A Play about Pitmen by PAT FORREST
Fleeaway Peter Hewers
McReady Hewers Tommy, a driver Robson
Hall Putters and the Deputy
Produced by CECIL McGIVERN
The action of this play takes place down a pit, and presents a realistic picture of a group of men and their life underground. The author, Pat Forrest , is a qualified pit manager and worked down a pit in a colliery in Durham.
by ZOFJA RABCEWICZ
Relayed from Warsaw
Two Nocturnes, Op. 32
I. No. 1, in B ; 2. No. 2, in A flat
Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 35
1. Grave-Doppio movimento; 2. Scherzo; 3. Marche funèbre; 4. Presto
Leader, ALFRED BARKER
. Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
In March, 1933, Henri Duparc died at the age of eighty-five. In an appreciation of the composer Edwin Evans wrote that the reputation of Duparc ' rests upon a handful of songs the last of which was composed nearly fifty years ago. It has been truly said of him that, before his time, France had nothing to which it could point as worthy of comparison with the German Lieder, but his example helped to inspire Faure, Chausson, and others whose songs prepared the way for those of Debussy.'
Owing to ill health and an unusual degree of self-criticism, Duparc published only a very small number of compositions, most of which are of first-rate quality. ' To the Stars ' was composed in 1873, the second of about half-a-dozen orchestral works, but was not published until 1910. Scored for a small orchestra, it is described as an ' entr'acte for an unpublished drama ', and bears the following quotation: ' The sidereal light of night ! Who knows what are the secret virtues of this light, so humble, yet proceeding from immensity ? '
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