JOHN MOREL (Baritone) and LESLIE ENGLAND (Pianoforte)
Leslie England is a north countryman. He was born in Barrow-in-Furness. He started his musical studies very young and succeeded in winning an open scholar* ship at the Royal Academy of Music when quite a boy ; ho has his reward, and is now, himself, on the teaching staff of the Royal Academy. He has toured extensively and has been heard extensively, too, for his name is very familiar to a great multitude of listeners.
John Morel is a Londoner and began his singing career very young as a boy soprano. He later completed his training in Italy with such verve that for the time being he became practically an Italian. He is tremendously interested not only in how he sings, but in what he sings, and recently, for the purpose of compiling programmes for one of the Foundations of Music series, entitled ' The Rise and Development of English song from the Twelfth Century to the Present Time,' he spent a groat many hours at the British Museum and other places searching amongst old manuscripts and in the works of mediaeval writers for material that should authoritatively represent the subject of his recitals. This is merely an example, for to everything he sings he brings the same serious research and artistic devotion.
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