Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
From QUEEN'S COLLEGE,
(From Midland Regional)
THE GRILLER QUARTET:
SIDNEY GRILLER (lst Violin), JACK O'BRIEN (2nd Violin), PHILIP BURTON (Viola), COLIN HAMPTON (Violoricello)
The Reid Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, W. Watt Jupp)
Conductor, Professor D.F. Tovey
Edinburgh University owes its Chair of Music to a distinguished soldier, who was himself a composer and a keen amateur of music. One of the Perthshire Robertsons, he adopted the name Reid in later life, and it was as a Robertson that he first saw service in the '45. He was afterwards in the 42nd Highlanders (The Black Watch), and served with distinction in many campaigns as far afield as Martinique, Havana, and North America, as well as in Flanders. He left a considerable fortune, bequeathing it to his alma mater, to found a professorship of music, with the proviso that every year after his appointment the said should 'cause a concert of music to be performed on the 13th February, being my birthday.' He laid it down also that in each of these concerts some of his own compositions were to be played 'by a select band.' The March by General Reid, which is usually the piece chosen to comply with his own wish, is apt to sound naive and simple alongside of the music with which it finds itself in company, but its performance is a pious rite of gratitude to one whose feats of arms would long ago have been forgotten had it not been that he sincerely loved music and the city where he was a student.
The orchestra which bears his name, founded and conducted by Professor Tovey, has for several years past taken an important place in the music of Scotland, as listeners in England also have had several chances of hearing for themselves.
The Dungeon Scene (Fidelio) - Beethoven
Overture, Leonora, No. 3 - Beethoven
(Relayed from The Usher Hall)
(Relayed from Edinburgh)
Professor D. F.
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