By Lance SIEVEKING
Music arranged by SCOTT GODDARD
The Cast includes :
GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES JOHN GIELGUD ' ROBERT SPEAIGHT
H. S. EDE MARGOT SIEVEKING C. DENIS FREEMAN ELIOT SEABROOK MARGARET GERSTLY BRUCE BELFRAGE
MARY EVERSLEY LESLIE HOLMES (Baritone)
SCOTT GODDARD at the Piano
WIRELESS SINGERS, conducted by STANFORD
'Cellist, HILDEGARDE ARNOLD
Violinist, DAVID WISE
Flautist, CHARLES STAINER and THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
The Characters include:
Josephine Florence Nightingale Don Quixote David . Charles II Jonathan Nell Gwynn Dante Mrs. Browning
Beatrice Robert Browning Napoleon
By LANCE SIEVEKING
Music arranged by Scott Goddard
Love makes the world go round, they say; but 'they' forget how wide a truth they utter. Time cannot change it, nor can any custom stale its infinite variety.
Everyone has in his life someone, or something, which is supremely important, for the sake of which he must and will struggle, careless of everything else. Love, in some form, is the mainspring which sets the mind of man in motion, be it love of an idea, a work, or a person.
In the short space of an hour's programme it is impossible to show more than a few of the many sides of love. I have, therefore, taken a handful of the most obvious and most famous examples of great lovers. They are David, Dante, Don Quixote, Charles the Second, Napoleon, Wordsworth, Florence Nightingale, Robert Browning, and Walt Whitman. All these loved greatly after their different fashions, and their whole lives were subjugated to their loves.
' The bringing of somewhat to timely birth in Beauty, both according to the flesh and according to the spirit-that is the Work of Love."â€”(Plato).
The music for ' Love ' has been arranged from Palestrina, Bach, Handel, Boyce, Schumann, .Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Stanford, Richard Strauss, De Falla, Beethoven, and Delius.
L. DE G. S.