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Regional Variations (2)

The Manchester Tuesday Midday Society's Concert

Regional Programme Midland

Relayed from THE HOULDSWORTH HALL,
MANCHESTER
Music for Pianoforte and Violoncello LEONARD ISAACS (Pianoforte)
IMAURICE HARDY (Violoncello)
(North Regional Programme)

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Violoncello Leonard Isaacs

Regional Variations (2)

Promenade Concert

Regional Programme Midland

Relayed from THE QUEEN'S HALL, LONDON
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappcll and Co., Ltd.,
Schumann
ARTHUR CRANMER
MYRA HESS
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Overture,
Manfred Triiumerei , for strings and horn
(Solo Horn, AUBREY BRAIN)
MYRA HESS and Orchestra
Pianoforte Concerto in A minor
1. Allegro affettuoso; 2. Intermezzo; 3. Allegro vivace
OF Schumann's works in the larger forms, far the finest are those produced from 1841 to
1845. Towards the end of 1840 he and Clara Wieck were happily married, after long suspense and many difficulties, in the course of which Schumann had actually to go to law with his prospective bride's father. His warm-hearted admiration for his wife's gifts as pianist, her devotion to the works which he wrote for her to play, acted and reacted on each other with the happiest results for the whole world of music.
The first movement of this Concerto, composed in 1841, was intended at first to stand alone as a Fantasy. Four years later the other two movements were added to complete the Concerto as we know it now.
ARTHUR CRANMER and Orchestra
Aria, Free is the prospect here (Faust)
ORCHESTRA
Symphony No. 4 in D minor
1. Ziemlich langsam, Lebhaft (attacca) ; 2. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam (attacca) ; 3. Scherzo : Lebhaft (attacea) ; 4. Finale : Lebhaft
THIS symphony was composed very soon after
Schumann's marriage to Clara Wieck , and is really,, in its original form, the second of his big symphonic works of which he wrote three in one year, the B Flat Symphony, the Overture Scherzo and Finale, and this work. The whole of this group is made up of music filled with poetic pictures and singing with the happiness his marriage had brought him. An atmosphere of spring seems to pervade the music; indeed, it was only at the last moment that he thought better of calling the movements of his first symphony ' Spring's Awakening ' and ' Spring's Farewell,' and the whole a ' Spring Symphony,' while this work was first called a ' Symphonic Fantasia.' It seemed almost as though the bare word symphony was too prosaic to fit Schumann's ecstatic mood. Some years after, however, the composer considerably revised the work and it was published among his later compositions. But even now the form of it is unusual. It is planned so that the four movements are linked together to be played right through without a break.

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Cranmer
Unknown:
Myra Hess
Conducted By:
Sir Henry Wood
Unknown:
Manfred Triiumerei
Unknown:
Myra Hess
Unknown:
Clara Wieck
Unknown:
Arthur Cranmer
Unknown:
Clara Wieck

Regional Programme London

About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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