are seven Movements.
(For words of the Cantata see page 441)
Hymn, 'Holy, Holy, Holy' (E.H., No. 162)
Confession and Thanksgiving Psalm No. 8
Hymn, Jesu, lover of my soul' (E.H., No. 414)
Address by the Rev. H. R. L. Sheppard, D.D.
Hymn, 'Abide with me' (E.H., No. 363)
8.45 The Week's Good Cause; Appeal on behalf of the Professional Classes Aid Council by Lady Bertha Dawkiss
In the early months of the war the Professional Classes War Relief Council was formed for the relief of distress amongst professional and other well-educated people, and it was reconstituted on a peace basis, under its present title, in 1921. Conspicuous features of its work are help with the education and training of children and young people, and aid in illness and convalescence. Nearly all the great professional bodies are represented on the Council, which is in close touch with their benevolent funds and institutions.
Contributions should be addressed to
Lady Bertha Dawkins, [address removed]
FREDERIC GREGORY (Baritone)
ALICE LILLEY (Soprano)
Relayed from the HOTEL Victoria
'The thole Armour of God'