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: Henry Wood Promenade Concert: Elgar

Paul Tortelier (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Introduction and Allegro for strings
Cello Concerto in E minor
Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)
From the Royal Albert Hall, London.
William Mann writes on page 7


Cellist: Paul Tortelier
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Paul Beard
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: Comment

on the Edinburgh International Festival.
Osbert Lancaster on the exhibition of Byzantine Art; Christopher Salmon on Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night; John Bowen on some of the new ballets commissioned for the Festival; Edwin Morgan on some of the plays presented by the 'fringe' theatre.


Item presenter: Osbert Lancaster
Item presenter: Christopher Salmon
Item presenter: John Bowen
Item presenter: Edwin Morgan

: Lieder by Pfitzner and Jensen

Gerda Lammers (soprano), Rudolph Ducke (piano)

Nachts; Die Einsame; Immer leiser Wird mein Schluramer; Ich und Du; Hast du von den Fischerkindern; Abendrot

Adolf Jensen
Klinge, klinge mein Pandero; Am Ufer des Flusses des Manzanares; Standchen; Den Schmied

(BBC recording)


Soprano: Gerda Lammers
Pianist: Rudolph Ducke

: The Chinese Seven-Stringed Zither

A talk on the ch'in and its music by Laurence Picken, Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge who plays some of the illustrations.
The programme ends with a recording of 'Three Repetitions of the Plum Blossom Tune' played complete by Cha Fu-hsi.
(BBC recording)


Speaker/zitherist: Laurence Picken

: Organ Music by North German Composers

Prelude and Fugue in F; Partita, Nun lasst' uns Gott dem Herrn (Vincent Lubeck)
Capriccio in D (Georg Bohm)
Prelude and Fugue in E minor (Nicolaus Bruhns)
Hans Heintze (organ)
From St. John's Church, Luneburg.
on gramophone records


Organist: Hans Heintze

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