No copy of the members' card for this season has come to light and the following list was compiled from a cyclostyled sheet giving the programmes for the first part of the season. Can anyone help with the rest?
|Friday Sept. 20th, 1957|
|Friday Oct. 4th, 1957|
|These I have Loved|
|Friday Oct. 18th, 1957|
|Music and Words (See Note 1)|
|Mr. & Mrs. Garbutt (Manchester)|
|Friday Nov. 1st, 1957|
|Humour in Music or Youth and Old Age (See Note 2)|
|Friday Nov. 15th, 1957|
|For Better or Worse|
|Mr. & Mrs. R. Kay (Clitheroe)|
|Friday Nov.. 29th, 1957|
|The Music of Debussy|
|Friday Dec. 13th, 1957|
|Friday Mar.??, 1958|
|A French Romeo & Juliet (See Note 3)|
(1) This and the following programme date from a brief period when an attempt was made to elicit programme details from presenters in advance, so that the information could be circulated to members and former members (in the hope of attracting the latter back). The passage relating to Mr. and Mrs. Garbutt's programme reads as follows:
"Mr. & Mrs. Garbutt of Manchester have entitled their programme 'MUSIC AND WORDS'. The music to be played - Operas, Symphonies, Symphonic Poems and Songs - has associations with literary works, the music being inspired by a play, novel or poem, for example - Grieg's Peer Gynt, Delius' Hassan, Berlioz's Harold in Italy, and Bizet's L'Arlesienne."
(2) The corresponding note for Arthur Mulligan's programme reads:
"A recital by another former Chairman of the Society, Mr. A. Mulligan, entitled 'HUMOUR IN MUSIC' or 'YOUTH AND OLD AGE'. Compositions by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert in their 'teens, and music by Verdi and Vaughan Williams in their 80s".
(3)This programme comprised one work only: Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet Symphony, which was presented complete. Although the work is now much more readily available on records, opportunities to hear it in 1958 were rare indeed
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