Conductor, S. W. Underwood
Freda Ravenhill (pianoforte)
Nicolas Medtner occupies a unique position in Russian music. Born in 1879, the youngest member of the Scryabin-Rakhmaninov generation, of partly German, partly Russian blood, Medtner is midway between the orthodox ' nationalist ' Russian school and the German classics. But before anything he is an individualist, and one of the few living artists who are indifferent to fame and shun publicity. Almost all his compositions are for piano or voice, and all bear witness to the loftiness of his ideals and his artistic integrity. Medtner has recently settled in London, where he has a faithful public who admire his great gifts both as a composer who has something to say in his own idiom and who is not concerned with being ' modern ', and as a pianist of the first rank.
' The Basque Refugee Children's
Camp at North Stoneham'
D. M. Fletcher
D. M. Fletcher , who has had much to do with the running of the Basque
Refugee Children's camp, a few miles to the north of Southampton, gives his talk the day before the camp breaks up. By that time it is hoped that new homes will have been found for all the children. It was a tremendous undertaking to bring four thousand children to camp ; particularly when they were in a foreign land, hardly any of them knowing a word of English, and separated from their families and friends.
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