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Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
By technique and personality and a certain intensive beauty in her playing, Thelma Reiss has won her way into the front rank of our younger 'cellists. Our own critics have acclaimed her ; France, Holland, Norway, and Spain have all recognised her outstanding gifts.
Something of her li fe and individuality, her wild childhood by the sea, her transition to seriousness, her early struggles (although she could play the Goltermann concerto in A minor when she was seven and win an open scholarship to the Royal College of Music in her teens), will be described in a future ' People ou Hear '.
Conducted by CLIFTON JONES
The Comedy Harmonists with Pianoforte: Blue Danube (Johann Strauss); Guter Mond, du gehst so stille (Great Moon, you go so silently).
Mildred Dilling (harp); Arabesque No.1 (Debussy)
The Comedy Harmonists with Pianoforte: Perpetuum mobile (Johann Strauss); In a Cool Dell (Unfaithful) (Gluck)
Mildred Dilling (harp): Am Springbrunnen (At the Spring) (Zabel)
The Comedy Harmonists with Pianoforte: Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, Schlaf ein (Cradle Song) (Mozart); Minuet (Boccherini)
Scherzo in B minor Nocturne in C
First Waltz in E flat Three Studies Three Studies
1. G flat, Op. 25, No. 9 ; 2. C minor, Op. 10, No. 12 ; 3. G flat, Op. 25, No.
' The Unmerciful Servant'
Order of Service
Hymn, mercy Thou art (S.P.577)
To Mercy, pity, peace and love (S.P.
Carol, The dawn wind now is waking
Doxology, Praise to the Lord (S.P.626, v. 4)
A Concert given by American
Visiting Lpndon under the auspices of the English Speaking Union
Jasha Brodsky (violin); Charles Jane (violin); Max Aronoff (viola); Orlando
ROSE BAMPTON (soprano)
Daisies \ „ , _
Love at the door/ Samuel Barber The sea has covered her face.... .Braun
Like Britain, America used to be considered a country without music. But during the last generation or two there has developed a school of American composers and executive artists of great individuality and striking gifts whose attainments have now given America an important place on the musical map.
This evening an opportunity will be given to hear a programme including various American items performed by a group of young American artists, who have been sent to Britain by the Philadelphia branch of the English-Speaking Union with the idea of contributing to the Jubilee celebrations.
The artists are all graduates of the famous Curtis Institute of Music. Rose Bampton is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, and has sung at the concerts of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Oratorio Society. Agnes Davis and Benjamin de Loache, who are married to each other, are also well-known singers. Miss Davis frequently appears with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra Opera. Madame de Martha Massina studied the piano under Josef Hoffmann and is now on the teaching staff of the Curtis Institute. The Curtis String Quartet, whose personnel consists of four young Philadelphia musicians, has already established an enviable reputation.
Another interesting personality is the composer, Sam Barber , who studied at the Curtis Institute, twice won an important prize for composition given by Columbia University, and has now won the Prix de Rome. QUARTET
Italian Dance Gian Carlo Menotti
MARK RAPHAEL (baritone)
MAY HARRISON (violin)
Relayed from Rochester Cathedral
Order of Service
Hymn, How bright these glorious spirits shine (A. and M. 438; E. H. 199)
Lord's Prayer and Versicles Fsalm cx!viii
Lesson, Hebrews xi, 32-xii, 2
Magnificat (J. Eric Hunt in E flat) Creed and Prayers
Anthem, In divers tongues spake the Apostles (Palestrina)
Address by the Very Rev. FRANCI', UNDERHILL, D.D., Dean of Rochester Hymn, Sun of my soul (A. and M. 24 ;
Organist, H. A. BENNETT
An Appeal on behalf of THE BRITISH 'WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND' FUND (Local Maintenance Appeal) (Registered under the Blind Persons Act, 1920), by Lord SANDERSON Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed].
8.45 THE WEEK'S
An Appeal on behalf of WHITSTABLE AND TANKERTON COTTAGE AND CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL by the Rev. Canon H. R. L. SHEPPARD , C.H., D.D.
The Whitstable and Tankerton Hospital was built in 1926, when the limited funds available permitted no more than twenty-five beds, which were soon quite inadequate for this growing town. The committee housed the staff in hostels and thus made room for forty-four beds. Still the cry ,is for more room.
£4,000 is urgently needed for additional wards, preparation room, lift, and so forth. Loyal as the town is in its support of its hospital, such a sum is unrealisable without a wider appeal.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
Canon H. R. L.
H. R. L.
including Weather Forecast
by CECIL Dixon
' Miss Ambrose reviews her enmity ', by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley , read by the AUTHOR
Concert by THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC
Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bt.
Relayed from the Palais des Beaux
A few months ago the B B C Symphony Orchestra with Dr. Adrian Boult visited Brussels and gave a memorable concert at the Palais des Beaux Arts. The Belgian press acclaimed the orchestra to be comparable to the best in Europe, such as the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras.
There is no doubt that equal praise will be given to another great British Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which is being taken to Brussels by its conductor-in-chief, Sir Thomas Beecham , for two concerts forming a part of the entertainments of the International Exhibition there.
A noteworthy feature of the programmes is the predominance of British music, of which Bax's ' Garden of Fand ' and Elgar's ' Enigma ' Variations, to be heard this evening, are fine representative examples that are already well known to, and admired by, Continental audiences.
The ' Enigma' Variations was first performed in 1899, while the ' Garden of Fand ' dates from 1916. The latter was inspired by the old Irish mythological story of the lovely Fand who was the daughter of Mananan, the Celtic Neptune. Cuchulain, mightiest of legendary heroes, was lured by her away from his country, and from Emer, his wife, and held captive, until Emer made her way to Fand's enchanted island in the sea and prevailed on the goddess to give her back her hero.