Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
The Pnma Donnas
Conducted by Gus JARRETT
BORN at Strasburg in 1837, Emil Waldteufol studied Pianoforte at the Paris Conservatoire, and was for a time Pianist to the Empress Eugenie. Besides being a player of the pianoforte he was engaged for some time in the manufacture of the instrument, an unusual combination of experiences. His first waltzes were published at his own expense, but they achieved so immediate and pronounced a success that he gave himself up to the composition of dance tunes, eventually leaving hundreds of these, of which the greater number are waltzes. Their popularity has never waned, nor does it seem likely to. Waldteufel lived to the ripe old age of seventy-four, dying in Paris, which had been his home since boyhood, at the beginning of 1912.
CECIL HARRINGTON and NOREENA FEIST
The Vari-Voiced Entertainer
THE OLD MOSCOW BALALAIKA
Conducted by A. LEONTIEFF , will play throughout the programme
BORN in 1802. in Gloucestershire,
Herbert Howells had his first instruction at the hands of Dr. Herbert Brewer , of Gloucester Cathedral. He was himself an articled pupil there for a time, coming in 1912 to the Royal College of Music in London with an open scholarship. After a brilliant career as a student, he joined the staff of the College and has since earned a distinguished position for himself among the younger native composers. He is at home in every form of music except opera, which he has not yet explored, and in all of them displays a sure hand and a real facility of invention. In spite of his duties in London, and the way in which the great world has captured so much of his gifts, Howells remains at heart a real West Countryman, with a keen interest in Gloucestershire.
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