by BERTRAM ORSMAN
Relayed from St. Mary-le-Bow
by BERTRAM ORSMAN
ETHEL and BURGESS
In Duets and Solos
A Circus Scene—Pranks and Spangles, starring Mrs. SMITHERKINS, by Norman Timmis
JACKO and a Piano
Sonars by DAPHNE HICKMAN (Soprano)
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL
WITH the same order of enthusiasm with which
Brahms and Dvorak collected and gave to the concprt world the Hungarian and Slavonic Dances which are now so universally popular, Granados edited four volumes of national Spanish dances, arranging them in the first instance for pianoforte. Their strongly marked Spanish character is most clearly evident in their vigorous rhythm ; that, indeed, seems to matter almost more than the tunes.
Listeners will remember that Granado?, like his older compatriot Albeniz, was a native of Catalonia, a part of Spain where national sentiment is a very sturdy growth.
THE fact that Thomas' opera' Hamlet' includes a ballet is of itself sufficient evidence that Shakespeare is treated with rather scant dignity in the libretto. But at the time when it was composed, an Opera without a Ballet would have had no chance of success on the Paris stage, and this was for many years one of the most popular works in the repertory there. It contains much of Thomas' finest and most tuneful music, and though it is now seldom played in its complete stage form, parts of it are often heard. It was first produced in Paris in 186,8, and London heard it a year later, in Italian, at Covent Garden. It has one feature which was unusual in its own day ; Hamlet, the hero, is a Baritone instead of a Tenor, as tradition was wont to demand.
Speeches at the Saint
David's Day Banquet
Relayed from the City
Hall, Cardiff S.B. from Cardiff
Readings of Greetings from and to other Welsh
Principal THOMAS PHILLIPS , D.D.
Proposing the Toast
' Dewi Sant ' (' Saint David ')
ANNIE DAVIES (Soprano)
Ysbryd Y Mynydd (The Spirit of the Mountain)
The President, The Rev. H. M. HUGHES , O.B.E.,
B.A., D.D., proposing the Toast
' Ein Gwestai ' (' Our Guest')
And the response by The Very Rev. DEAN INGE , C.V.O., D.D., F.B.A.
RHYS DAVIES (Baritone) Yr Ornest (The Combat)
The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Alderman
W. R. WILLIAMS , J.P.. proposing the Toast
' Cymru Heddyw a Fory ' (' Wales Today and Tomorrow')
And the response by Professor JOSEPH JONES , M.A., B.D. (Brecon)