Sybil Eaton (violin)
The Violin Sonata in D minor is one of Brahms's most powerful and dramatic works. It is designed, as Sir Donald Tovey points out, ' on a symphonic scale and is obviously as full of effortless power as any conceivable quartet or sextet'. It is a sonata for two instruments in the real sense of the word, in that the music is conceived in terms of both the violin and piano, instead of in terms of a solo violin with piano accompaniment. Here we see Brahms's musical imagination in its most inspired flights, and each of the four movements is a supreme revelation of his manifold genius.
THE NEW THEATRE,
The acts which may be heard in this broadcast include the following:
Big Bill Campbell and his Hill-
Billy Round Up
Velda and Van
(the whistling songstress)
The New Theatre, Northampton, one of the independently-owned theatres in the Midlands, with a board of directors made up of local people, supplies light entertainment for a wide area. It has been a regular source of broadcast Variety in the Midland programmes.
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