The Tango is a dance of mixed origin, coming, according to different accounts, from the Argentine or Mexico. However, though the movements associated with the dance—at least in its earlier forms-are Negro in character, the music has a distinct Spanish rhythm and closely resembles the Habanera, thongh played half as fast agahi. It is said to have come first to Paris as a rival to the waltz, which was then at the height of its craze, and latej to England.
' The Song of the Snows'
A Winter Fantasy
Christmas-North, South, East, and West as portrayed by - NORMAN Timmis
Assisted by THE MIDLAND STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Directed by FRANK CANTELL
(Midland Regional Programme) ,
PIANOFORTE WORKS OF LISZT
Played by MAURICE REEVE
Two Legends :
1. St. Francis of Assisi preaching to the Birds
2. St. Francis of Paulo walking on the Waves
Transcription, Spinning Song from
Wagner's The Flying Dutchman
WINIFRED RADFORD (Soprano)
THE BROSA STRING QUARTET
When Wolf decided to set a poem—or, rathev, when the poet by seizing Wolf's imagination had in a sense decided for him-he first satur. ated himself with the meaning and spirit of the verse to an extent of experiencing a form of hypnotic suggestion. In this state of clairvoyance he would work feverishly and almost without effort, as Schubert was known to be in the habit of doing. When Wolf was in the grip of a. bout of composition, he would scarcely stop to eat or to sleep, and could not be persuaded to leave his work. So wholly was he possessed by a fancied poem that, with little or no thought of composition, the music would come to him while he slept, and in the morning the song would pass from his pen to paper
. rapidly, unerringly, and an its complete and final shape. Then, so deeply did he feel the music he had written, that when the songs he had been engaged on were completed, he would play them to his friends, laughing and crying as he played.
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