(Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY)
Conducted by HERMAN FINCK
Herman Finck , a Londoner, a conductor known to the audiences of every theatre in London, a composer of most engaging light music known to every audience in the world, is in all three capacities as popular a musician as any appearing before the microphone. Finck's experience of the theatre world and the light operatic stage is probably more extensive than that of any of his colleagues; it goes back to the ' Naughty Nineties,' covers much of the ground recalled by ' Songs from the Shows.' and is a history in itself of a fascinating period of two generations of light music. In this programme there is a new fantasy arranged by Finck from the works of Brahms. Few are so fitted to put together such an arrangement, and fewer to make it thoroughly and musically interesting. Herman Finck claims to be the originator of that kind of musical medley known as the ' switch.' This fantasy is based on that idea, but the manner of its treatment is dignified and reverent.
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