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at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Walter Rummel (pianoforte)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra (ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood
Pianoforte concerto No. 3, in C minor
1. Allegro con brio. 2 Largo. 3 Rondo: Motto allegro
(Solo pianoforte, Walter Rummel)
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3, in C minor, though still rather Mozartian in manner is far more individual in style than the No.2, in B flat. It points the way to the last two concertos which are highly original in both thought and construction.
The C minor Concerto was composed in 1800, the year that also brought forth the six string quartets, Op.18, the Piano Sonata in B flat, Op.22, and the String Quintet, Op.29. It is a clearly designed work full of charming melodic invention, brilliant piano writing, and fine orchestral effect.
8.S9 Symphony No.6, in F (Pastoral)
1. Allegro ma non troppo (Awakening of cheerful feelings on arriving in the country). 2. Andante molto moto (By the Brook). 3. Allegro (Merry Gathering of Villagers). 4. Allegro (Thunderstorm). 5. Allegretto (Shepherds' song: happy and grateful feelings after the storm)
Beethoven's symphonies in C minor and F (the Pastoral) were completed so near)y at the same time (1807-8) that the latter has from the point of view of pedantic accuracy almost as much right as its twin to be known as 'the Fifth'.
It is significant that each is an enlargement of the formal structure of what had hitherto been known as 'symphony' and that each achieves far more precision of emotional expression than Beethoven (and most of his predecessors) had hitherto attempted in instrumental music.
There had been programme symphonies before - Dittersdorf's, for instance. But they were prose; the 'Pastoral' is poetry.
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Walter Rummel
Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Sir Henry
Conducted By:
J. Wood
Walter Rummel

Michael Graham
Yesterday Mr. Michael Graham, Senior Naturalist on the staff of the Fisheries' Laboratory at Lowestoft, who has been studying fishery problems for the last eighteen years, addressed the Zoologists in Cambridge on the decline in the North Sea fisheries, and made suggestions as to how this fishery could be made more profitable.
Tonight he is going to give listeners some of the conclusions that were contained it. his paper of yesterday.


Michael Graham

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