Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
Overture, Richard III
Spring (Symphonic Suite, The Seasons)
Symphonic Poem, Hamlet
Coronation March and Hymn
Sir Edward German 's incidental music to Richard III was written when he was musical director of the Globe Theatre nearly sixty years ago. It was the first of a successful series of compositions for the stage.
The Symphonic Suite ' The Seasons ', of which the ' Spring' movement is to be played this evening, was first performed at the Norwich Festival in 1899. In 1914 a revised version was played at Bournemouth.
The Symphonic Poem 'Hamlet' was first performed at the Birmingham Festival in 1897. Although not programme music in the strict sense of the word, the character of the alternately hesitating and impetuous Hamlet is shown by the ingeniously varied rhythm and tempi.
The Coronation March and Hymn was composed for the Coronation of King George and Queen Mary at Westminster Abbey. A dignified work, it is made up of two themes taken from the Henry VIII music.
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Ever since he returned to England in 1920—he was not twenty-one at the time-AI Collins has worked continuously for the same group of West End hotels. And for over three years the personnel of his band has remained the same.
Born in London, he has been in the musical profession almost since childhood. He went to the United States when he was a boy. There he learnt the violin, and learnt it so well that he was engaged by the symphony orchestras of New York.
An Oratorio in Two Parts
Based on an epic legend of North Africa
Although Vladimir Vogel is practically unknown to British music lovers, in the course of the forty years of his life he has written a considerable amount of music. His most important compositions to date are: 1922, 'Symphonischer Vorgang '; 1923, a Suite for stringed orchestra with timpani ; 1924, a String Quartet which was performed at the Frankfurt Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music' in 1917; 1925, a ' Sinfonia Fugata ', performed at the Tonkunstlerfest, Konigsberg, 1930 ; 1928, Vocalises for mixed choir, soli and saxophone ensemble (studies for Wagadu) performed at a Festival of the German section of the International Society for Contemporary Music at Bad Pyrmont, 1930 ; 1930, Two orchestral Studies (' Ritmica funebre '-' Ritmica scherzosa ') performed at the Oxford-London Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, Queen's Hall, 1931 ; 1931-2, Wagadu; 1933, ' Perpetuo ostinato ' and ' Ritmica ostinata'; 1934, Tripartita, performed at the Venice Festival of 1935, also at Geneva under Scherchen, and Rome under Molinari.
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