Relayed from the Grotrian Hall , London
WILLEM PIJPER (Pianoforte) ; HENRIK RIJN
BERGER (Violin) ; MARIX LOEVENSOHN
Solos by Pijper, Zagwijn and Ketting
VOORMOLEN, (bom in 1895) is ono of the young Dutch Composers of to-day who have written a good deal of interesting music. He was trained partly in Holland and partly in France, working under Ravel, Roussel and Rhene-Baton.
His works include a 'Symphonietia,' a ' Metodrama ' for Voice and Pianoforte, and Chamber Music for Strings and Pianoforte. _
The Trio we are to hear (it was written when he was twenty-three) has three Movements. In tho FIRST a slow prelude leads to an animated Movement. Tho SECOND is called PAVANE. after the Italian danco that was for long tho chief slow dance in the old Suites. The LAST MOVEMENT is naturally in more vigorous mood.
HENRI ZAGWIJN (horn 1878) is a notable
Dutch Composer of to-day. His considerable output (it includes Choral works, Overtures, Chamber Music, and works for a Reciter with Orchestra) is built upon foundations of knowledge that is very largely self-obtained, for ho had little outside training. He teaches Composition at the School of Music in Rotterdam, and has written a brochure on Modern Movements in Music.
WILLEM PIJPER , ono of the youngest
Composers of note in Holland, is only thirty-three, but he has already had a good deal nf experience, having spent several years as a Music Critic, as a teacher of Harmony at tho Amsterdam Music School, and as Conductor, His experience in this last capacity includes tho rather unusual post of directing the Utrecht Sextet of Wind Instrument Players.
His first Symphony, entitled Pan, appeared in 1917,, and since then lie has written busily, bringing out music for Pianoforte and Orchestra, for various Chamber combinations, and for voices. He has within recent years written music for tho stage production of the Antigone of Sophocles, a second Symphony, a Wind and Pianoforte Sextet, and other,works. At the four days' Festival of the Nederlandsche Toonkunstenaars Vereeniging in 1925 his music was iimong the most striking of all that came from tho twenty-four Composers represented.
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