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Casals (violoncello) : Komm' susser
Tod (Come, sweet death) (Bach, arr. Siloti) ; Toccato in G (Bach) ; Musette (Bach, arr. Pollain)
Adolf Bush (violin), Rudolf Serkin
(pianoforte), Aubrey Brain (horn) : Trio in E (Brahms)-I. Andante ; 2. Scherzo : Allegro; 3. Adagio mesto ; 4. Finale : Allegro con brio
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
by G. THALBEN-BALL
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Leader, BERTRAM LEWIS
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
ORREA PERNEL (violin)
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
'Tannhäuser ! Richard Wagner ! ' said the Emperor, musingly, stroking his moustache in his habitual manner, ' I have never heard of the opera or the composer. And you think it is really good ? ' Princess Metternich, answered that she did, and the Emperor turned to his Lord Chamberlain, Bacciochi, who had charge of the Imperial theatres, and said to him in his off-hand way : ' Oh, Bacciochi, Princess Metternich is interested in an opera called Tannhauser, by one Richard Wagner , and wants to see it performed here in Paris-will you arrange to have it done ? ' Bacciochi bowed and replied : ' As your Majesty commands. But it will take some time ; a big opera cannot be staged in a day or so '. And that was how Tannhauser found its way to Paris.
by the Rt. Hon. MALCOLM MACDONALD , Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Sir ARNOLD HODSON , K.C.M.G.,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Gold Coast, on the occasion of the opening of the Gold Coast Wireless Exchange at Accra
Rt. Hon. Malcolm
Directed by HENRY HALL
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B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Weber's opera Euryanthe contains some of his finest music, but it is now rarely performed. It was killed, almost from the first, by the weakness of its libretto, which is one of the worst in operatic history. But the overture, one of Weber's best, has always been a favourite in the concert hall. It begins with an impetuous introduction ; the subject matter that follows is taken from songs in the opera, two of the chief being sung by the hero.
At one point, listeners will remark an impressive silent pause; here the composer indicated that the curtain should rise and reveal a tableau serving as an unspoken prologue to the drama.
with DON CARLOS (tenor)
by FRANCIS TOYE
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
It is a notable fact that although Sir Edward German created an old English idiom, he found it unnecessary to adapt folk tunes or to imitate their style. In a letter to Irving concerning the incidental music to Henry VIII , German says: 'If you will have confidence in me, I will give you music that will have the necessary touches of old English style and be in keeping with the play. I am naturally desirous that such music shall be my own. I cannot feel that this is unreasonable since I propose to colour it as you wish, and to keep up the old-fashioned character
Actually, German had already experimented with this idiom in the ' Gypsy Suite ' which, though written a couple of years before, was not given its first performance- until 1892, when August Manns conducted it at the Crystal Palace.
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MRS. TOBIAS MATTHAY (narrator)
DALE SMITH (baritone)
B. J. DALE (organ)
JOHN COCKERILL (harp)
THE LESLIE BRIDGEWATER
A poem adapted from the German of Ernst Von Wildenbruch
Directed by PAUL CORDER
Melodrama is a dramatic composition in which a poem or piece of prose is recited to a musical accompaniment. Melodrama can be very impressive, as those who heard the last part of Schonberg's, Gurrelieder will testify. An interesting and attractive example of melodrama is Strauss's Enoch Arden , but there are some earlier examples, though not self-contained melodramas, such as the grave-digging scene in Beethoven's opera Fidelio and the dream in Egmont, the incantation scene in Weber's Der
Freischutz, and some of the numbers in Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Two Czech composers, Fibich and Janacek, have written a number of melodramas.
For instance, Fibich's Hippodameia' is a trilogy of dramas intended for performance on three consecutive evenings.
Among more recent composers, Sir
Alexander Mackenzie wrote several melodramas and Frederick Corder , whose The Witch's Song is being perfo'rmqd this evening. Under the direction of THE COMPOSER
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