WHILE many of the songs which wore popular in the end of last century have completely vanished from concert platform and from drawing-room, there are several by Maud Valerie White which seem destined to keep their hold on the affections of listeners and singers. And their popularity is in every way worthily earned. They not only choose poetry which is usually far above the standard of the ordinary verse which composers sot to music, but they treat it with a poet's regard not only for its beauty of sound, but for its meaning. Her settings of lyrics by Herrick and Shelley, for instance, are admirably adapted, in one case to the old-fashioned turns of thought and phrase, and in the other to the passionate sentiment of the words. ' My soul is an enchanted boat,' to name only one instanco, is a really poetic pioco of music.
A former holder of the Mendelssohn's scholar- ship of the Royal Academy of Music, Miss White is equally at home in French and in German poetry, as many of her settings of Heine, Victor Hugo , and Schiller amply testify. And she has composed in larger forms, too, although it is mainly by her songs that she has won so secure a place in the music of our time.
Relayed from the Queen's Hall
(Sole Lessees: Messrs Chappeli and Co., Ltd.)
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
FRANK MULLINGS (Tenor)
ETHEL BARTLETT and RAE Roberts On
SiR HENRY WOOD and his
(Leader, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
British Composers' Concert
Sir HAMILTON HARTY 's Overture is among the most important contributions which Britain has made to contemporary European music. Light-hearted in character, it never loses sight of the dignity which may well go hand in hand with laughter, and with that dainty grace and freshness of which all really English music is eloquent. Remembering Sir Hamilton Harty 's brilliant achievements as conductor, it hardly needs mention that the work is characterized by a confident mastery of his medium, and that its effects are made with that certainty which betrays a skilled hand.
Rt. Hon. ARTHUR HENDERSON , M.P.,
Secretary of State for
' The Beginning of the Assembly '
(Relayed from Geneva)
DURING the course of the League ot Nations
Assembly (theiopening of which, was described on Monday, by Mr. Vernon Bartlett ) four Thursday talks will be given, surveying the Assembly's work week by week. The Rt. Hon. Arthur Hen derson, H.M. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, opens the series tonight with a talk relayed, by permission, from the studio of Radio Genfivo. Viscount Cecil , Mrs. M. A. Hamilton , M.P., and Professor P. J. Baker , M.P., who are also members of the British Delegation at the Assembly, will be giving the remaining talks in this series.
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