Tramps in Tuscany-(2) ' More Cities of the Hills '
Conducted by Capt. W. A. FEATHERSTONE
THE Athalie in question is the tragedy of Racine. Mendelssohn wrote music for a performance of it in Berlin over eighty years ago. One piece from it. The War March of the Priests, is well known. The Overture is less frequently heard.
Delibes (1836-01) made his name as a successful composer of Ballet.s and short Comic Operas, but he was anxious to do more serious work. so he attempted a long opera, in three Acts, Le Roi la Dit. It had fair success-more in Germany than in Fiance, which is rather unusual for a French work.
IN the familiar air. from the Second Act of Samson and Delilah. Delilah seeks to strengthen her hold on Samson by assuring him of her love. ' Softly awakes my heart at thy voice,' she sings-and Samson is lost.
The second Air comes from Act IV. of Faust. Marguerite, deserted by Faust, is comforted by the youth Siebet, who has promised her absent brother that he will guard her. The lad assures her that. however dark the outlook, ho will be by her side.
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S.B. from Manchester
SO many North-country men and women reside on the South Coast, or are at present visiting it, that special arrangements have teen made for a Manchester programme to be relayed to Bournemouth this evening. The items to Le played by the Manchester Station Augmented Orchestra are a selection from the very large number of requests received from Bournemouth listeners. This idea of an exchange of programmes between stations is one that will probably become more and more popular as wireless develops, until ultimately we may look forward to a similar exchange between countries.
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