Caprice, No. 20 Paganini, arr. Kreisler
AMONG the younger violin soloists, native to Britain, Harold Fairhurst already holds a distinguished place. While still very young he toured South Africa, giving a series of recitals with Carrie Tubb, and, returning to England, quickly achieved popularity in various towns and cities of the British Isles, after a remarkably successful London debut in 1925. A critic of The Sunday Times said of his playing that it ' might stand as a kind of musical embodiment of the English character as we like to conceive it'.
Directed by Guy Daines
Jean Mercel (violoncello)
An Orchestral Concert
Members of La Scala Orchestra,
Milan, conducted by Ettore Panizza : Overture, The Secret of Susanna (Wolf-Ferrari)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,. conducted by Bruno Walter : Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes (Strauss)
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano) :
Morgen, Op. 27, No. 4 (Strauss); Sei Nicht Bos (Zeller)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Le Lac des Cygnes (Tchaikovsky)-Scène -Valse-Danses des Cygnes-Scène -Danse Hongroise-Czardas
English Thought and Politics
Professor LEONARD RUSSELL
LISZT is still under the cloud that has for so long obscured the more important side of his genius. He is paying dearly for his historical and world-wide popularity as a virtuoso, for he was the greatest of all pianists. Because most great pianists, violinists, and conductors have been poor composers, Liszt is assumed to be no better than the rest. As it happens, Liszt is one of the few exceptions, despite the fact that he wrote a large amount of music that is little more than showy and effective concert material.
Unfortunately, Liszt is known to most people, even musicians, only by his show pieces, and the real Liszt as characterised by the setting of Psalm XIII, the ' Faust' Symphony, and the ' Mephisto Waltz' in which genuine poetic ideas and masterly craftsmanship meet on equal terms, is neglected. Here is an opportunity to hear some of Liszt's more ambitious creative efforts.
A short Religious Service for Young
Conducted by Dr. PERCY DEARMER ,
Canon of Westminster
Hymns, S.P. 619, Oft in danger, oft in woe; S.P. 702, Ye servants of the Lord
Carol, O.B.C. 87, Rocking
Doxology, S.P. 408, From all that dwell beneath the skies
by BERKELEY MASON
From The Concert Hall,
' Cold Facts from Labrador' by Sir WILFRED GREMFELL , K.C.M.G.,
Played by SIR PHILIP BEN GREET and his
THIS OLD MORALITY, Everyman, or The Summoning of Everyman, is by far the best of the half-dozen extant English moralities that can plausibly be assigned to the fifteenth century.
There are fragments in the British
Museum and Bodleian Library, and editions elsewhere. More modern editions were published between 1773 and 1902. But this fine allegorical play had not been performed for about four hundred years until William Poel , who had founded the Elizabethan Stage Society in 1895, produced Everyman in the Quadrangle, Charterhouse, in 1901, giving it as far as possible on the original primitive lines. In the same year he produced it in University College Quadrangle, Oxford, and in the following year he joined forces with Ben Greet ' and gave it at St; George's Hall, London, and at the Imperial Theatre.
Between 1902 and 1906 Poel produced it at the Coronet, Court, Shaftesbury, and Garrick Theatres , and it was also given at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Brighton (the Pavilion), and at Tunbridge Wells. Ben Greet took it to America, and Nugent Monck, of the Maddermarket Theatre. Norwich, also gave performances in various parts of England. It first broadcast on March 29, 1929.
The Roman Republic
Catullus, the Lyric Poet (84-54 B.C.)-3
Read in the Original Latin and in various translations by RONALD WATKINS
by MAURICE EISENBERG
Lyndhurst Road Church
Order of Service :
Hymn, 0 worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Cong. H., 240; S.P., 93)
Lesson, Philippians i, 8-21
Hymn, How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds (Cong. H., 161; A. and M., 176)
Address by the Rev. JOHN SHORT, Ph.D.
Hymn, Sun of my soul! Thou Saviour dear (Cong. H., 599 ; A. and M., 24)
Organist, A. NORMAN CARTER
Appeal on behalf of THE WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL by the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Viscount SANKEY , G.B.E., D.C.L., LL.D.
DURING two centuries, Westminster. Hospital, the founder of the voluntary hospital system, whose windows look out on to the Abbey, has served the needs of the sick and poor. Today, the present hundred-year-old building is quite inadequate to meet the demands upon its services. Expansion on its present site has been impossible, necessitating the acquisition of Annexes widely spread. In these circumstances, after extended deliberations, the Governors, with the full approval of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, their President, and of King Edward's Hospital Fund, have decided to rebuild on a larger, quieter, and more open site in Westminster, quite close to the existing building. To enable the Governors to complete their scheme, Â£50,000 is required. Of this sum, Â£100,000 must be forthcoming by March 31 next if the Governors are to be enabled to proceed with their new building, which will contain extended accommodation for the sick poor, beds for the middle and professional classes, a more comfortable home for their Nursing Staff, and adequate facilities for the prosecution of important research work. It is hoped that the appeal by the Lord Chancellor will bring immediate and widespread assistance, so that such a well-tried instrument may be re-shaped in accordance with its new needs.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and, by kind permission of His Royal Highness, should be addressed to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, K.G., President, [address removed]
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An Anthology of Sacred Music under the direction of Sir WALFORD DAVIES
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
and THE PARK LANE HOTEL
LEONARD GOWINGS (tenor)
Relayed from The Park Lane Hotel
(For details, see page 589)