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: Symphony Concert

(No. XXVII of the Thirty-fourth Winter Series) Relayed from the New Pavilion, Bournemouth
THE BOURNEMOUTH Municipal AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Mr. NORMAN DEMUTH and Sir DAN GODFREY
BRAHMS'S two Serenades for Orchestra appeared in 1860, when he was only twenty-seven. In the previous year he had brought out his Pianoforte Concerto in D Minor in Leipzig, and had met with a perfect storm of opposition. His own playing, more concerned with the big-ness of the conception than with accuracy in detail, has been blamed for the failure of the Concerto, but its departure from tradition and its own uncompromising earnestness had probably more to do with that. Not until Madame Schumann and Brahms himself had played it again and again did it win its way to favour, and even now it is easy to realize that some of its passages must have sounded a littlo uncouth.
The two Serenades are so much simpler and slighter, both in texture and in character, that some have thought Brahms must have been trying in that way to overcome the prejudices against his Concerto. But it would be easy to make too much of that; he was not one who was easily swayed by popular verdicts, favourable or otherwise, and it is much more probable that the simple and straightforward melodiousness of the Serenades was a perfectly sincere expression of what he meant them to tell us. The one in A is remarkable as requiring no violins in the orchestra ; the team employed is throughout quite a small one.
(First Performance)
(Conducted by the COMPOSER)
(Soloist, LLOYD POWELL )

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Dan Godfrey
Unknown: Madame Schumann
Soloist: Lloyd Powell

: The Children's Hour

(From Birmingham)
' The Flatterers,' a Play by Bladon Peake
Selections by CYRIL JOHNSON 'S JUVENILE
ORCHESTRA *
Songs by WYNNE AJELLO (Soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Johnson
Songs By: Wynne Ajello

: JACK PAYNE and THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA \

FREDERICK CHESTER (Entertainer)
HARLEY and BARKER (Entertainers at the Piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Chester

: From the Musical Comedies

(Frmn Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM
STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL

Contributors

Conducted By: Frank Cantell

: A Concert

MARJORIE INGHAM (Soprano)
THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
Two Shakespearean Sketches .. Norman O'Neill

Contributors

Soprano: Marjorie Ingham
Unknown: Norman O'Neill








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