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At the Organ of The Regat Cinema
Kreister (vio)in), Rachmanmov
(pianoforte) : Sonata in C minor Op. 45 (Grieg)— 1. Attegro moito cd appassionato ; 2. AUegretto espressivo a)ta romanza
Rachman!nov (pianoforte): Potka de W. R. (Rachmaninov)
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
When Weber was scarce!y more than a boy he was given the post of conductor of the Opera of BresJau. Within a year, at the age of eighteen, he had made his third attempt at opera, composing some numbers to a libretto catted Rübezahl, written by the manager of the theatre. Weber had the patience to set to music only three numbers of the opera, including an overture. He then forgot a)) about it for six years, but later on holiday in Switzerland he looked again at the MS. of the overture, found it good, retired it 'The Ruler of Spirits ', and conducted it on his return to Vienna at a brilliantly successful concert on an easily remembered date, November it, i8ti.
ALEX PENNEY (soprano)
Adolf Busch (violin) with pianoforte :
Suite in A (Vivaldi, arr. BMt<-/!)—Prelude — Cappriccio — Corrente — Recitative —Giga; Siciliano (GeMMMtH, atr. Busch)
Aubrey Brain (French horn). Adotf
Busch (vio)in), Rudolf Serkin (pianoforte) : Trio in E Hat, Op. 40 (Bra/;m!)— i. Andante; s. Scherzo—A))egro; 3. Adagio Mesto ; 4. Finale—Allegro con brio
Adotf Busch (violin), Rudotf Serkin
(pianoforte): AUegretto from Sonata in F sharp minor, Op. 84 (Reger)
VERA KASTELIAN (soprano)
THE NANCY PHILLIPS STRING QUARTET Nancy Phillips (violin); Jean Le Fevre (violin); Eileen Grainger (viola); Lilly Phillips (violoncello)
Fritz Kreisler, one of the greatest violinists of all time, made his first public appearance at the age of seven. He studied under several eminent teachers, including Professor Auer for violin and Delibes for composition. At the age of twelve Kreisler carried off the Premier Grand Prix de Rome against forty competitors, all of whom were over twenty.
After a tour of U.S.A. with Moritz Rosenthal, the pianist, he gave up his musical career for a time, first to take a course of medicine at the Vienna Gymnasium, then to study art in Paris and Rome, and finally to become an officer in the Austrian army.
But music eventually claimed him back, with the result that he became world-famous as a violinist. On the eve of the War Kreisler was recalled to his regiment, and within three months went to the front, was wounded, and returned to America.
Apart from his famous series of charming tunes, Kreisler has done little original composition.! His most notabfe work, however, is this String Quartet, which is a work of serious pretensions and considerable charm.
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Solo Violoncello, THELMA REISS
Solo pianoforte, POUISHNOFF
Organ, MARCEL DUPRE
THE B B C SYMPHONY
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Saint-Saëns Centenary Concert
Symphonic Poem, Phaeton
Violoncello Concerto in A minor
(Solo Violoncello, THELMA REISS )
Pianoforte Concerto No. 4 in C minor i. Allegro moderate—Andante , 2. Allegro vivace—Andante—Allegro (Solo pianoforte, LEFF PUOISHNOFF )
Symphony No. 3 in C minor for orchestra, organ, and pianoforte duet l. Adagio—Allegro moderate—Poco adagio ; 2. Allegro moderate—Allegro
(Pianoforte, BERKELEY MASON and ERNEST LUSH )
(Organ, MARCEL DUPRE )
The three so)o artists appearing at the Prom concert this evening are all leading exponents of their instruments.
Marcel Dupré has had an astonishing career. Belonging to a family distinguished in organ music, he was only ten when he attracted attention by piaying some of Bash's Preludes and Fugues by heart on the organ. His most remarkable feat was a series of ten recitals, in the course of which he p!ayed the who)e of Bach's organ music by heart. Dupre )s everywhere iooked up to as one of the greatest living masters of the organ.
Pouishnorf, a Russian by birth, was a student of Petrograd Conservatoire, where he carried off all the chief prizes. He first appeared in Engiand at the Wigmore Hall in 1921, and since then has been regutarfy heard here.
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 a) recognised her outstanding gifts. She was something of a chi)d prodigy, for at the age of seven she was able to play the Goltermann concerto in A minor, and in her early teens won an open scholarship to the Royal College of Music.
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Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD
HENRY WENDON (tenor)
Heinrich Marschner (1796-1861) was one of the lesser German romantic composers of opera. He followed in he footsteps of Weber, whose music strongly influenced him. Marschner had a vivid Imagination and was attracted to anything savouring of the uncanny and supernatural
Hans Heiling is considered to be Marschner's greatest opera. It is founded upon a sombre old legend, the story of which is typical of the fantastic romanticism of the period.
Miaskovsky, who celebrated his fifty fourth birthday on April 20, has been hailed by a leading Russian critic as 'the greatest living Russian symphonist since Glazunov'. Whether or not the greatest, he is certainty the most prolific, for he has already written fourteen or fifteen full-length symphonies—to say nothing of symphonic poems and other large-scale compositions.
He is the son of a General of the Military Engineers, and, like Dostoevsky and Mussorgsky, served for a time in the Engineers himself. He was twenty-five before he decided on a musical career and threw up his commission to study under Gliere. He also worked for a short time with Rimsky-Korsakov and Liadov. During the Great War and Revolution, 1914-1920, Miaskovsky served in the army again, but in 1921 he was appointed Professor of Composition at the Moscow Conservatoire.
This little Suite, orchestrated by Rabaud, was published in 1804 as a piano duet. M. Cortot, the distinguished French pianist, points out that 'The six short pieces which compose this lyric contain the most engagingly intimate nuances of babyhood, and are the only pieces in M. Fauré's work to which he intentionally gave other titles than those of absolute music. There are only brief indications of the character or feeling: Berceuse. Mi-a-ou Le jardin de Dolly, Kitty-Valse, Tendresse, and Le pas espagnol. But music more explicit than the words expresses them shot through with the rebellious grace, the deep, ingenuous dreams, the ecstatic surprise and the joy of childhood; still more, like Schumann in the "Kinderscenen" or Debussy in the "Children's Corner", with the tender affection of the composer.'
Dverture, Hans Heiling - Marschner
Lensky's Aria, What can I look for from this morning? (Eugene One-gin) - Tchaikovsky
Gavatma, 'Daylight is fading away (Prince Igor) - Borodin (Soloist, HENRY WENDON)
Concertino lirico - Miaskovsky 1. AHegretto ; 2. Andante monotono, 3. Allegro giocoso
Songs Under the Greenwood Tree - Arne
The Plague of Love - Hook, arr Lane Wilson
Hey, ho, the morning dew - arr Charles Wood
Suite, Dolly - Fauré, arr. Henri Rabaud 1. Berceuse ; 2. Mi-a-ou , 3. Le jardin de Dolly ; 4. Kitty-Waltz 5. Tendresse, 6. Le pas espagnol
Two SJavomc Dances - Dvorak i. Op. 72, No. 8 , 2. Op. 46, No. 8
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