At Queen's Hall, London
(Sale Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
HAROLD WILLIAMS (baritone)
LISA MINGHETTI (violin)
Principal Violin, MARIE WILSON
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Max Bruch (1838-1920) was brought up in a musical family. At the age of fourteen he gained the Mozart Founda tion Scholarship at Frankfurt, where he studied under Ferdinand Hiller and Carl Reinecke. Later he became Professor of Composition at the Berlin Hochschule, and in 1880 he was appointed conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society, which post he retained for three years.
Bruch was a fairly prolific composer of every branch of composition, including symphonies, operas, songs, choral music and virtuoso works for the violin. Of the latter, the Violin Concertos No. I in G minor and No. 2 in D minor are perhaps the best known. Although the G minor Concerto is not to be compared for musical worth with such concertos as those of Brahms and Beethoven, the writing for solo violin is brilliantly effective and displays the possibilities of the instrument to the full. The fact that it is still a work that is studied by every violin student clearly shows that it has an important place in the repertoire.
(An article on this Symphony will be found on page 16)
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.I ; Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.1 ; and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax): 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved) ; 3s. (unreserved); promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.
Sir Henry J.
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