RACHEL MONKHOUSE (Contralto)
ANDRE MANGEOT (Viola)
GEORGES PITSCH (Violoncello)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO
Leader, FRANK CANTELL
Conducted by JOSEPH LEwis
THE Pianoforte Concertos
L of Liszt, and in particular No. I in E Flat, have long been so popular alike with artists and with audiences, that it is a little difficult to believe that they were once received with suspicion and even with dislike. There was one eminent pianist and conductor of a by-gone generation who expressed his contempt for this Concerto by' calling it, on every opportunity, ' the Triangle Concerto with Pianoforte accompaniment.' Listeners will not fail to notice the rather prominent part accorded to the Triangle, which gave some excuse for that contemptuous title.
The Concerto begins in a quick tempo, but with a majestic bigness, and the whole orchestra plays the first main tune. Then the solo instrument has a section in calmer mood, and the strings play the second chief tune, slower than the first. The pianist repeats this after the orchestra, and a third tune follows, which is played first by flute and afterwards by clarinet This tune re-appears in the last movement.
The second movement follows without a pause; the chief tune, heralded by the Triangle, is set forth by the strings of the orchestra. It is a vivacious movement with an air of real gaiety.
Still without a break, the last movement appears, opening with the slow melcdy which was heard already. The movement has something of a martial air, animated and energetic. The flute tune from the first movement makes its appearance too, along with echoes of the previous parts of the work, forming the foundation for a brilliant finish.
March ; Dance of tho Sugar Plum Fairy; Trrpak ; Arabian Dance ; Chinese Dance ; Reed-pipe Dance
Conducted by the Rev. H. C. CARTER , of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Relayed from Carr's Lane Congregational Church Hymn, ' '0 Worship the Lord in the Beauty o*
Holiness' (Congregational Hymnary, 240) 1
Hymn, City of God, how broad and Fair ' (Congregational Hymnary, 219)
Anthem, ' Comes at times a stillness as on Even'
Hymn, ' '0 Jesu, King most wonderful' (Congregational Hymnary, 160)
Rev. H. C.
Appeal on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham's Fund for the Relief of Distress in the Coal Fields, by Alderman BYNG KENRICK (Lord Mayor of Birmingham)
Donations to be forwarded to [address removed]
FREDERICK LAKE (Tenor)
THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Conducted by RICHARD WASSELL (Soloist, P. C. COOK> )