THE BAND OF H.M. 7TH QUEEN'S OWN HUSSARS
Conducted by Bandmaster F. SPENCER
Relayed from the Pump Room Gardens,
4.40 CLAIRE HARRIS will Entertain
5.20 CLAIRE HARRIS In further Entertainment
ISOLDE MENGES (Violin)
HAROLD SAMUEL (Pianoforte)
ALL the three Movements in this work (it is the composer's hundredth ' Opus ') have something of the reflective east of thought that we often find in Brahms. There is vigour, but less of the sheer bursting forth of energy that most Sonatas display, especially in their first and last Movements.
In the FIRST Movement the Piano has the first main tune (note that it contains the characteristic Brahms ' arpeggio ' figure-here a four-note motif that walks up the scalic stairs two or three steps at a time).
The Violin repeats this melody and then comes the second main tune, similar in feeling to the first, gentle and amiaDie. The Piano begins this also. The melody can be distinguished by the left hand's three-notes-to-a-beat on the first two beats of the bar, against the right hand's two notes-a ' cross - rhythmic' effect of which
Brahms frequently made use.
There is a subsidiary theme, that begins with a brisk ' postman's knock' rhythm of three notes. On these melodies the Movement is built.
The SECOND Movement contains both tranquil and lively sections, the two moods alternating. The slow portion comes twice, and the lively one three times, its last appearance consisting of a Variation on part of its graceful melody.
The THIRD MOVEMENT is an engagingly happy
Rondo, wherein the opening Violin tune comes round several times, with intervening episodes of rather strongly contrasted moods.
mHREE THOUSAND years before Christ-some
-L four thousand before London became a town-Ur of the Chaldees was a great city, dominating the trade and transport of Babylonia, and a centre of the worship of the great god Sin. Mr. Leonard Woolley is famous for his long and successful excavations in Ur, and in this evening's talk he will describe what his researches have revealed of the domestic lives of the people amongst whom Abraham was born.
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