STUART ROBERTSON (Bass)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by F. WEIST HILL)
Conducted by REGINALD STEWART
0NE summer, when Mendelssohn was twenty, he made a tour in Scotland. There, as he says in a letter home, the islands of the Hebrides affected him profoundly, and he records his impressions by jotting down the first twenty bars or so of what, a year later, was to become the overture now to be heard. As a seascape this tone picture is superb, and though it differs from Wagner's conception of the sea, as in, for example, the Flying Dutchman Overture, Wagner acknowledged its truth and beauty, and he often asked for it to be played to him on the piano. ' Mendelssohn,' he said on one occasion, ' was a landscape-painter of the first order, and the " Hebrides " Overture is his masterpiece. Wonderful imagination and delicate feeling are here presented with consummate art.'
A Caricature by E. J. KING BULL
Incidental Music by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
' ... this Precession of the Equinoxes which is preparing for us the return of some very old, I am afraid no golden era' (Burke). c Every god has his age,
Every dog his day.
Is a god ? '
The Persons represented :
Punch, Judy, Old Nick
The Showman, his Wife, their Son
Pan, Jupiter, Mercury, Ganymede, Venus, Juno
A Police Constable
The cast includes :
ATHENE SEYLER, AUBREY MATHER , GLADYS YOUNG, HUBERT LANGLEY , HARMAN GRISEWOOD, GEORGE BELLAMY , OLIVE WALTER, EDWIN , ELLIS, and PHILIP WADE.
THE ORCHESTRA, directed by LESLIE WOODGATE
Produced by HOWARD ROSE
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