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: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: Promenade Concert

Relayed from
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
(Principal Violin,
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Part I
In his recollections Rachmaninov tells us that his third Pianoforte Concerto ' was written (in 1909) especially for America, and I was to play it for the first time in New York under the direction of Walter Damrosch. As during the previous summer I had not found much time for practising and was not familiar with some passages, I took a dumb piano on the boat with me and practised during the journey. I believe it is the only time
I have resorted to this mechanical toy, which, however, at the time proved very useful.' This Concerto, containing some of Rachmaninov's finest music and written with superb mastery for the soloist, was extremely well received and a second performance immediately followed under the famous conductor and composer Gustav Mahler.
As Goethe tells the story, and Dukas presents it to us in merry music, the apprentice seizes the chance of his master's absence to pronounce the magic spell which sets the broomstick to work carrying water to the house. But he finds, when it is too late, that he has forgotten the words which undo the spell, and the carrying of water goes on until the house is wellnigh engulfed. In desperation the apprentice seizes an axe and chops the stick in half, only to find that his predicament is twice as bad as before, since both halves carry on the work with equal energy. The master magician returns—the tremendous blast of the brass instruments which announces that is unmistakable--just in time to avert final catastrophe.
The Three cornered Hat is founded on a Spanish story in which a pompous corregidor seeks to seduce a miller's virtuous wife, only to meet with defeat at the hands of the lady and her watchful spouse. In the first of the three Dances it is the eve of St. John's Festival, and the miller's neighbours have gathered about his house to dance, while the wine cup passes round. The second number is danced by the miller himself, and the music presents an unmistakable picture of his sturdy figure. At the opening of the third dance all is confusion ; several themes are intricately woven together, and two rhythms are heard together. The dance itself is a brilliant Jota—one of the oldest and most popular traditional dance forms of Northern Spain.
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed] ; and usual agents.
Prices (including Entertainment Tax),
7s. 6d., 6s., ss. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved) Promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.


Soprano: Dora Labbette
Tenor: Frank Titterton
Violin: Charles Woodhouse
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Walter Damrosch.
Unknown: Gustav Mahler.

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin



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