by Lord Lytton
BROADCAST TO SCHOOLS : Prof. T. E. PEET
' The Dawn of History-V, Mesopotamia -The Story of Two Famous Rivers '
: The Silver
Bell,' a play by Una Broadbent , presented by the Station Repertory Players
relayed from the THEATRE
Music (Continued), directed by MICHEL Dore
(10.15 Local Announcements)
Eric Fogg (Pianoforte) Daisy Kennedy (Violin)
Soon after the War, great interest was aroused in English musical circles when it was announced that Sir Edward Elgar had turned his attention to chamber music, and that three works in this class would soon appear. Elgar had then turned sixty years of age, yet he had written no chamber music since the days of his early, scarcely representative works. This Sonata for Violin and Piano was the first of the new group of chamber works to appear. It is in three Movements.
The First Movement is a bold, vigorous piece, strenuous music for both instruments.
The Second Movement is called a 'Romance.' It is fanciful - a mixture of waywardness and grace. There is a big climax, but when, as it were, the half-way line is passed, the Violin is muted and an air of mystery comes over the music.
The Finale is mostly a lively, energetic Movement, but is much varied in mood and manner, and contains reminiscences of other parts of the Sonata, very eloquently brought in.