© From page 15 of ' When Two or Three'
At The Organ of The Regal, Edmonton
Robert Casadesus (pianoforte) : Ballad No. 1 in G minor (Chopin)
Lionel Tertis (viola) : Songs without words (Mendelssohn) — Andante con moto, Op. 19, No. 1 ; Allegro non troppo in E flat, Op. 53, No. 2
Simon Barer (pianoforte): Rhapsodie espagnole (Spanish Rhapsody) (Liszt)
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Directed by Sydney Phasey
The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
The Budapest String Quartet: Quartet in F, Op. 22 (Tchaikovsky) — 1. Adagio — Moderato assai ; 2. Scherzo : Allegro giusto; 3. Andante ma non tante ; 4. Finale : Allegro con moto
GABRIEL LAVELLE (baritone)
Charles Bye (violin); James Soutter (violin); Horace Ayckbourn (viola);
Frederick Alexander (violoncello)
Bernard Crook won an open scholarship for the piano in 1914. At the beginning of his professional career he gave several recitals in London and the provinces and then went on tour through the British Isles, and was later associated with Pavlova in a season of International Celebrity Concerts.
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Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Three Operatic Selections
Relayed from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Solo violin, ANTONIO BROSA
THE BBC SYMPHONY
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
Overture, Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible (or The Maid of Pskov, to give it its proper title) was Rimsky-
Korsakov's first opera, written in 1869-70, But the composer was so dissatisfied with his work that he completely re-wrote and re-orchestrated it twice. The present version, the third, dates from the early eighteen-nineties.
The opera is based on an incident of Russian history. Ivan the Terrible is enraged with the. Free City of Pskov and the city fathers have meekly submitted. But the younger and more patriotic citizens have rebelled under the leadership of Michael Tucha , the lover of Olga, the so-called Maid of Pskov. Olga is actually the daughter of the cruel Tsar, though she does not know it-nor does the Tsar discover her identity till near the end (when she is accidentally killed).
.In the overture, the slow introduction characterises the terrible, relentless Tsar; the passionate section that follows, the fiery spirit of the rebels ; while the lovely broad melody a little later is associated with the Maid of Pskov.
In the powerful monologue, one of the outstanding passages in Mussorgsky's masterpiece, Boris — the Russian Richard Crook back-broods over the evil destiny that justly dogs him. He has done his best for his people, for he is not really an evil man ; but the shadow of the murder that opened his way to the throne blights all his actions. Symphony No. 5, in E minor
1. Andante. Allegro con anima; 2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza ; 3. Valse: Allegro moderato; 4. Finale : Andante maestoso, AHegro vivace
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Sir Henry J.
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BETTY BANNERMAN (contralto)
E. ALLISON PEERS
(Gilman Professor of Hispanic Studies at Liverpool University)
The end of the sixteenth century is such a brilliant period in our history that we may perhaps be pardoned for throwing out our chests, smiling glowing smiles at the recollection of 'the Elizabethan age', and forgetting the mere foreigners. As for the Spaniards in particular, they were merely the fellows we always beat. Yet, as it happens, that very period was also Spain's golden age of art and literature, the age of Cervantes, Calderon, and Victoria, of El Greco , Velazquez, and Murillo-the age of Lope de Vega.
To many English people, Lope de
Vega is merely a name. Everybody knows something about ' Don Quixote ' ; everyone who has been to the National Gallery must have seen a Velazquez; most musicians know something of Victoria's music. But Lope, greatest of Spanish dramatists, is known in England to few but Spanish scholars. Professor Peers's talk should arouse more general interest in the great writer whose birth tercentenary is being celebrated today ; an author so prolific that he turned out 1,500 plays, of which 400 are still extant-he boasted that more than a hundred of them had been written in twenty-four hours each ; incidentally, a man of action who in his youth sailed against us in the Invincible Armada.
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