This short recital will embrace two well-known items, both of which have been set to music to form a background for the speaking voice.
'The High Tide'
By JEAN INGELOW and 'The Happy Prince'
By OSCAR WILDE
Both set to music by Liza Lehmann
)oclaimed by GLADYS WARD
Accompanied by the MIDLAND PIANOFORTE SEXTET
ODETTE DE FORAS (Sopiano)
THE AMAR-HINDEMITH STRING QUARTET
Licco AMAR (Violin); WALTER GASPAR (Violin) ; PAUL Hindemith (Viola) ; Maurits Franck
SONGS set to prose words are sufficiently unusual to have an interest of their own ; prose does not so readily attract a composer as rhythmic verso. But these songs have the further special interest that the lyric prose of their texts is by Debussy himself ; that and the expressive music to which he has set them belong to the same period of his career as ' L'Aprcs midi d'uno Faune,' the period which many people regard as his best.
THE greater part of Max Reger 's short life was a series of conflicts with almost every section of the musical world, and only in his last years did anything like recognition of his great gifts coino to him. He was not one who cared for honours and rewards and, though in his latter years these were accorded him in generous measure, it probably meant far more to him that the best intelligences of the world of music had begun to recognize him as an immensely sincere composer with a profound reverence for beauty.
The String'Quartet in F Sharp Minor is a splendid example of his mature stylo-big and impressive.
This programme will consist of lesser-known works by the popular Composer
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
Leader, FRANK CANTELL
Conducted by Joseph LEWIS
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO CHORUS
The Rainy Day Fair Daffodils Evening
Ballet Suite, ' 'L'Ile Enchanteo ' (The Enchanted
The last Night of the Year ORCHESTRA
Finale from Symphony in E (The Irish)
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