From page 66 of ' When Two or Three
Irene Scharrer (pianoforte) : Andante and Rondo capriccioso (Mendelssohn)
Miriam Licette (soprano): Philomel
(Monsieur Beaucaire) (Rosse, Mcssager)
Miriam Licette (soprano) (with flute obbligato by Robert Murchie ) : Villaneile (With the Swallow) (Bache, dell'Acqua)
Percy Grainger (pianoforte): Shepherd's 'Hey (Grainger) ; Country Gardens (Grainger)
At the Organ of The Paramount
Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Directed by NORRIS STANLEY
Pattison's Cafe Restaurant, Birmingham (Solo violin, NORRIS STANLEY ) (Solo pianoforte, CHARLES BADHAM )
Harold Samuel (pianoforte): Partita in C minor (Bach)
Lionel Tertis (viola) with pianoforte :
Sonata in A (Mosort)—Allegro niolto ; Theme with Variations; Serenade (Hassan) (Delius)
Horowitz (pianoforte) : Serenade for the Doll (Children's Cornier) (Debussy) ; Funérailles (Liszt)
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Lesson, II Samuel vii, 8-end
Magnificat (Bennett, in D minor) Lesson, Mark ix, 33-42
Nunc Dimittis (Bennett, in D minor)
Anthem, Rejoice in the Lord (Purcel!) Hymn, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation (S.P. 626)
Leader, H. S. CROPPER
Directed by LOUIS COHEN
The Valley Gardens, Harrogate
Relayed from The Church of the Messiah, Birmingham
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Solo pianoforte, HARRIET COHEN
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
Part I (Soloist, JOAN CROSS> )
When Schubert died his Unfinished Symphony, which had never been performed during his lifetime, lay hidden somewhere in the town of Gratz, of whose Musical Society Schubert was a member. It was for this Society that he is supposed to have composed the B minor Symphony.
Ultimately, after years of search, the manuscript of the Unfinished Symphony was found.
Why it remained ' unfinished,' or whether, indeed, the composer's ultimate intention was ever to finish it at all, can never be known. We do know, however, that it was the work of a new Schubert, a genius for the first time probing the remoter depths of a mature imagination. When we reflect that it was followed not only by the Symphony in C, which we know and glory in, but by another that a century of search has failed to trace, we can only make a guess as to what further beauties we may have lost. (Solo pianoforte,HARRIET COHEN )
These' Variations were composed specially for Harriet Cohen , who is playing them this evening, and it was she who brought them out at a ' Prom ' in 1920. The Variations, though based on the theme which can be heard in one form or another throughout, are treated with much freedom and each has a definite mood of its own. The first, ' Nocturne', is for the most part dreamy and quiet. It leads quite suddenly to No. 2, ' 'Strife', violent and dramatic as its title suggests. No. 3 is called ' The Temple.' Variation 4, ' Play,' forms a striking contrast with the third, and an Intermezzo, ' Enchantment ', that follows, is again in a very different atmosphere. The fifth and last variation is called 'Triumph'. Towards the end the whole orchestra gives us the original theme once more, and the piece comes to a jubilant close.
Stravinsky's Firebird, a ballet based on an old Russian legend, was the first he composed for Diaghilev. It was first given in 1010. The music of the suite represents the following scenes : (1) Kastchei's enchanted garden. Prince Ivan catches the Bird of Fire ; (2) The Bird purchases release from Ivan for the price of one of her jewelled feathers ; (3) The thirteen princesses held captive by the magician play in the moonlight; (4) As they dance, the Prince sees them and falls in love with the fairest ; (5) The Prince, overpowered by Kastchei and his host of strange creatures, calls the Fire Bird to his aid by means of the jewelled feather. The Bird appears and shows the Prince how the magician may be destroyed.
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax) : 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved) ; 3s. (unreserved) ; promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by AYLMER BUESST
Solo pianoforte, CYRIL SMITH (Solo pianoforte, CYRIL SMITH)
Cricketing Days : t: 'The Cricketer's Exit: a Last Innings,' by H. R. HEADLAM
2. ' Cobden's Over ', by Lyttelton
Read by ERic GILLETT
Brigadier H. R. Headlam 's delightful little essay, 'The Cricketer's Exit', first appeared in The Times, where it attracted the attention of Sir James Barrie and drew from him an equally charming reply beginning: ' Dear Brigadier, — Though I don't know you, I wish I did, and that is the' only excuse I can offer for my presumption in begging you to dine with me at any time or place that is seemly to you..... Today's confession in The Times about your last cricket exploit makes me long to see you sitting opposite me at a table for two.....'
The other passage is the description by Robert Henry Lyttelton --of the Lytteltons of cricket and Eton-of surely the greatest over that was ever bowled.
THE GROSVENOR HOUSE
Directed by SYDNEY LIPTON
Grosvenor House, Park Lane