Moriz Rosenthal (pianoforte) : Prelude, Musical Snuff Box (Liadov)
Sigrid Onegin (contralto) : Du bist die Ruh' (My sweet repose) ; Das lied im Griinen (Song of the Open) (Schubert)
Moriz Rosenthal : Reflets dans 1'eau
(Reflections in the Water) (Debussy)
Sigrid Onegin : Von ewiger liebe
(Eternal Love) ; Ruhe Siissliebchen in meinem Schatten (Rest thee, my darling) (Brahms)
Moriz Rosenthal : Study in C ;
Mazurka in G (Chopin)
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
HARRY DYSON (flute)
MAY TURTLE (soprano)
Goldmark is one of those composers who are remembered by one or two works only. He made a great hit with his opera, The Queen of Sheba, fifty years ago, but he was never able, all the rest of his life, to write another work that was anything like as successful, though he wrote half a dozen more. Of his overtures, Sakunta!a is fairly often played. Several of his works have the word ' Spring ' in the title. In this one we hear, amidst much that expresses the exhilaration of Spring, a suggestion of bird songs.
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD
EDWARD REACH (tenor)
Holberg, in whose honour this Suite is named, although a Norwegian by birth, did most of his important literary and dramatic work for Denmark, and is regarded as the real founder of Danish literature.
The first movement is a Prelude ; a very robust semi-quaver figure persists throughout, against which there is now a heavy-footed .theme in the basses, and anon a gracious tune in the wood winds and violins. The second movement is a Sarabande, in which the melody, in spite of its old-fashioned guise, is eminently typical of Grieg and Norway. A Gavotte follows, beginning with the same three notes as the Sarabande, in different rhythm ; there is a Musette, after which the Gavotte returns. The fourth movement has an air of solemn, even religious import, and a very merry and boisterous Rigaudon brings the Suite to an end in the best of spirits.
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