Haugtussa, Op. 67
Det syng: Veslemoy; Blabaer-Ll; M6te; Elsk; Killingdana; Vond Dag ; Ved GjaeUe-Bekiken sung by Emelie Hooke (soprano) with Ernest Lush (accompanist)
This song-cycle, which Grieg believed to be his finest achievement as a song-writer, consists of settings of poems in the Norwegian country dialect, or Landsmaal, by Arne Garborg. They concern a peasant girl whom a troU tries to lure to his mountain home; but she avoids him by taking refuge with her grandmother. Then one day, when She has taken her cows out to graze, she meet! a handsome boy and falls in love with him. Her feelings are described, and there is a charming interlude in the form of a ' Kidlings' Dance; but the young man proves unfaithful, and Haugtussa, broken in spirit, turns to the mountain-brook for solace. H.R.
Franz Reizenstein (piano)
This is the first of three recitals that will include Hindemith's three piano sonatas. They were written in 1936, and the first performances in this country were given shortly afterwards by Franz Reizenstein. At about this time Hindemith was obliged to leave Germany, and the first sonatta bears a quotation from Holderlin's poem Der Main in which the poet declared that however far he wandered from his home-land he would never forget the r.ver Main, by whose banks he had spent so many happy hours. The th:rd sonata is in four movements, the last being a Fugue. D.C.
Talk by Marjorie Findlay
Marjorie Findlay , who ha.s made an extensive study of Greenland, speaks about the attempt to replace the country's failing seal economy by encouraging sheep farming among some of the former Eskimo hunters.
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