ON November 13, 1862, Arthur Hugh Clough died at Florence. Matthew Arnold dedicated to him his beautiful elegy, ' Thyrsis, ' and probably Clough is by now as well known by this as by any of his own poetry. But in his own day he was a notable figure, and he is worth recalling not only as a poet, but as a pupil of Dr. Arnold at Rugby, a temporary follower of Newman at Oxford, and a Victorian ' character ' who knew almost all the great men of Victorian society and took part in most of its ' movements.' Mr. F. L. Lucas, who will talk about Clough this evening, is a well-known man of letters and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
MAURICE COLE (Pianoforte)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY Band
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
ALTHOUGH all the music which the band is to play in this programme was written originally for concert orchestra, it all lends itself well to performance by a Military Band.
The Mozart Overture, bubbling over with his inimitable gaiety and good spirits, is already familiar in that form, but the accompaniment of a pianoforte concerto by Military Band is still something of a novelty, although this one has already been played.
The beginning of Stanford's First Irish Rhapsody has a really martial flavour even when played on the orchestra. The first of its tunes is taken from an old Irish war song. The other tune, as listeners know, is that beautiful air which has so many names, but which is probably best known as ' The Londonderry Air.'
The chief interest for the ordinary listener in the two extracts from the ' Rose Cavalier,' is in discovering how well Richard Strauss can write thoroughly popular, good-going waltz and other tunes.
Overture, ' Cosi Fan Tutte' - Mozart
7.50 MAURICE CoLE, with Band Concerto in A Minor (First Movement) Ã¢?? - Grieg
8.0 BAND First Irish Rhapsody in D Minor - Stanford
8.15 MAURICE COLE Sommererinnorungen (Suiamor Memories) - Sigurd Lie
Rush Hour in Hong-Kong - Chasins
8.22 BAND Entrance of the Rose Bearer and Duet ('The Rose Cavalier') - Richard Strauss
Ochs' Waltz Duet ('The Rose Cavalier') - Richard Strauss