THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
Leader, FRANK CANTELL
Conducted by PEDRO MORALES
ANTONIO BROSA (Violin)
DISTINGUISHED exponent though he is of the music, and especially the modern symphonic music, of his native Spain, the conductor and composer, Pedro Morales , has included in his programme today, representatives of modern England, France, and Austria, besides the first Symphony of the great Beethoven. A piece of his own for violin and orchestra is to be played, as well as one which he has orchestrated, both of them Andalusian in character.
THE one-act opera, of a humorous, almost farcical order, to which Ernst Toch's piece is the Prelude, is experimental and daring in much of its music, extreme dissonances being used at times to emphasize the absurdities of the Hans Andersen story on which it is founded.
JESUS GURIDI made his first appearance as a composer at the early age of thirteen. After that, he spent some time in study in Paris, Brussels, and Cologne, and is thus, like other Spanish composers of today, influenced by a wider than merely national outlook. Much of his music, however, is based on old Basque tunes, and he is recognized as one of the leaders of music in modern Spain. Although it has not yet been heard in this country, this symphonic work is among the best known of his pieces. The music, allusive rather than descriptive, is inspired by the following part of ' Don Quixote. ' On the lonely plains of La Mancha , a procession of monks- comes from a distance. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza fall upon them and rout them. A Basque servitor next comes, and in battle with the Don, overcomes him ; his lament and invocation of his Lady Dulcinea ; the battle is resumed, and now Quixote is victorious ; a pœan, and again a song to his Lady.
MANUEL INFANTE, born in Seville, has made his home for some time in Paris. Most of his successful music for pianoforte has been introducod to the public by his brilliant compatriot Joso Iturbi.
Conducted by the Rev. Father RONALD KNox ,
Relayed from St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham
Order of Service
Vesper, ' Decora Lux ' (for SS. Peter and Paul) Benediction
Rev. Father Ronald
An Appeal on behalf of the Wolverhampton Children's Holiday Camp, by Mrs. WOOD (the Lady Mayoress)
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WEATHER FORECAST, GENERAL
LOUISE TRENTON (Soprano) TOPLISS GREEN (Baritone) THE WIRELESS MILITARY
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL