Directed by Sydney Phasey
Relayed from The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
It has been generally held that 'Finlandia', one of the two most popular of the shorter works of Sibelius, is based upon the folk melodies of Finland and that it actually contains examples of these melodies. That is not so, as Cecil Gray is at pains to emphasise in his recently published study of Sibelius. In point of fact, he has not made use of a single folk song in any of his compositions. On the other hand, it is clearly apparent that he has always been immensely influenced by his environment. This work is one of seven numbers written to accompany a series of tableaux illustrating episodes taken from Finnish mythology. 'Finlandia' appears to have been the only one of the seven that has survived. It dates from 1899.
Music from current London Entertain- ments
Played by and sung, if possible, by the original artists
(The title of the show to be represented in each of these programmes will be announced later)
Compere, JOHN WATT
Characters, in order of speaking The action takes place in the sitting-room of Dr. Kirby's house at Eden End in the North of England, the last week in October, 1912
Production by BARBARA BURNHAM
' Eden End' will be repeated in the National programme on Friday at 8.0
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