' Once a Fortress', a talk by SHEILA
Songs by NAT GOULDING (tenor)
THE MIDLAND STUDIO ORCHESTRA, directed by FRANK CANTELL ' Little Mingwi the Brave ', another true Indian nature tale, by KOOTCHPURWANI
THE MIDLAND STUDIO
Directed by FRANK CANTELL
MIRANDA SUGDEN (soprano)
EVEN before Paderewski made his first appearance as a brilliant young pianist in London in 1890, his Minuet in G was already appreciated in this country. As a composer, however, Paderewski has never repeated his one popular success. But he -has, in fact, composed a good deal of music of all kinds. His opera Manru had successes in Dresden and New York, his Symphony in B minor-a very long work based largely on Polish themes-was heard here twenty-five years ago under Richter. It is therefore unfair to consider him rperely as a composer of such trifles as ' Six Humoresques de Concert', from which collection the Minuet in G is taken.
WHEN Sir Nigel Playfair staged Sheridan's The Duenna at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in the palmy days of h;s great Hammersmith adventure, he naturally relied on his Musical Director, Alfred Reynolds, to see to the musical side of the production. The making of incidental stage music is related as much to craft as to art, and of the few musicians that.can do it really well, and are both good artists arid thoroughly competent craftsmen, Alfred Reynolds is high in the list.
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