Selection from the Ballet Music to 'Prometheus'
THE music for . the Ballet The
Men of Prometheus was the first of Beethoven's works of any importance that was connected with tho stage. He wrote an Overture, with an ' Introduction ' and sixteen incidental pieces, for the work, which was produced in Vienna in 1801 (when he was thirty-one).
The Ballet was based on the legend of Prometheus, who made clay images of men and stole fire from heaven to bring them to life.
The Ballet was highly successful, being presented sixteen times in the year of its composition, and thirteen times in 1802.
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
ROBERT EASTON (Baritone)
COCKAIGNE is a picture of London, the town of the Cockneys; a picture of bustling. cheery, noisy existence. wiUi Romance threading its way bravely through the clatter.
The meaning of Elgar's tunes will be apparent to all who hear them. As the pageant passes we see a number of people in a hurry, a sober citizen or two, a pair of lovers, a cheeky miniature version of the sober citizen, a military band-first in the distance end then close by, the lovers seeking seclusion in a church; the street again with its familiar associations.
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS Selection from 'Trovatore' The THE S E three pieces were originally written as part of a Suite of Songs for Chorus and Orchestra, entitled From the Bavarian Highlands, each of which depicts in words and tones some picturesque feature of peasant life in this beautiful region. The music is so melodious that it bears presentation in any form, without a word being sung.
Overture to 'Poet and Peasant' - Suppé
Troubadour ' - Verdi
BOOTH UNWIN (Bass) Benediction - Tchaikovsky
Roadways - Löhr
The Arrow and the Song - Balfe
ORCHESTRA Three Bavarian Dances (I) The Dance, (2) Lullaby, (3) The Marksman - Elgar
BOOTH UNWIN Bois épais (Thick Woods) - Lully
The Lute Player - Allitsen
King Charles - While
ORCHESTRA Grand March from ' Tannhäuser ' - Wagner
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