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Fairy Story, by Phyllis Richardson. A Musical Play, April Fools ' (Arm-strong Oibbs). Songs by Norah Tarrant (Contralto)

: S.B. from London

(9.15 Local News)


LAWAY (Pianoforte)
THIS group includes contrasted examples of English and German song, besides a specimen of Grieg's graceful art—though, in this instance, it has no characteristically Norwegian idiom.
Dowland's ' ayre,' written to be sung to the Lute, tells of a lover's renewed hopes, now that his lady again smiles upon him. ' She drave me to despair.' he fay?, ' when the unkind did prove.
But he tells himself :
' If she at last reward thy love
And all thy harms repair,
Thy happiness will sweeter prove,
Raised up from deep despair.
And if that now thou welcome be
When thou with her dost meet,
She all this while but played with theu
To make thy joys more sweet.'
IOEWE, a contemporary of Schubert, wrote it largely in the operatic and oratorio forms, as well as in that of the song. He is best remembered for his dramatic and descriptive ballads, of which lie wrote about a hundred and fifty. His Erl King is a well-known piece, second only to Schubert's setting of the story.
FRANZ. notable in the musical editing of the classics as well as in composition, wrote little besides songs, but of these he left some three hundred and fifty, many of genuine inspiration, and all of finished workmanship.
ALL the three Brahms pieces are love songs, but they differ widely in theme and presentation. The Sapphic Ode, for instance, is a memory of the beauty of roses wet with dew, and of the beloved one's kiss when two souls were moved by deep emotion. Sunday describes the feelings of a lover who thinks longingly of Sunday, the only day on which he can see. his maiden. All the week. he declares, he will cherish her smile, but he fervently exclaims ' Would to heaven I were with her today ! '
Trio in D Minor, Second and Last Movements
THOUGH Mendelssohn's two Trios do not
1 contain any of his deepest thoughts, they' are full of suave melody, and the graceful, adroit writing for the instruments is noteworthy.
Of the four Movements in the D Minor Trio
(his Op. 49) we are to hear the tranquil Second Movement, and then the Finale, which opens with an oft-recurring rhythm. Tapped in chords or sung in melodies, now soft, now loud, it charmingly pervades the Movement.


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