Leader, FRANK Thomas
Lionel Tertis (viola) and Harriet Cohen (pianoforte) : Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1 (Brahms)—1. Allegro appassionato ; 2. Andante un poco adagio; 3. Allegretto grazioso; 4. Vivace
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte) : Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 (Brahms)—Nos. 9-14 (Book 1) ; Nos. 1-14 (Book II)
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Strauss was forty-six before he turned his attention, with some diffidence at first, to the stage. He wrote one operetta, a second, and then a third ; and with the third, that scintillating masterpiece, Die Fledermaus, the Theater an der Wien, where all the Strauss operettas were mounted, took on a tradition that has for us a counterpart in the tradition attaching to the Savoy Theatre, London, the home for so long of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
Strauss now wrote operettas, one on the heels of another. He could not, dared not, stop, for not only Vienna, but all Europe clamoured for them. For twenty years he was the most popular figure amongst all his musical contemporaries, of whatever degree.
In 1885, eleven years after the production of Die Fledermaus, Der Zigeuner-baron was staged, and was as instantaneously successful as all the rest. It is described as an operetta, as are all the stage works of Johann Strauss , but as a matter of fact, the music is on a rather higher level than Strauss had before attempted. It is nearer the standard of opéra comique than of operetta, and of infinitely better quality than the plot deserves.
Conducted by HARRY PELL
The Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham
ROBERT EDWARDS (pianoforte)
Directed by CLIFF MORGAN
The New Theatre, Northampton
Xylophone Solos by JACK SIMPSO
'Riding for Children' (No. 2), by Major H. F. FAUDEL-PHILLIP
' The Siege of Harrodstown', a tale of the Shawnee Indians by DOROTHEA YORK
Major H. F.
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in a Programme of his own Compositions
Moonlight Reverie Phantom Fairies Melody at Dusk
Suite, Country Life i. Byways o' the Dee; 2. Shepherd's Lament ; 3. Haymakers' Dance
Song of Paradise .
A Concert Party Show
Revived and Produced by HARRY S. PEPPER
C. DENIER WARREN
At the pianos
HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
This programme was broadcast in the National programme on Monday evening
9.30 A Programme of Gramophone Records by P. G. HURST
The Lesson Song from The Barber of Seville
In the celebrated lesson scene from Rossini's delightful opera, it has become traditional for the prima donna in the role of Rosina to sing an aria of her own selection rather than Rossini's original composition. This programme illustrates the variety of choice from Patti to singers of today
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