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GORDON BRYAN (Pianoforte)
ORCHESTRA IT was a happy idea of Brahms, when the University of Breslau made him a Doctor of Philosophy, to write as a kind of graduation exercise a rollicking Overture built on the tunes of songs popular with the University students. One at least of the four he uses, the tune Gdudeamus igitur, is known far and wide.
The songs appear in this order :-
First, the hymn-like melody of The Stately
House (this comes in after two tunes of Brahms' own have been heard) ; next, the air of tho song called The Father of His Country; then the Freshman's Song, blurted out on the bassoons; and, lastly, Gaudeamus igitur. TCHAIKOVSKY'S Sixth Symphony, called by him ' The Pathetic,' has become the most popular of his larger orchestral works. It was its Composer's favourite, but he hardly anticipated for it the general approval it has received. Whilst still engaged in its composition (1893) he wrote to his nephew : ' To me it will seem quite natural, and not in the least astonishing, if this Symphony meets with abuse, or scant appreciation at first. I certainly regard it as quite the best and especially the " most sincere " of all my works. I love it as I have never loved one of my musical offspring before.'


Pianoforte: Gordon Bryan
Unknown: T. H. Morrison


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Musical Director, GERALD W. BRIGHT'
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