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The BBC Northern Orchestra


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Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Suite, La Cigale (The Grasshopper)
1 Waltz, Whirlwind. 2 Cantabile (The Divine Kiss). 3 Variations (By Moonlight). 4 Old Carol and Grasshoppers' Dance
Though bearing a late opus-number, Mendelssohn's so-called 'Trumpet Overture' is an early work - earlier even than that to A Midsummer Night's Dream - dating from the autumn of 1825, when the composer was only sixteen. It was first performed at a concert in Berlin on November 2 of that year, when the young composer also played the piano part in Beethoven's Choral Fantasia.
The overture was a special favourite of the composer's father, who said he would like to hear it when the time came for him to die. It long remained in manuscript-the Royal Philharmonic library contains a copy with corrections made by the composer - and was not published until many years after Mendelssohn's death.


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark

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