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: The Midland Studio Orchestra

Directed by Frank Cantell
Bertram Newstead (Baritone)
(From Midland Regional)


Directed By: Frank Cantell
Baritone: Bertram Newstead

: Sydney Baynes and his Orchestra

SEYMOUR DOSSOR (Tenor) Selection of Hermann Finck's Melodies


(From the Studio)

: 'The Week's Good Cause'

An Appeal on behalf of THE NATIONAL
FREE CHURCH WOMEN'S COUNCIL, by The Deputy President of the Council, Mrs. MARY S. CANT
Contributions will be 'gratefully received by [address removed]


Unknown: Mrs. Mary S. Cant

: 'The News'



BERLIOZ wrote a whole chapter about
Vincent Wallace in his book, ' Evenings in the Orchestra.' He appears once to have met Wallace, who amused him very much. ' He is a first-class eccentric, as phlegmatic in appearance as certain Englishmen, but in reality as rash and violent as an American. Wo have spent together, in London, many half-nights over a bowl of punch, he narrating his strange adventures, I listening eagerly to them. He has carried off women, he has fought several duels that turned out badly for his adversaries, and he. was a savage-yes, a savage, or pretty nearly one, for six months.' There follows in what are supposed to be the words of Wallace, but one suspects them to be far more the words of Berlioz, and that both are lying, the most amazing account of an adventure in New Zealand that has ever been written about musicians. Berlioz concludes his chapter with naive impudence. ' Good morning, my dear Wallace; do you think I have committed a breach of trust in publishing your Odyssey ? I warrant you do not.' Doubtless, Berlioz would have said also what he thought of Wallace's opera Maritana, but apparently he never heard it, taking it altogether on trust.


Conducted By: Charles Leggett
Baritone: Norman Williams
Unknown: Vincent Wallace

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