Mildred Watson (soprano)
Freda Townson (contralto)
Parry Jones (tenor)
Kenneth Ellis (baritone)
In a Victorian Programme arranged by Joseph Lewis
This is the kind of programme that our older listeners will best appreciate, as they will remember the ' musical evenings' which were the vogue in the youthful days of our parents, when a quartette party would be in the company and they would sing such old favourites as ' 0 peaceful night' by the (then) rising young composer, Edward German , and then ' 0 fondest ' by Sir Hubert Parry , or ' Good night, beloved ' by Pinsuti. Also Miss X-the soprano would sing Frederic Clay 's charming ballad ' She wandered down the mountain side ', and other popular songs would follow from the rest of the party. Such a programme is this-each item probably a fragrant memory.
ANGUS MORRISON (pianoforte)
THE BBC ORCHESTRA
Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL
Conducted by CONSTANT LAMBERT
According to Rimsky-Korsakov's own description, his ' Legend' is ' an orchestral piece of fantastic character on Pushkin's Prologue to " Russian and Ludmilla " '. The Prologue brings in all the characteristic figures of Russian folk-lore, and Rimsky-Korsakov originally intended that his ' Legend ' should be named after Baba Yaga , the witch who lives in a hovel perched on fowls' claws, which inspired one of the numbers in Mussorgsky's ' Pictures from an Exhibition '. 9.36 ANGUS MORRISON AND ORCHESTRA9.51 ORCHESTRA10.22 ANGUS MORRISON AND ORCHESTRA
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