JACK WERNER (pianoforte)
Rossini's last opera, William Tell, was a much more serious work than The
Barber of Seville and the other light-hearted operas of his early career. The libretto is based on Schiller's famous play, and Rossini put his best effort into making the opera as dignified a work as the subject called for. Where, in the play, room could be found for a ballet it is difficult to say, but no opera in those days, however serious, would have been tolerated in performance un!ess it provided for the appearance of the corps de ballet. William Tell was no exception to this inviolable rule.
Piping and Fiddling
Pipe-Major ROBERT REID
HUGH MACMILLAN (violin)
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at this time twenty minutes of Scottish dance music will be broadcast. Listeners who prefer the more modern forms of music will find something to their liking in the National programme. The Scottish dance programmes may be recorded or supplied by the Reel Players, Scottish Studio Orchestra, and Strathspey Societies, or, as in the present case, by a piper and a fiddler in the studio.
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