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fTHESE are among the pieces Brahms wrote
. for a choir of ladies that in his early days he conducted at Hamburg. He gets some lovely effects from his unusual accompaniment. Note "this, for instance, in the Shakespeare song Come away, Death, and observe the gracious, easy charm of Greetings (called in the original Dor Gärtner—The car dener) and the sadness of the last, a fine setting of some words (attributed to Ossian) on The Death of Trenar, a hero who was killed by Cathullin.

IN Mr. MeEwen's Sonata, in one Movement, there is great interest for the player and much beauty of an inward-looking kind.
His chamber music (some fourteen Quartets, four Sonatas, etc.) is perhaps less well-known than that of some writers of today. It is never extravagant, always well-knit and logical, the product of a philosophical mind.

From Birmingham
A mountain cottage on a midwinter night.
Outside a snowstorm rages. Alice is looking out through the window, while Joan. her younger sister, and Sarah, an old neighbour woman, are sitting over the fire. Alice's husband has failed to return home at his usual hour, and owing to the croakings of old Sarah, the foreboding of some terrible happening is fretting the younger woman. The story gives her hopes .and fears.


Play By:
John Drinkwater
Gladys Ward
Joan (her young sister):
Grace Walton
Gladys Joiner
An Old Man:
Wortley Allen
A Young Stranger:
Stuart Vinden

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

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