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: SCHOENBERG

Das Buch der hangenden Garten (Poems by Stefan George ) sung by Esther Salaman (mezzo-soprano) with Paul Hamburger (piano)
This song-cycle, consisting of settings of fifteen poems by the symbolist poet Stefan George , dates from 1908; it is one of the first works in which Schoenberg suspended tonality. The songs are extremely short, expressive and imaginative. In them Schoenberg fe!t that he was approaching a new ideal which represented a break with the aesthetics of the past, and though this stage ot his development proved in the end to be a transitional one Schoenberg wrote no more songs with piano except for three published shortly before his death.
Humphrey Searle

Contributors

Unknown: Stefan George
Mezzo-Soprano: Esther Salaman
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Unknown: Stefan George
Unknown: Humphrey Searle

: 'WHO

WOULD NOT WEEP?'
The friendship and estrangement of Alexander Pope and Joseph Addison , recounted by Michael Swan
Programme produced by Terence Tiller

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Pope
Unknown: Joseph Addison
Unknown: Michael Swan
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Pope: Martin Starkie
Addison: Oliver Burt
Narrator: James McKechnie

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

(Winter Series)
Abbey Simon (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Berlioz-Brahms
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall

: RECORDED IN NEW YORK

Broadcast Music in America
Talk by B. H. Haggin , music critic of The Nation

Contributors

Talk By: B. H. Haggin

: PROMENADE CONCERT

Part 2

: RECORD REVIEW

Norman Del Mar reviews the Petite Symphonie Concertante by Frank Martin : Bloch's Quintet for piano and strings (long-playing); and Mozart s FUnf KontretUnze , K.609
Scott Goddard reviews Wagner's ' Die Meistersinger '

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Frank Martin
Unknown: Funf Kontretunze
Unknown: Scott Goddard

: DUFAY

Missa Caput sung by the male voices of the Renaissance Singers
Conductor, Michael Howard
First of three programmes of music by Dufay. The recognition of Dufay's Missa Caput, as a choral masterpiece antedates by many years the explanation of its strangely enigmatic title. The credit for solving this musico-liturgical riddle goes to Professor Manfred' Bukofzer of the University of California. He has recently demonstrated that the plainsong melody that pervades the tenor part of the Mass was taken from an antiphon sung at a special service on Maundy Thursday. The antiphon ends with a complex melodic flourish on the first syllable of the word ' caput ' and this flourish provided Dufay's Mass with both cantus firmus and title.
Denis Stevens

Contributors

Conductor: Michael Howard
Unknown: Denis Stevens

: BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY

The Situation Today by Noel Annan
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
First of a group of talks
Next talk: Saturday at 7.35

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Annan

: RAVEL

Piano Trio in A minor played by the Rubbra-Gruenberg-Pleeth Trio:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
William Pleeth (cello)
Edmund Rubbra (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Edmund Rubbra

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