JEANNE HERRIES (Soprano)
THE RONDO PLAYERS
RETCHANINOV is known in this country chiefly as a song-writer, and that is a not unfair estimate of his value as a composer, for the graceful sentiment and refined musicianship of his songs put them on a high level of charm. He is, however, more versatile than that, as would be expected of a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov. He has written operas, symphonies, and a respectable amount of chamber music, this trio being the curlier one of two.
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
Mrs. ARTHUR WEBB :
Miss RHODA Power : ' Empires, Movements and Nations — Interlude V, Shipmen at Southampton'
Mademoiselle CAMILLE VIERE and Monsieur E. M. STEPHAN : French Dialogues—V, ' Marie et Louis assistent a un Mariage '
Monsieur E. M.
DAVID FREEDMAN (Violin) and HENRY BRONKHURST (Pianoforte)
APART from the separate motives which may have prompted them, both Thomas Hardy and Sir Edward Elgar made something of the same gesture at a certain point in their lives. Hardy, content in his determination to write no more novels, leased his mind and his pen to the poet that was part of him. So, in another sense, did Elgar. who, soon after the War, turned his attention, for the first time in his maturity, to chamber music, and found, as had Hardy, his creative powers wore as undimmed and adequate. This Violin Sonata was the first work of this period, which covered the composition also of the String Quartet and the Piano Quintet, and then lapsed. For ten years, with isolated exceptions, Elgar has added nothing further to his gifts to posterity.
3.45 4.15 A Television Transmission by the Baird Process will take place during this programme.
(261.3 m. Vision. 356.3 m. Sound)
From The Dorchester Hotel
Various Songs by FREDERICK CRISEWOOD
The Battersea Dogs' Home,' from ' Potted
London,' by WILL OWEN
Pianoforte Solos by CECIL DIXON
The Story of ' The Watcher of the Skies'
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
SONGS OF HAYDN sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG and JOAN COXON
From the Canzonets :
Piercing Eyes Tho Wanderer Sympathy Content
She never told her Love Sailor's Song
HAYDN wrote a hundred symphonies and only fifty original songs. It is reasonable to conclude he had no such great urge to write songs as, for example, Schubert had. Ho was fifty years old before he wrote any at all, and then only because his publishers, Artaria, of Vienna, asked for them. Those Artaria published are mostly set to trivial words, but words probably meant little or nothing to Haydn once he had a tune in his head. Like Swift, of whom it was said he could write beautifully about a broomstick, these older composers could mould doggerel to any happy shape they pleased. The songs sung tonight are, however, altogether in a different class. The two books of Canzonets Haydn published in London are among the most pleasing of all his songs.
Mr. D. H. ROBERTSON : 'Conclusions'
Mr. D. H.
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
TOM KINXIBURGH (Bass)
EDWARD NAPRAVNIK was born in Bohemia, lived most of his life in Russia, rose to be chief conductor of the Imperial Opera, and died in 1915, aged seventy-six. He composed a number of works which are masterly in technique, but reminiscent in subject matter—conductors are always at the disadvantage of becoming saturated with what they hear and of finding it impossible to wring their minds dry of it.
Don Juan , of which this is the overture, is a concert vocal setting of a poem by Count Alexei Tolstoy , a poet and dramatist and distantly related to Leo, the Tolstoy.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL
A Story of the Passing Years by PHILIP WADE
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