From page 117 of ' New Every Morning'
Some Suggestions for Lent
Mrs. Arthur Webb
at the Organ of the Paramount
The Willoughby String Quartet :
Louis Willoughby (violin) ;
Clayton Hare (violin) ;
Max Gilbert (viola) ;
Peter Beaven (violoncello)
The F major String Quartet of Schumann is the second of three quartets dedicated to Mendelssohn which Schumann composed in the remarkably short space of five weeks. It is, however, an unequal work, but, as Ernest Walker points out, it rises to great heights in the Variations that form its slow movement ; particularly so in the variation where rich quiet chords melt into one another in deeply expressive harmonies. No more finely imaginative inspiration ever came to Schumann '.
Mendelssohn's chamber music contains some of his best and most fascinating works, notably the Octet in F for strings (composed at the age of sixteen), the Piano Trios in C minor and D minor, and the six String Quartets, which, if unequal in quality of inspiration, contain movements of transparent beauty.
The Quartet No. 1 in E flat is thoroughly representative of Mendelssohn's style, with its richness and beauty of melody, polished workmanship, and clarity of detail and design. In this quartet the usual scherzo movement gives place to the well-known pizzicato Canzonetta which is an irresistible flash of genius.
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
Horowitz (pianoforte) : Thirty-two Variations in C minor (Beethoven). Gregor Piatigorsky (violoncello) :Kol Nidrei (Brucli). Evensong (Schumann)
Act I of Verdi's Opera
Libretto by A. Ghilanzori
Scene I: Hall in the King's Palace at Memphis
Scene II: Interior of the Temple of Vulcan
Conductor, Lawrance Collingwood
Producer, Clive Carey
Chorus Master, Geoffrey Corbett
From Sadler 's Wells Theatre
Aida is one of the most melodious and genial of Verdi's operas. It was commissioned by the Khedive of Egypt who wanted an opera of exceptional splendour to display the resources of his fine theatre at Cairo. Thus Verdi chose a subject that centred round Pharaoh's brilliant court, which was carried out by three collaborators.
In Act I Ramphis, High Priest of the Egyptians, tells Radames that it is decreed that he shall lead the army against the Ethiopians. Radames is deeply in love with Aida, daughter of the Ethiopian king, Amonasro, but now captive at the Egyptian Court. Amneris. the Egyptian Princess, also loves Radames, and finding him indifferent towards her, watches him and Aida. The rest of the act is concerned with the investiture and consecration of Radames as Commander.
by W. M. Thackeray
Read by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
. Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
The Music of Dvorak
Overture, Mein Heim (My Native
Two Slavonic Dances
No. 8, in G minor. No. 9, in A
Symphony No. 4, in G
1 Allegro con brio. 2 Adagio. 3 Allegretto grazioso. 4 Allegro ma non troppo
Directed by Henry Hall
including Weather Forecast
A Recorded Review of Events at Home and Abroad
6.30 YR EGWYL GYMRAEG
(The Welsh Interlude)
' Bro Morgannwg '
(A Welsh Talk by Ellen Evans —
The Vale of Glamorgan)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Borodin's ' In the Steppes of Central Asia ' was originally written as a musical background to one of a series of historical tableaux vivants shown during the celebrations of the silver jubilee of the Tsar Alexander II in 1880. The music illustrates the following scene : ' The silence of the sandy steppes of Central Asia is interrupted by the first sounds of a peaceful Russian song. Then the melancholy refrain of an Oriental song is heard, and with it the tramp of horses and camels. A caravan escorted by Russian soldiers is crossing the immense desert, fearlessly continuing its long journey under the ' protection of the Russian troops. The caravan proceeds on its way. The songs of the Russians and those of the Asiatics gradually blend together in the same harmony ; their refrains are heard for some time and finally die away in the distance '.
An old favourite with new features
Produced by A. W. Hanson
MURRAY ASHFORD and EDGAR SAWYER
JENNY HOWARD the Comedy Girl assisted by PERCY KING
(by permission of George Black)
ALBERTA HUNTER America's Foremost Brown ' Blues'
Singer of Songs, with Piano and Guitar
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
A Gilbert and Sullivan Programme March of the Peers (Iolanthe) Selection,
Ruddigore Selection , The Rose of Persia Selection, H.M.S. Pinafore
Songs sung by Charles Panzera (baritone)
Leader, Montague Brearley
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Reginald Knights (tenor) Cyril Knights (baritone)
Directed by Sydney Lipton with ' CHIPS' CHIPPENDALL and THE THREE T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
including Weather Forecast