Introduced by Mr. Percy Scholes
The announcement that Arnold Bennett and Eugene Goossens were, as librettist and composer, collaborating in the preparation of an opera aroused everybody's interest a year or two ago. But when was it to be heard? New operas in this country sometimes take a long time to reach the footlights. Now comes the news that the great moment is at hand. In a few days a Covent Garden audience will enjoy the unusual opportunity of hearing a work by a living British composer. This gives point to the subject of Mr. Percy Scholes' 'New Friends in Music' hour of tonight. He will probably introduce us to this 'new friend' by means of some of his piquant little piano pieces of the 'Kaleidoscope ' and 'Ships' series, so accustoming our ears to a code of harmonies that may be new to some of them. The composer himself will perform those pieces through his electric 'Duo-Art' recordings, and will explain the pictures and stories behind them (for they are pictures and story pieces) by means of the annotations he has written alongside the perforations of the 'Audio-graphic' Rolls. So far Mr. Scholes' treatment of Goossens' music will be similar to that which he gave to Stravinsky's 'Fire Bird' a month or two ago. This done, he will tell us something of the new opera and will probably offer us the opportunity of making acquaintance with its music by means of typical 'samples'
JACK MORRISON (Entertainer)
STAINLESS STEPHEN (Comedian)
Hope CHARTERIS and EvE DICKSON in Duets
MARIO DE PIETRO (Banjo and Mandoline Virtuoso) JOAN REVEL (Soprano) in Italian Folk Songs with Mandoline Accompaniment
PHILIP BROWN 'S DOMINOES DANCE BAND
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