From page 24 of ' When Two or Three'
At the Organ of The Regal, Edmonton
Harriet Cohen (pianoforte) : Choral
Prelude, Beloved Jesus (Bach, arr. Cohen); Study in C sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7 (Chopin)
Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone) : The
Drummer Boy and Rhine Legend, (Des Knaben Wunderhom) (Mahler)
Harriet Cohen (pianoforte) : Intermezzo No. 4, in B flat, Op. 76 (Brahms) ; tJallade (Edward), in D minor, Op. 10 (Brahms)
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by CRAWFORD Mc NAIR
Directed by SYDNEY PHASEY
The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
The Flonzaley Quartet, Ossip Gabri lowitsch (pianoforte) : Quintet in E flat (Schumann)—I. Allegro brillante ; 2. In modo d'una marcia ; 3. Scherzo : Molto vivace ; 4. Finale :
Allegro Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte) : Sonata in E flat, Op. 81A (Les adieux) (Beethoven)—I. Adagio , allegro (Les adieux) ; 2. Andante espressivo (L'absence) ; 3. Vivacissimamente (La retour)
THE SYLVAN TRIO :
John Francis (flute) ; Sylvia Spencer
(oboe); Millicent Silver (pianoforte)
ELLIS KEELER (baritone)
Considering that Giovanni Battista Pergolesi died at the age of twenty-six, the great excellence of his many compositions proves him to have been not only industrious, but a composer of such high promise that his early death robbed music of a probable great master.
He is best known as a composer of operas and church music, but some twenty or thirty years ago the German musicologist, Hugo Riemann , discovered and republished five delightful trio-sonatas. Even now these trios are not at all well known and many listeners will welcome this opportunity of making (or at any rate renewing) acquaintance with a very delightful and very interesting example of Pergolesi's art.
'Le Parnasse, ou L'apotheose de Corelli ', described by its composer as a ' grande sonade en trio ', was first published in 1724. Written in the style of Corelli's famous Sonate da chiesa, it was intended primarily for performance by three stringed instruments and harpsichord, though Couperin himself countenances considerable latitude as regards the instruments to be employed.
This sonata has been given a programme by its composer, and represents Corelli at the foot of Parnassus asking admittance of the Muses, who accord him a royal reception. He drinks from the spring of Hippocrene, and, after a temporary liveliness, falls asleep. The Muses then awake him, seating him next to Apollo, and finally Corelli expresses his gratitude for this great honour.
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Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by REGINALD BURSTON
Directed by HENRY HALL
take a 'Zoo-'Oliday'
When Gert and Daisy take Edie to the Zoo, there's bound to be fun, but then there couldn't help being fun with Gert and Daisy anywhere. ' If they leave the Guide Book, they won't know what animals to poke about.' ' The kangaroos carry their young about in their pouches because it saves buying a pram.'
Round the Zoo they trudge with Edie, looking for the Monkey House. They keep meeting a man from Lancashire until at last they begin calling him ' Old Lancashire Hot-Pot '. His one idea is that the Blackpool Zoo beats the London Zoo hollow. They reach the Monkey House at last. Says Gert: ' Look at that funny monkey swaying from bar to bar.' And Daisy adds : ' Like Bert coming home to dinner on Saturdays.'
There are some rattling good songs :
' The Elephant Man's Song ', and Gert and Daisy's song in the Monkey House: ' Each blooming one Like Somebody you Know '. There are lyrics that are gems : ' The Polar Bear ' and ' The Penguin '. One of the funniest things is when they meet ' Old Lancashire Hot-Pot' near the tunnel. He is there because he is homesick and it reminds him of the Mersey Tunnel ... and of course Edie gets lost.
' Zoo-'Oliday ' will clinch the argument with the thousands of listeners who consider Ashley Steme and Elsie and Doris Waters among the greatest humorists on the air. Gert and Daisy are featured in ' People You Hear,' on page 4.
This feature was broadcast in the Regional programme last night
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Relayed from Queen's Hall, London,
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Solo violin, MARIE WILSON
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
Led by MARIE WILSON
Serenade mélancolique, for Violin and Orchestra
(Solo violin, MARIE WILSON )
Tchaikovsky's ' Serenade melancolique ' for violin and orchestra was written in January, 1875, for Leopold Auer , to whom it is dedicated. It is a pleasant work belonging to the same period as the B flat minor Piano Concerto, the Third Symphony and the Swan Lake ballet.
' The Year 1812 ' was written to be performed at the consecration of a church in Moscow which had just been built, nearly seventy years after the event, to commemorate the retreat of Napoleon's army in 1812, but the performance was, after all, abandoned, probably because of the difficulties involved. As a matter of fact, the overture is practically never performed as the composer intended it should be—that is, in an open city square, with a great orchestra, reinforced by a full military band, the ringing of cathedral bells, and the firing of real cannon. The best we can do in the concert room is to pretend. Thus, the organ is for the time being a large military band, a framework supporting a few bells is a cathedral, and an ordinary bass drum is a mild, but handy, substitute for guns. Even so, the racket at the end of the overture is formidable enough, as has otten been said, to excuse anybody's retreat, let alone Napoleon's, had he heard it.
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Sir Henry J.