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SUNDAY EVENING CONCERT

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(Ninth Season-4)
Clifford Curzon (pianoforte)
The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Elgar's' Cockaigne' overture is a musical picture of London and Londoners. In this work Elgar has mirrored the varied characteristics of the city's life and has recorded the beating of the city's heart. The dignity of London, its gaiety, its citizens, from the pairs of lovers in the park to the whistling street urchin, the Guard's band on the march, the Salvation Army, the quiet of a City church, the bustle of the streets-all are set forth in the music.
(Solo pianoforte, CLIFFORD CURZON )
Strauss's Burlesque was written at the age of twenty-one, when the composer was assistant conductor at Meiningen, under von Billow. He dedicated it to von Büllow in the hope that that great pianist and conductor would play it, but von Biilow did not appear to be impressed, so after a few years Strauss re-dedicated it to Eugen d'Albert. It received its first performance in 1890 in a programme that also included the nrst performance of Strauss's ' Death and Transfiguration '.
The Burlesque is a charming little work, deftly and brilliantly written for the solo instrument and scored with great clarity and neatness.

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Pianoforte: Clifford Curzon
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Pianoforte: Clifford Curzon

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