AMINA LUCCHESI (Violin) and MAR
GERY CUNNINGHAM (Pianoforte)
It is not, perhaps, an accident that Edgar, the persecuted son of Gloucester, makes the only speech in the play which seems to reply to that piece ot pessimism :
Men must endure
Their going hence, even as their coming hither : Ripeness is all.
Some melancholy, no doubt, lay in Shakespeare's mind when he wrote this play .which swelled into the deeper melancholy and misanthropy of Timon of Athens ; but the mood did not last to the end of his life. It lifted, and the great poet, remembering his 'potent art,' abjured his ' rough magic ' after he had made ' some heavenly music' and broke his staff and died. The Tempest was his farewell to the world ; and it is rich and lovely and full of peace. Old Lear had come to quietness at last.
Scene : Almost anywhere in London
Time : Midnight
The Night Watchman will tell his story to the Casual Passer-by, the Girl-from-the-Party and Her Escort, the Taxi-Driver, and others
Among those taking part will be R. DE ROHAN and EILEEN KELSEY
BRAHMS PIANOFORTE MUSIC (Second Series)
Played by HOWARD-JONES
Waltzes from Op. 39 (not played in previous
Brahms Week). Nos. 7, 8, 14, 9, 12, 16, 13
SINCE the time when the German country-dance became the waltz of the ballroom, has any composer of importance existed who has not written waltzes ? With some of the greatest composers, their waltzes have been among their most lovable compositions. Probably many people would feel that Brahms never wrote more beautiful music than in some of his waltzes. Yet, strangely enough, some of the best of them are not at all frequently heard.
Tonight we are to hear a selection from the sixteen widely varied waltzes of Op. 39.
THE far comer of England, to which retreated, centuries ago. the Celts of Britain with all their faery lore, Cornwall is rich in legend and mythology, where Arthur and his knights rub shoulders with giants and pixies and trolls. Mr. Henderson, who is lecturer in Cornish History at University College, Exeter, has a rich mine of material in which to dig for this evening's talk.
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The Persons :
Goneril, DOROTHY DAYUS ; Regan,
BARBARA COUPER ; Cordeila, LILIAN HARRISON ; daughters to
Loar Doctor , Herald, Knights, Courtiers,
Messengers, Soldiers, Attendants
The Scene: Britain.
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