by Eleanor Kaufman (mezzo-soprano)
John Palmer (pianoforte)
John Palmer , the pianist in this programme, received his musical training at the Royal Academy of Music, winning the Walter Mac farren Gold Medal for pianoforte-playing in 1932, and the L.R.A.M. (Performers') Diploma three years later. He also holds diplomas for conducting and organ-playing, and has several pieces to his credit as a composer. In London last April he conducted his incidental music to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night when it was produced at the Conway Hall.
Eleanor Kaufman , who is singing a group of Hugo Wolf 's songs in this recital, made her debut when she was a child of eleven at the Aeolian Hall. She is equally at home whether singing in French, German, or Italian. Under her maiden name of Dorothy Neville White she is one of those who broadcast from Savoy Hill ; and she has been heard frequently from Broadcasting
House, London, her repertoire including songs of Roger Quilter , John Ireland, Cyril Scott , and Martin Shaw.
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