WINIFRED SMALL (Violin). MAURICE COLE
OF Beethoven's ten Sonatas for Violin and Pianoforte this perhaps is one of the best.
In its FIRST MOVEMENT thereare some stormy ppisodes and some charming melodies.
The SECOND MOVEMENT, the slow one, is in n mood of elevated seriousness, to which the Violin adds a note almost of melancholy. The long Coda which concludes the Movement has a new spirit of winsome charm.
The THIRD MOVEMENT provides the light relief that is now due. It is a perfect foil to the grave music that has come immediately before it.
The LAST MOVEMENT is one in which the inner drama of such non-pictorial music may be shaped by each hearer according to his liking. Broadly-moving tunes, active passage-work, and, in the middle of the Movement, a section in fugat style, all help to make it full of incident and effective effort.
ERNEST FARRAR was born in 1885, and killed in the war in 1918. He studied at the Royal College of Music and showed excellent promise as a Composer, writing some pieces that in a delicate and imaginative way translated the beauties of the countryside into music. In Brittany is one of his happiest little pictures.
MISS REBECCA CLARKE , a pupil of Stanford at the Royal College of Music, was, until a few years ago, chiefly known as a Viola player (in which capacity she has entertained listeners more than once). Since 1919, when she won an important American prize for composition, she has become well known as a writer of Chamber Music and Songs.
Shy One is a charming picture of the helpful maiden, flitting about the house, shy as a rabbit. The end of the song is the lover's aspiration' To an isle in the water with her would I fly.'