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ONE SHILLING

MARCH 1944

Trid. Office. M :mtague House RusseJl Square London, W ,C ,1

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Incorporating

VOX, THE RA 0'1 0 CRITIC a n dB R 0 ADC A S T REVIEW

Edited by

COMPTON M'ACKENZIE and CHRISTOPHER STONE

LONDON EDITOR • CECIL POLLARD

Editorial Office: 49 EbrlngtoR ROild Kenton, Harrow

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Sir Henry Wood

On March 3rd Sir Henry celebrated his 75th birthday, and of this long period he has spent no fewer than 56 years as an orchestral conductor. Gen er'ations of British music lovers received their fir st experienc' of fine orchestral playing at the Promenade Concerts. T hese started in 1894 at Queen's Hall. and it is hoped th a t Sir H enry will retain hi s unbroken record by directing th e 50th consecuti" e season this year at the Royal AIbert Hall. As Orga n ist, A('compa n is t , Professo r'. ;tI,d Conductor th e energy of this amazing- fi gure in IIriti sh music is unique, and Columbia are proud to have been associated with Sir Henry \Vood fill' mallY years in prese rvin g, 011 r(,co rd s, many of hi s characteristi c r eadings of orches tra l and oth r mas terpi eces . The foll owing is a bri e f se lec ti o n:

Conducting the B.B.C. Orchestra

Serenade to Music. Vaughan Wi l / ia m s

- LX 757 ·8

Solo ists: lsobe l Bailli e; Stiles Alien; Elsie Suddaby; Eva Turner: ~1 aq~ .1r e t Ba lfou r; Astra D esmond : Muriel Brunskill ; Mary Jarr ed; H eddl e N ~t'ih ; 'vValter Widdop; Pa rry lon es ; Frank T itt erton; Roy H enderson ; Robert Easton; H :1 fOld Wi Oiams; No rman Allin.

Conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra Le Carnaval Romain - Overture. 8.r/ioz ox 982

Conducting the British Symphony Orchestra Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G. 8ach - LX 171

Conducti ng the London Symphony Orchestra Fantasia on British Sea Songs (arr. and orch. by Sir Henry W ood)

OX 954-5

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