The Observer from London, Greater London, England on February 20, 1955 · 13
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Sunday, February 20, 1955
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THE OBSERVER, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1955 13 At the Theatre Music VERSATILITY Handel's Life in London At the Films By KENNETH TYNAN TWO plavs bv Mr. Philip King opened on consecutive nights last week. This marks not onh a smart theatrical right and left but also the return to our drama of a figure long-lacked the sound journeyman p 1 a y-wnehl on whom we can depend while genius snoozes and the lunatic fringe has dandruft Such men are the theatre's backbone, the versatile stayers who, like Mr. T. E. Bailey in another sphere, are always at hand to fend off collapse; the dramatic caretakers who look after the palace when the royal family is from home. Mr. King now joins them. His new farce, "Sailor Beware ' " is what one might expect from the author of " See How They Run." The surprise is Serious Charge (Ciarrick). lis subject is small-town gossip, aimed at that most vulnerable target, the English male virgin m this cue a young clergyman living with hi-, mother (Miss Olga Lindo). The first act hedges and dallies- Mi. King loves suspense, and sixty minutes pass before he tells us where his play is going, what time we have the sensation ot flying blind through a heavy mist Are we to focus on the frumpish spinster (avidly played by Miss Victoria Hopper') who seeks the vicar's heart'1 Or on Ihe pregnant villjgc girl who gels run over"1 Mr King savs nothing, and says it in English srnall-Uilk which, being so much smaller irun the Talk of other nalions elicciisck aborted the emergence ot manv a tine English drd malisL The second act lifts us into a world ot real cause and true etleu The vicat denounces the girl's seducci . a repulsive blond spiv, who responds by cring lor help and alleging indeccnl assault; the village, alrcad predisposed to think the vicar a homosexual, credits the accusation: and so ends an admirable act. buicrk exciting and extremely well pljycd by Messrs. Anthony W.iger and Patrick McGoohan. But English censorship will not bear so perfect a trap To avoid a miscarriage ol justice, the villain must conless. which involves a final scene of melodramatic falsification wherein he behaves like a certifiable lunatic. The promise of the middle act is dissolved in untruth A master dramatist. re-writing "Serious Charge." would have given the hero suppressed homosexual tendencies of which he is made suddenly and poignantly aware; that would have been the lorging of a tragedy as honest as Miss Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour" But Miss Hellman's play is banned in this country, and so would Mr King's have been had he ventured so f;ir Perhaps the idea occurred lo him. and with it the certain knowledge that the Lord Chamberlain would have crushed it on sight One cannot blame him for plaving safe. Sailor Beware ! (Strand), a parlour farce on which Mr King collaborated with Mr. Falkland Cary, pa radoxicalls comes muih Uoser to realism The situation a working-class wedding threatened by a heavyweight mothcr-in-Uvs is as ancient as its development, whertby the husband-to-be j.lti his bride, but the dialogue is au'hcntic suburban poetr Miss Shcil.i Shand-Ciibbs and Mr. james Copcland perfectly catch the agony of the estranged lovers. Miss Ann Wilton is all derelict aunt-hood and Mr. Cnl Smith all unturned worm. And in Miss Peggy Mount, a newcomer from repertory. London has .scquired a comedienne fit to be flood-lit. whose cllig should be raised above :hc grac ot the mother-in-law joke whih. by her peerless exertions, she must surely have killed. Emma Hornett, as plaed by Miss Mount. is not our rock-like, immovable virago, like the Marx Brothers' Margaret Dumont She scorches the earth about her by ceaseless physical activity, charging as she cleans, swooping as she dusts, even out of sight she intimidates, like the distant thunder of hooves. She is frankly a beast of a woman, a mobile fortress. a sadistic dnmptcuse, compound of basilisk and earth-mother, ol Gorgon and Zola And her face is heaven-sent for its job, a broad, baleful mask whose worst fears are constantly being confirmed she told us so. and now. if we don t mind, we'll listen to her and stop fidgeting. The savage impal icnce of M isa Mount's acting must be seen to be bcliesed I he Itrst-mght intervals were unwontcdh short and there must hasc been m.m in the audience who pictured Miss Mount viciousK stabbmc ihe warning-bell and growling " What did I tell you1 There they are, up in the bar drinking, when I ve got work to do. ..." 1 ask of this magnificent player only that she will one day consider appearing in "Tristan and Isolde" opposite Mr. Wally Patch. The house rightly rose to her at the curtain, a house full of roarers who clearly cared lor the name of King A Kind of Folly (Ouchesst is that pitiful sight, the pot-boiler which won't boil. The author. Mr Owen Holder (who also plays a subsidiary part), brings to pasteboard life an Edwardian triangle of husband, wife and mistress he holds no Liinik" aces in his hand, has none up his sleeve and shows little skill in shuffling Mr. Will rid Hyde While. Miss Flora Robson and Miss Jean Kent lead the cast, in that order of effectiveness. 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Its profusion is indeed almost embarrassing, and at first sight but at firsl sight only its endless minute details make the solid tome look rather forbidding. The reader has to resign himself to a certain disproportion. He learns next to nothing at first hand of the composer's childhood at Halle and his adolescence, not much about the period at the Hamburg Opera (1703-6), not nearly enough about the extremely interesting and picturesque formative vears in Itah (1707-111) and little about the shor! period of service at the cou't of Hanover (1710-12). which was greatly curtailed even so by the lengthy first isit to England, during which Handel evidently formed that taste for the vigorous, busy, gay. cantankerous and intellectually stimulating life of eighteenth-cent urv London He was presented to Queen Anne, and Aaron Hill at once commissioned an opera (" Rinaldo ") for the King's Theatre in the Havmarkel, where it was given fifteen times before the end of Ihe season Its "songs" were primed bv Walsh and Hare " together with the Symphonys and By ERIC BLOM Riturnels in a compleat manner " even while it was still running, the youthful William Babell arranged harpsichord lessons from its music and the last performance was given " at the Desire of several Persons of Quality" in place of Mancini's " L'Idaspe fedele." Handel had met plenty of such persons by that time and doubtless enjoyed being persona grata. True, Addison and Steele poured scorn on Italian opera as such, but not on " Rinaldo " as a musical work; and we may be sure that Handel was quick to see that this sort of literary fencing was pari of London's alertness and that he was quite capable of standing up to it with a certain gusto. Indeed, it may have been this kind of hurly-burly he missed at Hanover. He is said to have later on enjoyed "The Beggar's Opera," which satirised and endangered his own type of opera, although I am bound to say I can find no evidence for this in the documents even with the help of Deulsch's excellent index rriHAT there was plenty of vitriolic squirting is shown throughout Deutsch's splendid book. Handel did not escape scandal, lampooning -i nd caricaturing (the very gross Goupy engraving, "The Charming Hiulc," is among the thirty-one plates which adorn the volume so handsomely). But that was all in the day's work in his time, when nobody was in the least surprised at the rudest attacks on paper between pei sons who were perfectly polite U each olher in society, and our modern lilv-livcred car ot libel actions had not yet been bred by the law. If Handel Munich Orchestra: K LEA.SU RE at the first visit to this country of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra was tempered by an uniortunate change of programme. Karl Amadeus Harl-mann's second symphony had been announced and as the first public performance in London of any of his six symphonies it would have done something to make good the neglect that this powerful talent suffers here. In the event he had to make way for Boris Blacher's " Con-certante Musik." an elegant and deftly contrived curtain-raiser of no great consequence. Yet space was found for Bartok's Third Piano Concerto, whose wan. lunar landscape reveals, for all its beauty, no more than the pathetic shadow of a genius gutted by povcrly and disease and to which, in any case, neither the orchestra nor its conductor, Eugcn Jochum. gave evidence of much temperamental affinity. Although the whole orchestra showed itself to be a highly competent and disciplined body, the reallv impressive thing about it is its rich, sasurated siring tone. Warm yet hvclv. it suffers I rum none of the congealed caramel sauce effect that j is the bane ot lesser German I HEYWORTH oichesiras. The Bavarian strings soared out with memorable brilliance in the closing bars of the Blacher, while in Brahms's Fourth Symphony they displayed a glorious range of autumnal colour, lor want ol which Brahms is so often and unjustly written off as an indifferent orcheslrator. It cannot, however, be said that Jochum always puts the fine instrument he has fashioned to good use. Determined lo achieve effect in " Till Eulcnspiegel " (as though Strauss had not himself attended to that) he destroyed the work's humour and humanity; while by arbitrary tempi he drove a coach and horses through the lowering structure of the pa ssac.ig I la finale and thus wrecked what might have been an impressive perlormance of the Brahms symphony. the fearlul culminative force of " Die Wintcrreise," in which one song alter another plunges deeper into an abyss of inescapable despair, makes the work a supreme test of interpretative power. Last Sunday Hans Hotter gave a coherent and deeply felt account, lacking only in complete vocal steadiness and the .ii.nost neurasthenic intensity that is needed if the cycle is to make its full and terrible impact. had been squeamish, he might have hated London, but then, remembering Dr. Johnson, we may as well say that he would have hated life, since things were much the same everywhere; and if it was all rather more hard-pressing in the English capital, that was precisely what so energetic a man as Handel would relish. Chrysander's unfinished biography is one of the great Handel books, but it is marred by a disagreeable smugness which implies that the forthright and upright Gennanmaster must have felt most unhappily exiled in this alien welter of corruption. Of course there was corruption in eighteenth-century London, but it was the corruption of the age, to which Handel was quite used.' If he was not more perturbed by various kinds of turpitude there than he would have been elsewhere, he also plainly enjoyed the easy familiarity of the grandees with persons of artistic eminence; the democratic spirit which sent musical amateurs of " the quality " to concerts in the ramshackle warehouse of the coal-man Thomas Britton; the warm friendship and charm of ladies of high breeding like Mrs. Delany and Mrs. Pendarves; the noble charity of Captain Coram and the open-hearted support of the patrons of his Foundling Hospital; and not least, of course, the manifold musical opportunities. Foreign artists in those days, much as now, were, if anything, snobbishly esteemed the more highly for their foreignness, and nobody took out naturalisation papers from sheer homelessness or because they meant the convenience of a British passport. Handel turned English because he felt at home in London, where there was also a large place for Italian culture, and no doubt, too, because his music is far more deeply rooted in Italian and English than in German soil. MADE IN JAPAN By C. A. LEJEUNE n THE Japanese are not afraid of displays of violence on the screen. Their films, unlike ours, accept ferocity as a fact of life. They do not excuse it, advocate it, or linger over it. They simply record it, directly or by suggestion. It is extremely hard for any occidental, instinctively shocked by outward shows of violence, to know what Japanese films are getting at. The thrusts of murder and rapine are so savage; the joke follows the blow so quickly; the moments of serenity are so impressive; the tragedy and clowning has such a near, but not quite, Shakespearean knit, that any foreigner is apt to flounder. Not many films have come to England from Japan. But after studying these few, it is hard not to believe that the best of Japanese directors are using this traditionally-violent style of drama quite deliberately, as a format for their own philosophy. Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (Academy) deserves very careful study. Kurosawa directed " Rashomon." The present film shows a marked development from the earlier picture. At first sight it would seem to be a bloodcurdling account of the defence of a sixteenth-century village by a handful of knights hired to protect the harvest and the local maidens against bandits. But by the time we reach its end, with the merry peasants garnering their crops against a background of newly thrown-up graves, we hae learnt something about the spring of life and the fall of professional chivalry. Which of the Coty skin types are vou ? As far as 1 can judge of oriental workmanship, " Seven Samurai " is a very tidy job irdeed. The acting makes individuals of the seven Samurai; the strategy of defence is splendidly exciting; and the insistent, faint call of a cuckoo in the woods somehow brings the whole thing home to us quite clear over centuries and continents and oceans. My only complaint concerns the subtitles, which strike me as unworthy of a film of stature. They are plainly-designed for American film audiences, and I appreciate that it would hf uneconomical to nrovide a snecial version for the United Kingdom; but I Here's a tip. Cream-cleanse your face, I . Dry Skin ? At the Galleries: By NEVILE WALL1S JT was, as Sir Max Beerbohm said, " a very imaginative and sporting proposal " that the ballroom of the Randolph Hotel at Oxford should have mural decorations recounting the tale of " Zuleika Dobson." After forty years his fantastical romance is still cherished by Maximilians, and by none more than Mr. Osbert Lancaster, whose twelve sprightly paintings will remind undergraduates to come, more poignantly than any Martyrs' Memorial, how noblv their predecessors sacrificed themselves j for ihe adorable and luckless con juror. " And always ihe patient river bore lis awful burden towards Idlcy " inspires Mr. Lancaster most memorably . It was a purely Cambridge audience of undergraduates, however, including a visitor suspiciously like Zuleika. that l addressed the other day in opening an exhibition of four young painters at the Heffer Gallery. This is presented by the Cambridge Contemporary Arts Trust, the admirable student organisation which hires out pictures and has so far got together some eighty contemporary works, maintaining these in constant circulation. It is interesting that Ivon Hitchens and Roland Suddaby are in briskest demand, though the collection also includes a Moore lithograph and works bv Adler. Piper. Vaughan. Scott, and Ic Brocquy The Trust is now considering approaching Mr Piper and a lew other artists for lithographed views of colleges, if Aileika Dobson driving with tlte Master of Judas College. sufficient subscribers cen be guaranteed. It is good also to report lhat five colleges, Trinity, St. John's. King's, Cams, and Jesus run similar schemes independently; and to remark that this growing interest in the visual ans at Cambridge is fostered by the Society of Arts, which invites lecturers, and promises some gifted speakers, including Mr. Basil Spcnce, in the Mill Lane lecture rooms. In spite of the energies of Mr. Cedric Price, Mr. Mark Roskill and their undergraduate associates, it is true to say, however, lhat Oxford is still the richer patron, though artistic competition has certainly never been keener. The assurance so frequently shown in large-scale painting by Messrs. Derrick Greaves. Jack Smith, Edward Middleditch, and John Bratby seems, meanwhile, to be impressing newcomcis at the Heffer Gallery; though, for practical reasons, college committees may prelcr the drawings that disclose the sure loundation on which these uneasy realist paintings are based Radio By PAUL FERRIS gUSY with questions of time and identity, Pirandello's Henry IV seemed a vortex of words and situations. The Home Service version had Ernest Milton as the grotesque pseudo-king, placed by accident and then by his own design in a permanent state of make-believe and repudiation. He supplied a wonderfully lip-curling voice and spoke most of his lines with a sort of triumph, as if he had just discovered them for the first time; but the play's overall effect was melancholic and its discoveries bewildering. Radio, when it comes to a spell of steady listening, can provide the toughest ear with a stiff dose of bewilderment. You hear so many people, with so many motives. Generally, though not always, those who carry on their own conversation, which we are allowed to overhear, arc preferable to those who direct their remarks at us. E. M. Forster, talking with wit and humility about " The Mint," was an exception: it was a public address, beautifully done. A discussion on Formosa, with Robert McKenzie as chairman, provided at times a closed circuit of conversation, without deference to eavesdroppers with wireless sets, and made worthwhile listening. American, British, and Australian viewpoints, put by Romney Wheeler, Desmond Donnelly, M.P., and Bruce Miller, were precisely normal ; what was worth while was to hear them put side by side, full of reason and wildly dissimilar. Tony Hancock is another with the genuineness that makes you think he goes on doing whatever he does in his case, being funny long after the programme is over. His Light Programme scries, Hancock's Half-hour, finished last week. He has been unfolding the case-history of that unexploiled character, the drone, and is a great exponent of the bewilderments of situation that beset a man with high hopes and unfortunate debilities like laziness : this must warm many hearts, and certainly warms mine, towards him. Television By KENNETH HARRIS HPWO new shows came to the screen last week. If Arthur Askey's Before Your Very Eyes does not please the viewer, it sounds as though it is going to please the studio staff. They were fairly hooting with laughter all through the show, and one couldn't but wonder how they managed to keep the cameras going. It was in fact a most hilarious show, and if, after they have rested their aching ribs, the studio staff can put a few jokes into it by the time it comes on next, this series may please the viewers as well. Eric Barker's show is called Look at it this Way, and, though it is not clear what the Way is, there is no doubt that the show will have to be looked at in a very special kind of way if it is to be looked at for very long. Like Arthur Askey's series it relies on a series of sketches of the kind which were successful on sound radio about twenty-five years ago, given a veneer of modern TV technique by being laced with shots of film here and there. Informality is secured by having a few things go wrong now and again by carefully planned accident and by having members of the cast talk knowingly to invisible technicians; intimacy, by having the chief comedian leer into the camera at the end of the programme and say he hopes we have enjoyed ourselves. When shall we be delivered of these TV troglodytes? In the News on Friday was good clear, interesting, topical. The discussion gave the viewer some sense of the pros and cons inherent in a subject, and not just a demonstration of party polities' cut and thrust. At the beginning the chairman made a deliberate protest against the rule that nothing may be discussed on a B.B.C. programme if the subject is to be debated by Parliament within two weeks. This, he said, had that night prevented the panel from discussing the big news of the week that Britain was going to produce the hydrogen bomb. I must protest that such phrases as "Oh yeah?", "Hey, kid," and " Brace up ! " do not strictly represent the talk of Samurai even in the United States. At the beginning of A Prize of Gold (Odeon, Leicester-square) a store of gold bars, jettisoned by the Nazis, is dredged up from a canal in West Berlin. As confiscated enemy loot, the bullion is consigned by air lo London, under the escort of United States Airpolice Sergeant Richard Widmark, and British Security Sergeant George Cole. The story' goes on to tell how this enterprising couple arrange to make away with the money. Sergeant Cole's motives, I'm afraid, are merely sordid. Sergeant Widmark wants his share of the loot to oblige a lady (Mai Zetterling). by paying the passages of a school of displaced children to Brazil. In addition to the beauties alreadv I mentioned, the characters include a shady garage-keeper, a retired fence, a homicidal pilot, a blackmailed major, a small boy who picks up jeeps and other unconsidered trifles, and a licentious German builder whose relations with the heroine might be mildly described as equivocal. A Fnze ot Gold was made in Berlin and England for a Hollywood company, and its pic ture oi western morale may raise a grim smile in the Kremlin. The thing I liked best was a scarlet Messerschmitt scooter, or whatever they call that delightful pocket motor-car, covered with the sort of dome our grandparents used for the protection of wax flowers. WORD to people who enjoy a strong, storming American musical comedy in the folklore . tradition of " Oklahoma " and j " Annie Get Your Gun." Released this week is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a backwoods variation on the theme of the rape of the Sabine ! Women. Although at times the i Hollywood taste for sex gets the better of any taste for taste, there is something triumphant in the film's sheer vitality of attack. Perhaps the most important person concerned with " Seven Brides " is never seen; Michael Kidd, the choreographer. 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T r in Ml S pclat mar 'lUiyhLcr: loi.i 1 ()V CH. 1 1 M 'viuj " ?0 V. s ; Hi k Hammond ohn t IcmcnLv Basil Sdnc- (.corac Relnrt I Ilk I 1 1 1 1 t Gl AS.N . LOCK. MBSSADORS. E vv ' 'n Mai 1 i. : 'i M - P. MOl St rR P, r v t tirMn APOltO. tier Mn rr 4l St ft A S S d : i-i Simon & I aura, AJn Melnl-e (j.ruHJ rarial if.(ciKtl fun D Mnror RTS. firm i'U "in ic Mot M 4 H The (rbmtwriten. McriT. H w I XMllRirXr. 1cm h'-.f, H il r, ts hli jh ;44 HL-tn iliiarm ud tjirn H. Mi Cfliru BOOK OF THF MOMH. T mrnc-vi inr m-'nirV O M n.'i Ol INEI M ( Tern J M r - jU V. 2 m s , H t ole Pnner s CN-CAN CRITERION. V.hi 2lh M0 Th Sd! 4 sharp A 8 10 iBtloiC) at g..0. Rcmic DRt R I AVE (Tern P10S1 1? Wrd Sat 2 30 aJene Hfr-vn Herbert Lom in Rodecr and Hammemein The klnc aad I. DICHESS. (Tern 82J i Mfn-Fn 'u Sat , rS A fi0 Tu 2l0 Flora R.Mon lean Kent Vulfnd Hvde Whue A Kind of Foil?. DIKE OF YORK'S. Ea 30 Sal ft i S 30 Mats Ttvr : 0 DaMd TOVLISS'IS kaihreen HARR1SOS m. FOR 1AR-EMBASSY. Pti 2:il T o-n 1 a h " (Mem on. 1 THE WORLD OF SHOI OM ALF1CHEM EMPRESS HALL. Ful 1212 I:mm TnnJcr n CINDERELLA ON 1CT Sora ka r Evsn $ Wed Til ( Si Sin 1 S C, A RRICK. TEM -wi 'i : lu W v a ctoria Hoprx-' T rank I i n f Jiga L n J 1 SFRlOtS CHARC.F r fi .1 i-c nrv. GLOBE Gcr S " HI W is a dO AN FENPNG WITH BF M R1CF ltlllt H.MRKET. Vh. - in v. s ; irt R jih Cordon Frr-i WI r Sjrn L v c n-c THE MATCHMAKER, Th, n- W Ur-HER MAJESJ'.'V Whi wmii r b 1 .u- c! 2 !d Sal 1 in h -0 Ihe Itittaiuc if lr Mjjytt-I Moon " -T- - ' . n- S; .. HIPPOtlROMF ' v - m u - EMPIRE. Gcr. 1234. To-day 5.Z5 & 8.10. Stewart Granaer, Grace Kelly id GREEN FIRE (Ul. CmemaScope, Perapecta Sound. EVERYMAN. Haropatead 1525. lean Renoir Season. To-day. LES BAS-FONDS (A). Mon: Za chary Scott In THE SOUTHERNER (A). GAUMONT. Haymkt. John MIIIb. Eric Port-man. THE COLDITZ STORY (U) 5.25. 8.10. LEIC. SQ. TH. Whi. 5252. OUT OF THE CLOUDS (U Eastman Cot. at 5.35. 8.30. LONDON PAV. To-day from 4.35 Doora 4.) Gary Cooper. Burt Lancaster I n VERA CRUZ IA. Superscope, Colour. MARBLE ARCH PAVlLlEON. THEODORA, SLAVE EMPRESS (A). Prosa. 4.30. 7.15. ODEON. Leic. Sq. Wht. 6111. A PRIZE OF GOLD IA1 Tech. at 5 25, 8.15. Drs. 4, ODEON. Marble Arch. CinemaScope. Irving flcrli n ' s There! No Business Like Show Biulnru (A. .Colour. Ptobr. 4.30. 7.20. Dr. 4. RIALTO. Ger 3483. CARMEN JONES A. CINEMASCOPE Col. Dorothy Damt ridge Pmrc tfwiav A 10 7 0. Wkdvs. from 12 30 r R1TZ. Ger 124. To-day 5.20 A. 8.0. M.G.M. s SEVEN BRIDES tUt. CmemaScope STUDIO ONE. Fcrnandcl'-i laieit not. The Baker of Valoncac I I at 5 25 S 15 &. Moon Island (Ul. Doors open J p m proa 7 15 WARNER. Ger Dorrs Day & Frank Sinatra in oung at Heart IUI in Colour. ! Proe to-day 4 30. 7 15 Wkdyv from 10.10 FESTIVAL PITLOCUR. Ma-Scp Pinero. Sfta. Quimero ! A. i .Stots Comedies. Concerts. Art. Rep Sd I 33 MOTHER GOOSE. 30 x p m Max Bviravcs, Mr Pasirv ."" Peicr .Scalers A Bifl Co. PRINCE OF WES. Whi ShSl 6 15. 8 50 MJRM S S ISDIJM in Gay Musical Show uans (roni Lnndon Palladium. Final 2 Wks PKINCF-S. fir- 21 7 45 S 30 A S 30 Th 2 311 Pal Kirkwond in Wooderful Town. Sham V,ilh Sidney lame 1 cm o54n RO VI COt RT. Mo 1"J I mi 2 rtti 1H H MdH rh 2 '0 Sal 5 Man Adrian 1 ira I r dxer Sa'T R.'iicn Rose Hill in I i,. i . r I x l - MRS ON V SMOt-STRI NC. SI. JMfcS"S 11.111 3''ll'i Lvc. "10 S ed . Sji 2 ;o I r.. Penman Stircarcl I rrehlon in sl-PRVIl- UBIVS h Terence Rallican SWtl.ll. Iim JUL! liner NishlK 545 and i hi PiMireccu'. PICC Ol I 1 healre. VS.:d r.imrd Miri.'neltr Revue "Sc proit SO o . I n " 4s Shi 10 s id ed 2 45 Maraaiel 111! kssnoll with relin Aslmer in Aaallia CHRISTIE S SPIDER'S WEB. vi.YijiIYsT i Vnsi . siislV lOi isj CNEWS. !i2nd Annual Exhibition o! Watcr- GHIKA and KEITH VAUGHAN. Sculpture by DAVID WYNNE. 10-5.30. SaU. 10-1. THE MEDICI SOCIETY. 7 Grafton St.. W.I. Exhibition of FLOWER PAINTINGS BY " CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS In the newly opcDCd Milne Gallery. Open unul 9th March. Mon.-Fri. 10-5. Sats. 10-1. Admission free. CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN ART. Arts Council Exhibition. NEW BURLINGTON GALLERIES. Old BurlinBton Street, W.I. Open till 5 March. Mons.. Weds.. Fris.. Sail.. 10-6. Tues.. Thura., 10-8. Admission 1-. OHANA GALLERY, 13. Carlos Place, W.I. Twenty Paintings by FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS, also contemporary English & French paintings, uauy ju-o. Aaturaays iu-1 RED FERN GALLERY 20. Cork St.. W.I. Nn? Paintincs by EARL HA1G : & Drawings of a uilnese Journey. 1VJ54. by ucma MA 1 ritwi Hours 10-6. Sat. 10-1. Closes Feb. 26th. ROLAND, BROVVSE & DELBANCO, 19 CORK STREET W.I. Recent Drawings by JOSEF HhRMAN, Paintings & Theatre UCSIimS by KtMrsll-iH KUWtLL ROYAL SOCIETY OF PAINTER-ETCHERS. 16. CONDUIT ST W.I 105 Sam 10-1 I 100 WATERCOLOUR5 BY BERIC YOUNG VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM. S.W.7. TO-NIGHT at 8 p.m. QUATUOR HAYDN JACK BRYMER (Clarinet) MAX GILBERT (Viola) HARVEY PHILLIPS (Cello) WILFRID VAN WVCK LuL. in asm. with LIES ASKONAS, announce BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA EUGEN JOCHUM ! ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL. TUfcSIJAy NtXl K 0 p.m. 22 FEB, -Handel U.nHI Suing Sextet la G major, Op. 36 Brahms RhapMd lor Chorus & Orch. ... ".Brahma vt-. oy-. il: at Museum from o 13 p m. ' ajmpnuny .so 4 tn nat Bruckner snioisl ' LUKK FISCHER. String Ouartec Op. 76- No. 5 Haydn i Overture "MiriDDina" Clarinet tjulntet tn a minor, op. 115. Hranras Aria from Fartcnope CHARLES QUIRK PIANOFORTE RECITAL. WIGMORE HALL, TO-MORROW, at 7.30. 9-. 61-. It-, at Hall (WEL 21414 & IBBS & TILLETT Ltd., 124. Wigmore St.. W.I. LEPPARD ORCHESTRA Conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD. WIGMORE HALL, TUES. NEXT, at 7.30. 91-, 61-. it-, at Hall (WEL 2141) & IBBS cfc TILLETT Ltd., 124. Wigmore St., W.I. ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL. THURS. NEXT. 8 Tba Sympbonia Concerts Society present ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. STANLEY POPE oyarpLKjny, jtmsiviui u it-1 tiv Vt;1 i Piano Concerto. ' Emperor BEETHOVEN Bolero RA WALTER PANHOFER First London appearance of this Celebrated Austrian rianist. LONDON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR. 36. 5 -. 7,6. 1116. 126. 13- WAT 3191. WILFRID VAN WYCK Ltd. announce NIBYA MARINO THE SOUTH AMERICAN PIANIST. WIGMORE HALL. WED NEXT at 7 30. 9,-. 6 -. 3,-. at Hall, WEL 1141, & Aganu. WILFRID VAN WYCK Ltd. announce RONALD FARREN-PRICE AUSTRALIAN PIANIST. WIGMORE HALL. FRI. NEXT, at 7.30. y-. o-. a-, at nan, weL 2141. at INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY CONCERTS. HAROLD HOLT Ltd. announce TO-DAY. 2 45. ROYAL ALBERT HALL. GIOCONDA DE VITO B.B.C, SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. ravel 1 SIR MALCOLM SARGENT DVORAK Overture Carncval. BRAHMS Violin Conccno Si BEL US Svmnhonv N'n I R.B A. GaUencs, Suflo.k St. Pall Mall Easi! ; .J11', J.6; J0,7; Hal1 c?ndu; i I t. '6 ht6' .A' 7 6l tL'6, , 1: 6 S W I Daily 10-5 I,-. IBBS A TILLETT t id . 12J. Wigmore Su. W 1. I Bot Office. Ken 82 j 2. open to-day from 10 a m. EXHIBITIONS, &c. i2nd Edition), 4.30-5 30 and Satj. .ir .hjiic inir l.niirhs Dat 1 rF" II I F. I- Sat X fci Mai Trmrv ; 0 M ' MCI SW.A1) DAS. HI OR I . fVrt- k I'L" hi 5 TH1 CR dVCp .u A Kn. Bud 1 Hiu.Hr lai-'n s Cn- d Jfikrrx Wild. Sap, 1 . I' P.ihn Sljucr Bna-i Rit Hail I -r,j or ROT Hilrnm S of id WINDMILL Pic Cirt REXI.DEMLLE 2ith r :i( rd i4th wrck) Cutii d 12 15- f 1' L.""-t prrJ ' pm A an r mm Prn-diKi-n SEVFR CLOSFD ' WNDHWfS. Tern '0? t!vBt f) 0 Sat 5 'fi -ri cd 2 10 THE BOY FR1ED. Q 10- ROYI. ACADEMY: ISth-Ccni European Mav iciv Wrkdy. 10- iun lh Adm. 2, 6.LSI. wk BKAVX R IS GALLERY. Bruian Place W I P.nntmt bv RUBbHT KILL Water t.(Jlourv PRLSTON GODDARD Daily 10- .10 Saturday 10-1 UnttJ February 22nd ALFRED BRUD. 36, Sackvillc Street. VV.l EXHIBITION OF OLD MASTERS. COOLrNC GALLERIES. "2h New Bond St.. W.l Exhibition ot Pastels A Water-co lours by Kaihlec-j M. Peruse. Lniil March 5. 10-5 30 Sau. 10-1 THE CRAFTS CENTRE of Great Britain, 16.1. Hay HiH London, W.l The Craft In ihe Home Exhibition until 2nd Anril. Mon day-Friday 10-5. Sat. 10-12.30. Adm. free I ST:t?,R5?'Sc9VERV 7 rork.St..- ,W -- ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL. FRI. NEXT. K 8 Greece. ELY MOMLAKF Drainss & JACQUES ORCHESTRA Monotynr. 10-6. Sals 10-1. 1 a- nrruif n IArrkTTFC TOOTH'S: TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY Some Ur. KIAillALU J rVI,L1 important ccntcmporancs. Dly. 9.30-5.30. Sat 1 TA fff IC1NA 9.30-1. 31. Bruton St . W 1. Closing Feb. 26 ! CT , . WALKER'S GALLERIES. Ill New Bond St. I Orchestral Stlftc No. 3 in D... BACH William Callrm. RWS. 1 1 2-1 0S Water- ' Piano Concerto No 27 K.595 MOZART ..i .-. f i 1 v... n.. si... ... i Rrj rsrVrth n ra Corfccertn No S ...... H A(Tm Old Bond Street. W.l. I INTERNATIONAL FURNISHING TEXTILES ' SymptlonvNo. 41 (lupiter) MOZART uncm. win tic Held Irom Mon.. hen. Jt-sar auu Mar 12. n 3rd Fir at WOOLLAVDS OF IBBS A. TILLETT Ltd . 124. Wiinnore St . W 1 KNIGHTSBRIDCE. S W 1. Countries reprc-sersted ssill mLl Britain Ireland America. Italy. Sssedcn. France. Germans. Siam CONCERTS ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL. To-nwht at 7.30 LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by HERMANN SCHERCHEN JOSEPH WEINGARTEN WIGMORE H ALL. SAT NEXT, al 7 30, CHOPIN RECITAL 0-. 6.'-. 3;-, at Hall (WEL 2141 & IBBS 4 TILLETT Ltd.. 124. Wigmore St.. W.l ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL. To-morrovw S p m. The NEW ERA CONCERT SOCIETY presents ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RICHARD AUSTIN Sinfonia in D major . ,. .. J C Bach Violin Concerto No 5 In A major Moan Symphony No 4 in G ... Mahier MARIA STADER (soprano) RUGGIERO RICCI f iolin) Tickets 12 h 10 -. - 6 . 3 6 itom Hall issAT 3 1 SI I and Agents CINEMAS n Pa C Lit M1! iCrcr i Akira kar-iw a v SFFN ML R Al li Prirov 4 10 '0 BERKELti L Ml S M0 TROIS FEMME.S K 1 CC 1 TH ANN CHOSS Hi. CAMF.O-Puli ' Lr F crnandci Tht Shep Ha I rc T.-Jav '1 Tn 4 0 Lt Vs CARI TON 'Whi ClNFMASCtPE Marlon Bnrjn itn Mrnmnn THire , Al. Ci- Isi-div 4 "mi V 2u W.d'-i Ij-irn I 10 ( A'ilNiJ. (.ci 1 taramn rL t " SO ;dsv l Prr1 2 10 O A !- 40 Bontvahtr; CrNFPHONK i,.o' SclinOa M A 4""2 L T HI- slAl- i 'VJnlii t. N'ght CJub 1 1 tN USHMMI- A 1 St is il1'' Pan Vtnor 1 KnottH (MM Hoi llolida) iLh. CI RON C,' Jr Sua Imkrfo D. i WrLcomc Mr. Miirrtnll iU. 1 -0 1 DENIS MATTHEWS Four Preludes and Fusues, Book 2 Bach Sonata in E malor. Od. 109 Beethoven Three Fantasies. On. 16. . . Mendelsohn Purcell 1 Variations Sl Fuue on Handel theme Brahms i i'O. io-. rip. sy-. 3.6 : ft Man ana Michael Tippett 1 IBBS & TILLETT Lid . I2i. Wnmort Si W 1 - - Ravel ROYAL FEST1VAI Hil l WATerloo 3151 ueouiuy TO-DAY 10 nm :o FEB SMETERLIN S A. GORLINSKY announces rTirvnin Rpritnl JOAN HAMMOND ' Barcarolle. Op fQ. Four N.v(.i;'"rH A "iff- J-,..n8.u4yv.yJlM,-J,, Y?""' Arta from Tosca. Madame Builerflv The I n- ' Three Marurka T 4HTHL R JFFFRF-SS i PI CTL'R ES 1 Street 1 First London Exhibition ot r-amrne .y VtROTH E A TANNING First E xhi'-ici. n m naimmia BARBARA HLSTnB OrwninH Tue.. Feb 22 at 3 o"c L F FE RF. C. alien 30 Pruion St W MOBILES ! THE ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY I DOS (I .IRTDT Utl ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL. SUN NEXT, at 3 ' ASH WEDNESDAY :rd FEBRLARY, at 7.3 DREAM OF GERONTIUS Suite. The Fatrv Oneen FOVLES GALLERs , Charina X-road. W C.2. , Fantasia Concename on LUKitli AND CKlNOLIrJts arrapaecl py ipeme ol sorelli Noiah Wauah COLLAGES AND ENIBROI- La Valse DERIES bv Erma Harvey lames. 9- dUy. (inc. Three Nocturnes . bau ) until March 12 Adm tree , rickets : 15 - lo 3,6 (WAT 3191 & Agents) C1MPEL Bis. JO South Mollon-Sl . W 1 Recent - 7TpsvV.t a . , T"-.r Minliri, i lapcstriM hi Louis LE HROCOUY. "".-. s.utinii.i.. i li-uik.ii oi jy CITY OF LONDON ART EXHIBITION. Guildhall E C 2 Dailv 10-5. Free. HANO ER GALLERV. 32a.St.GeolBe-St.. W. F lude ..ii V, I Father. Ac Prelude. Act III (La Tranata). ! Ticteti lift 10 ( - 1 ni I r 3 s 1 I 1 CllDtR nis m-s in s,t in-l Lsl MtRIBOROir.H t-l lid Braid Sl Wl Twirir-TH n ti a , mVs,tfrs 1' ' ' n K - ldlltllanl --1'i-j.vs.. -Sci'..iiii ..u Opens iMh 1 chrujrs Dance of the Hours, Overture. Prince Igor Roval Philharmonic Orchestra STANFORD ROBINSON Ticket!, l 6. 5 -. 7fi 10 6 from Hall I KEN 82121 Eatisn Square ROVAL ALBERT HALL. IRI S A GORLIN.SkTr rtn GIG LI Tick - is : III ti t in 22 0 INsrriTL'TO DE ESPANA. S V I Musics rsparVOa Lumcj lada S nh (r.ds iQ f rids nc SFOlSD -WO LAST CONnST SI MARCH r. at " tfl BOX I in i 1 M is1 livkcts 1 h s . ri in. 1 rioru Hall I IsL.S &211i i u-jji (Elsari GHD1S RIPI.EV RICHARD LEWIS PsORMAN WALKER ARNOLD GREIR THE LONDON SMPHONV ORCHESTRA SIR M4LCOLM SARGENT Ticktrip fr(,m 2 t ""i - ni?w on wle at iho P.ox Offuc ' tn? R( i Y L ALBERT HALL 'Kcni njvm 2.2- anj a: usual in-ltel aaenu, THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY ROUL FtSMWI HU.I, U!) NEXT, at 8 .S,.mliim N i 'ri Haydn " r J Jc ti the l s.'! nd "" for Soprano. Snlo and Mrictra Richard Amell F irt p-i fi'rmancr i S,i.iim JFNMFfR WVYAN (tenure s'n -Beriloi! ninrnnv v. . m v Beethoven Kf VI Tim HRfOM( ORCHESTRA SIR THOMVS BLtCHAM, Bt 12 h tf j n di Hdl: A Chappell j

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