Margaret Ablethorpe and Nigel Dallaway in Duets for Two Pianofortes
Lawrence Baskcomb (Entertainer)
Vivienne Chatterton and Olive Groves in Duets for Two Sopranos
David McCallum (Violin) in a Recital of Kreisler Solos
MARIE WILSON (Violin)
The WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
COLERIDGE. TAYLOR, early showed his genius as a player of the violin. In duo time he was enrolled as a student at the Royal College of Music, and whilst there he produced the first part of his now famous Hiawatha-a work which exhibited both racial and individual qualities, and attracted immediate admiration. It was in the hall of the Royal College of Music that it had its first performance. Stanford conducted, and Sullivan was present. The evening was a triumph, and heralded his brilliant career. That was in 1899, when Coleridge-Taylor was twenty-four. He died, like Purcell, at the age of thirty-seven.
Rhapsodic Dance, ' The
AN American patron commissioned this work.
It is a rhapsody in dance style on matter contained in the Composer's Bamboula, a West Indian air, one of the Twenty-four Negro Melo dies he collected and transcribed for the Piano.
Ballet Music from
' Hiawatha '
TN 1912 Coleridge-Taylor returned to Long-fellow's Hiawatha, and planned a ballet on the subject. Its music was not connected with that previously written. These new scenes were later issued as an orchestral Suite, five numbers : (1) The Wooing; (2) The Marriage Feast; (3a) Bird Scene ; (3b) Conjuror's Dance ; (4) The Departure ; (5) Reunion.
Three Dream Dances.
In 1910 Coleridge-Taylor was commissioned by Sir Herbert Tree (for some of whose productions he had already written incidental music) to compose music for Alfred Noyes' fairy play, The Forest of Wild Thyme. The play was not, after all, put on the stage by Tree, and the Composer issued some of his music under various titles - Scenes from an Imaginary Ballet and Christmas Overture, among others. These Dream Dances are another part of that incidental music.
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