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(From Birmingham)
Conducted by Richard WASSELL


Conducted By: Richard Wassell

: LENA WOOD (Violin)

March — Seventeen come
Sunday ; Intermezzo—My Bonny Boy; March - Folk Songs from Somerset


WILLIE Rouse (Wireless Willie ) YVETTE DARNAC (Light Ballads)


Unknown: Willie Rouse
Unknown: Wireless Willie
Unknown: Yvette Darnac


(From Birmingham)
' The Magic Cave,' by Margaret Madeley
Scots Songs, by JANET MacFarlane (Soprano)
TONY will Entertain
' The St. Lawrence,' by William Hughes


Unknown: Margaret Madeley
Songs By: Janet MacFarlane
Unknown: William Hughes

: Light Music

(From Birmingham)
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL


Conducted By: Frank Cantell

: B.B.C. Promenade Concert

Relayed from the Queen's Hall
Sir Henry Wood and his Symphony Orchestra
Anne Thursfiels (Soprano)
Boris Pecker (Violin)
Herbert Withers (Violoncello)

There are three Movements in this work - the Quick Movement, with its development of two main tunes; the Slow Movement, in three parts, the first and last of which use the same material, and the finely-spirited Last Movement, in Rondo style.
Brahms' fourth Symphony is in the usual four Movements.
First Movement. - The wide - stepping first main tune, heard at the commencement, is a good deal elaborated, and the music soon becomes more animated.
A subsidiary theme for Woodwind and Horn has that arpeggio progress that was one ot Brahms's distinguishing marks in tune-making
From this and the first main tune a great deal of the Movement is built up.
Second Movement. - This is a tender, lyrical Movement in reflective, almost elegiac mood.
Third Movement. - Here is an atmosphere of rather boisterous jollity, which the percussion instruments notably help to create.
The Movement is a Rondo, the main theme coming round several times.
After the opening, on the Full Orchestra, comes a graceful contrasting tune.
Transformations of these melodies (portions of which appear in different rhythms and in various parts of the Orchestra) keep the Movement bowling along. A long passage for the Drums brings in the Coda, in which we hear fragments of the opening melody.
Fourth Movement. - This takes a form rare in symphonies - that of the Passacaglia, which was originally a dance with a fixed, recurring melody.


Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Soprano: Anne Thursfield
Violin: Borts Pecker
Violin: Herbert Withers

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