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: The Children's Hour

Songs by HAROLD CASEY (baritone)
' What about it ? ' a talk by E. G. HILTON
' The Killer ', the true story of a South African Sheep Dog, by Miriam Walsh , read by WILLIAM HUGHES
WINIFRED COCKERILL (harp)

Contributors

Songs By: Harold Casey
Talk By: E. G. Hilton
Unknown: Miriam Walsh
Read By: William Hughes
Harp: Winifred Cockerill

: The First News

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Midland Announcements and Midland Bulletin for Farmers

: HARRY ENGLEMAN'S QUINTET

with LESLIE LEWIS
(xylophone and vibraphone)

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Lewis

: Music of Weber THE B.B.C. MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
HILDA BLAKE (soprano)
TOM BROMLEY (pianoforte)
ORCHESTRA
Overture, The Ruler of the Spirits
TOM BROMLEY AND ORCHESTRA
Concertsttick for pianoforte and orchestra, Op. 79
I. Larghetto; 2. Allegro passionato ; 3. Tempo di marcia ; 4. Presto assai
HILDA BLAKE AND ORCHESTRA
Softly sighing (Der FreischUtz) (The
Marksman)
Ocean, thou mighty Monster (Oberon)
TOM BROMLEY
Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65
ORCHESTRA
Overture, Oberon
Weber sums up the spirit of German romanticism in music as perfectly as E. T. A. Hoffmann in literature. His artistic maturity coincided with a period of intense German nationalism, similar to the phase through which Germany is passing at the present day. The shameful years of servitude to Napoleon and the enthusiasms and glories of the War of Liberation had combined to excite abnormal patriotic feeling. Hoffmann and Jean Paul Richter in the field of literature, Weber (more than any other composer) in that of music, were carried away—and carried in triumph-by this deep and powerful wave of emotion.
The overwhelming success of Der
Freischiitz when first produced in Berlin in 1821 was due almost as much to popular dislike of the foreigner Spontini, ' the ruling spirit in operatic matters in Berlin ', as to the work's own merits. And it does, of course, epitomise all that is most characteristic in German romanticism. It is significant, too, that Weber noted the date as a good omen; it was June 18, anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. (Incidentally, the ' Concertstiick ' was finished on the very morning of the day FreischUtz was produced.)
This programme is an interesting survey of Weber's development. ' The Ruler of the Spirits ' dates from 1811, the ' Invitation to the Dance ' from 1819, FreischUtz from 1820, and Oberon from 1826.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Soprano: Hilda Blake
Pianoforte: Tom Bromley
Unknown: Hilda Blake
Unknown: Jean Paul

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