MARY MIDGLEY (Contralto)
GLYN DowELL (Tenor)
Directed by GEORGES HAECK , from the Restaurant Frascati
Miss C. VON WYSS : 'Nature Study for Town and Country Schools-VI, Fallen Leaves'
GWENYTH MISSELBROOKE (Pianoforte)
THE STRATTON STRING QUARTET:
GEORGE STRATTON (1st Violin) ; WILLIAM MANUEL (2nd Violin) ; LAURENCE LEONARD (Viola) ; JOHN MOORE
NOBODY had much chance of patronizing Beethoven-patronizing, that is, in the sense of condescension.' He was a proud, independent soul, fierily resentful of anything like patronage. But though he refused to follow precedent by becoming a Court official, and poured violent scorn on any man who offended him in the slightest (and on a good many who didn't), yet he had many true patrons among the nobility-Princes and Counts who continually helped him, and at whose houses he was frequently a guest.
One of the chief among these was
Prince von Razoumovsky, the Russian Ambassador at Vienna during many years. This nobleman formed a String Quartet which he supported, and which became famous. To him Beethoven, then in his prime, dedicated three of his finest String Quartets, of which this is one.
There are four Movements : (I) Slow (a mysterious Introduction whose long-sustained shifting harmonies hold us in prolonged suspense), then Quick; (2) Rather slow, in a gracious, singing style ; (3) Minuet; (4) Very fast.
IT was after taking part in a performance of this and other Quartets by Mozart with the composer Dittersdorf and a violoncellist friend, that Haydn said to Mozart's father, ' I assure you solemnly and as an honest man that I consider your son to be the greatest composer of whom I have ever heard.'
The Quartet is in four Movements : (1) Slow, then Quick ; (2) Slow, in a singing style ; (3) Minuet; (4) Very quick.
From Madame Tussaud 's Cinema
ALL HALLOWS E'EN
-wherein-somewhat earlier in the Day than is usual-we keep some of the Ancient Customs of ' Nuterack Night.'
THE OLOF SEXTET will play Selections from
' Nutcracker Suite ' (Tchaikovsky)
Played by VICTOR HELY -HUTCHINSON
Impromptu V Impromptu VI
THE importance of technical education is more fully realized now than it has been for generations past, and Mr. Abbott's talk on the subject will be of interest both to employers and to all those who are intending learning a trade. A pamphlet on the same subject is soon to be published by the Board of Education.
TN his second talk, Mr. Gilbey discusses the importance of elocution to all amateur actors. He proceeds to an examination of Burlesque, and to various practical examples of the right and wrong ways of performing a scene.
Opera, in Five Acts, by DEBUSSY
ACTS I and II
(The story of the Opera is given on page
233. See also opposite page.)
by Mr. Oliver BALDWIN
by Mr. OLIVER BALDWIN
directed by RAY STARITA
from the Ambassador Club