Relayed from THE WINTER
No. 30 of the Thirty-third
THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR DAN GODFREY
THIS colossal work was
Schubert's last Symphony. It was quite beyond the powers of the Viennese orchestra of his day, and never, in fact, got beyond rehearsal in his lifetime.
It has four Movements : (1) Slow, leading to
Fairly quick; (2) Rather slow, song-like; (3) Scherzo; (4) Quick and lively.
IN 1820, when Schubert was about twenty-three, he wrote a Fantasia for Pianoforte on his song The Wanderer, using little of the actual song melody (and that chiefly in the slow movement), but treating, in a work after the sonata style, the general idea of the Wanderer poem-that of the traveller who ever seeks a home, and finds none.
Liszt, many years later, took up Schubert's work and made it into a piece for Pianoforte and Orchestra, freely elaborating the Pianoforte part, but not glorifying the instrument into the position of a mere showy soloist, supported by its faithful, retiring servitors in the orchestra.
The music falls into four linked sections, played without break : the first quick and fiery, the second slow (this begins with an extract from the Wanderer song), the third practically a Scherzo, and the fourth a strongly-pulsing section largely in fugal style.
ERIC FOGG was born on February 21, 1903, in Manchester. At the ago of nine ho entered Manchester Cathedral, where ho remained for five years as a choristor. The following two years he spent as organist at St. John's Church, Doansgate, Manchester, after which, he took lessons in orchestration and composition from, Granville Bantock in Birmingham. For the last four years he has hold the po?t of accompanist at the Manchester Station of the B.B.C. He has written two Ballets, many orchestral and chamber works, a Choral Ballad, ' The Hillside,' and many songs, part-songs, and other pieces.
The present work was sketched during the summer of 1926 and completed the following spring. The music opens softly with the Strings giving out the first main tune. and continues thus for a short time until a rhythmic utterance from the trumpet gives way to a turbulent passage for full orchestra. Gradually the music becomes tranquil again and we hear a recurrence of the main theme, which is developed a little in connection with the trumpet call. Once again all is cairn. and we are prepared for tho second main tune a langaorous melody given out by the Violoncellos, which is eventually worked up to a passionate climax by the full orchestra. The time changes, and the music strongly surges on until the climax of tho work is reached.
Conducted by PAUL RIMMER
(From Birmingham) :
Musical Selections by the Birmingham Studio Orchestra. A Song Scena, ' At the Cabin Door,' by John Overton. Janet Joye will Entertain
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
PHILIP MIDDLEMISS (Entertainer)
VICTORIA MAITLAND (Irish Ballads)
PATTISON'S SALON ORCHESTRA, directed by NORRIS STANLEY
Relayed from Corporation Street Restaurant
PATRICIA ROSSBOROUGH (Entertainer)
RICHARD MERRIMAN (1st Comet); ERNEST MIDDLETON (2nd Cornet); W. S. YORKE (Horn) ;
J. HOPKINS (Euphonium) in Operatic Selections
THE OLD-TIME SINGERS
Relayed from the Assembly Room, City Hall,
THE NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
from ' The Club of Queer Trades,' by G. K. Chesterton
Read by Michael Sadleir
The Club of Queer Trades' is one of the most Chestertonian of all Mr. Chesterton's books; full of fantastic adventures and situations, charged with incredible romance, yet all the time maintaining a sort of method in its madness. This evening Mr. Michael Sadleir, the novelist and literary critic, will read one of the best of the tales.