Proms 1930 Henry Wood Thea Philips Roy Henderson Arthur de Greef Stanford Bizet Proms 1930 Henry Wood Thea Philips Roy Henderson Arthur de Greef Stanford Bizet Original vintage printed programme for a pre-war Henry Wood Prom given at the Queen's Hall, London
This was the first year that the orchestra was called the BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Promenade Concerts, 36th Season
Saturday 9 August, 1930
God Save the King
Berlioz Overture, 'Carnaval Romain'
Weber, Scene and Aria 'Ocean, thou mighty monster' (Oberon)
Grieg Concerto in A minor, for Pianoforte and Orchestra
Elgar Suite 'The Wand of Youth' (No.2)
Stanford Three Sea-Songs : 'Drake's Drum', Devon, O Devon', 'The Old Superb'
Ravel Bolero for Orchestra
Bizet Suite 'L'Arlésienne'
Songs (with pianoforte) [NB : no details of composers given in programme, but BBC archive confirms the songs were by
Eric Coates , Cécile Chaminade , John Ireland , and Maude Valérie White]
Elgar March 'Pomp and Circumstance' No.4, in G
Thea Philips soprano
Roy Henderson baritone
Arthur de Greef solo pianoforte
BBC Symphony Orchestra principal violin Charles Woodhouse
Organist & accompanist Berkeley Mason
Sir Henry Wood conductor [ reproduction of the portrait by Meredith Frampton, from the 1929 Royal Academy Exhibition ]
Includes programme notes by Rosa Newmarch ; vocal texts; complete list of orchestral players
British Music by W. J. Turner - discusses the dearth of British composers since Purcell, whilst acknowledging 'Sir Edward Elgar and Dr. Vaughan Williams', and the policy of 'British composer concerts' at the Proms
Forthcoming programmes - one and a half pages anticipating future Proms including works by Paderewski, Mahler, Constant Lambert, Kodaly and Vaughan Williams
Details of 9 forthcoming Proms include Miriam Licette, Walter Widdop, Olga Haley, Shepherd Munn, Quentin Maclean, Dorothy Silk, William Barrand, Harold Samuel, Elsie Suddaby, Albert Sammons, Stiles-Allen, Stuar Robertson, Constance Willis, John Turner, Leslie England, Oda Slobodskaya, Harold Williams, Marian Anderson, Elly Ney, Steuart Wilson, Isolde Menges
Piano ads : Challen 'as used by the BBC'; Chappell 'used in all BBC Studios' 'largest European output of grand pianos'; Strohmenger pianos 'used in the Royal Academy of Music...'; Chas. Stiles & Co. pianos
Vintage advertisements : Breves Lalique Galleries, Basil Street; Sir Henry Wood [photo] 'exclusive Columbia artist', also recordings by Miriam Licette, Quentin Maclean, Albert Sammons; 'Gas, the fuel of the future - Don't wait for your bath!' (ill.); Enrico Caruso recommends Odol toothpaste and mouthwash; World Radio magazine 'for complete details of continental wireless programmes'; Tobias Matthay Pianoforte School; Levinskaya Pianoforte College
8¼ x 5¼ inches (21 x 13.5cm); 16 pages + covers , centre stapled
Condition : Fair to Good, but with marked vertical crease from folding in two. Light wear to covers, red marks from original price seal; staples rusting with staining; some minor stains to one or two page edges; central leaf loose from staples.
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Arthur De Greef (10 October 1862 – 29 August 1940) was a Belgian pianist and composer.
Born in Louvain, he won first prize in a local music composition when he was only 11, and subsequently enrolled at the Brussels Conservatoire. His main teacher there was Louis Brassin, a former pupil of Ignaz Moscheles, although he also took lessons from other staffers at the institution, including Joseph Dupont, François-Auguste Gevaert and Fernand Kufferath.
After graduating with high distinction from the Conservatoire at the age of 17, De Greef went to Weimar to complete his studies under Franz Liszt. ...