DELIUS' Pianoforte Concerto was first written in 1897 (when the Composer was forty) during a trip to Florida, where Delius once had an orange plantation. The work was re-written some ten years later. the original three Movements being condensed into one. Its construction is simple. The first section contains several themes, the treatment of which is very clear. A slow section is linked to this, and after it the themes of the opening section are re-presented with new harmonies and different orchestration. The Concerto ends with a short, brilliant codn.
FROM THE STUDIO
Religious Address by the Rev. F. C. SPURR (of Hampstead Road Baptist Church)
Hymn, 'The radiant mom hath pass'd away'
(A. and M., No. 19)