Licco AMAR (Violin)
PHILIP JARNACH (Pianoforte)
BRAHMS was not a violinist himself, but he wrote well for the instrument as though he knew all about it. He certainly had the opportunity as a young man, for one of his first engagements was to tour through Germany with the gypsy violinist, Eduard Remenyi , as his accompanist. When they got to Hanover, Remenyi took Brahms along with him on a visit to Joachim. Brahms was then twenty, and unknown, while Joachim at twenty-two was already an acknowledged virtuoso. This was the beginning of a life-long friendship, and when Brahms, a quarter of a century later, contemplated a violin concerto, it was for Joachim that he wrote it.
The Reverend Professor NATHANIEL MlCKLEM , D.D., Vice-Principal of Mansfield College,
Oxford : God Revealed by Christ'
THE Reverend Nathaniel Micklem , D.D., who. gives today the second address in this series, is a well-known Congregationalist, and Yates Professor of New Testament, Literature and Exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford. Eminent representatives of various churches will broadcast their views, irrespective of denominational (Tifferences, of the fundamentals of Christianity as revealed in the religious life of the modern age. Without emphasising or disregarding the points of religions controversy, these speakers will attempt to discover a positive basis for belief to which all can subscribe. The next speaker in the series will be the Roman Catholic, Archbishop Goodier , D.D.
and THE PARK LANE HOTEL ORCHESTRA,
LEONARD GOWINGS (Tenor)
From The Park Lane Hotel
IN the original version of Gounod's Faust produced in Paris at the Theatre Lyriquo, the only ballet was in the Kermesse scene of the second act. Ten years later the composer revised the work for production at the Grand Opera, and the traditions of that theatre demanded something more elaborate in the way of ballet. The two authors of the libretto accordingly raided the second part of Goethe's Faust, untouched for Gounod's original opera, and made use of the revels of the Walpurgis night. There, in Goethe's play and in this revised version of Gounod's opera, Faust meets many of the famous women of old, Cleopatra, Helen, the Trojan Women, and other personages of myth and legend. When the opera is given in this country this scene is almost always omitted.
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