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: REGINALD FOORT

At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL, MARBLE ARCH

: 'The First News' I

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report, Football Results and Bulletin for Farmers

: THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

Conducted by CHARLES LEGGETT ISSAY , SCHLAEN (Violin)

Contributors

Conducted By: Charles Leggett Issay

: Operatic Concert

MIRIAM LICETTE (Soprano)
FRANK TITTERTON (Tenor)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
Conducted by PERCY PITT

Contributors

Soprano: Miriam Licette
Conducted By: Percy Pitt

: Chamber Music

RUDOLPH DOLMETSCII (Harpsichord)
THE INTERNATIONAL STRING QUARTET:
ANDRÉ MANGEOT (Violin) ; WALTER PRICE (Violin) ; ERIC BRAY ( Viola) ; JACK SHINEBOURNE (Violoncello); and HUGO ANSON (Pianoforte)
QUARTET
Quartet in E Flat, for Strings, Op. 12 Mendelssohn
Adagio non troppo, Allegro non tardante; Canzonotta, Allegretto ; Andante espressivo ; Molto allegro e vivace
IN the autumn of 1829 Mendelssohn, then on his first visit to this country, went on a tour through some parts of Scotland, returning to London on September 10. The young master came back with his head full of music ; the Reformation Symphony, the Scots Symphony, and the Hebrides Overture, were all simmering together in his brain. Nor did these exhaust the list, since tho Quartet now to bo played was there likewise, and came out completed first of all. It was written in tho rooms which Mendelssohn occupied at 35, Bury Street, St. James's, and was finished on September 14, four days after the young composer reached London and three days before he was thrown out of a gig and laid up for two months in bed.
The Quartet, Op. 12, is justly ranked among tho happiest productions of Mendelssohn's youthful period, and tho charming
Canzonetta assured its universal popularity from the first, specially as all of its companion movements are delightful, too. GABRIEL FAURÉ, known to us as the 'J composer of many beautiful songs and of chamber music which takes a high place in its class, was even more distinguished as a teacher. Himself a pupil of Saint-Saens, he succeeded, at the ago of sixty, to ono of the most important posts, if not, indeed, the most important, in the music-teaching world-that of Director of the Paris Conservatoire. Ho held it for fifteen years, until 1920, resigning four years before his death. Many of the leading French composers of the youngcrschool were taught there by him, among them Ravel. He was one of those, too, who inspired a warm-hearted affection in all who came under his hands, and he was friend as well as teacher of a whole generation of French musicians. The String Quartet was his last piece of chamber music and among the last things on which he was working before he died. There was no time for it to undergo any of the careful revision which ho gave to most of his work, but it is none the less admired by all chamber music lovers, as well as by the devoted band of his disciples. Although it is all fino music, many people have a special preference for the melancholy charm of the andante.

Contributors

Viola: Jack Shinebourne

: 'The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL News
BULLETIN

: DANCE MUSIC

AMBROSE and his ORCHESTRA, from THE MAY
FAIR HOTEL








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