ISAAC ALBENIZ, beginning his musical career as an infant prodigy pianist, devoted his interest through life chiefly to his own instrument, although his first composition, produced when he was only seven, was a military band piece. After courses of study at Madrid, Brussels, and Leipzig, he toured Europe and America with Rubinstein, and at the age of twenty settled down in his native country as teacher. He soon gave that up, however, and most of his short life-he was onlv forty-nine when he died in 1909, was spent between Paris and London. Here he was known for a ti me as a composer of operas, comic and serious, but, though several of these enjoyed temporary successes, none of them has survived.
By the late GEORGE and WEEDON GROSSMITH
Read by GEORGE GROSSMITH
MEET TEDDY FINSWORTH, AN OLD SCHOOLFELLOW
RESPECTING MR. FINSWORTH'S PICTURES
DINNER AT FRANCHING'S TO MEET MR. HARDFUR HUTTLE
LUPIN IS DISCHARGED
LUPIN LEAVES US
MEET Miss LILIAN POSH
SENT FOR BY MR. HARDFUR HUTTLE
ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF MY LIFE
OLIVE STURGESS (Soprano)
TOM CLARE (Entertainer)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL UNLIKE the dance tunes of the present day, many of those of a former generation can still be played and enjoyed simply as music, without much thought of the dances for which they were written. The Waltzes of Johann Strauss are -among the best examples of such music, and there are many others scarcely less worthy. Joseph Gung'l, at one time schoolmaster, then a soldier, and latterly a famous bandmaster and composer of marches and dance tunes, left some three hundred pieces, almost all full of delightful tunes andvigorousrhythm,many of which still figure iroin time to time in light and popular programmes. The family tradition was carried on, as it was in the Strauss family; his nephew Johann also composed many popular dance tunes, and, like his uncle, made many successful tours in Europe with them.
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