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BBC Promenade Concert

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Relayed from the Queen's Hall
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Last Concert of the Season
Sir Henry Wood and his Symphony Orchestra
Elsie Suddaby (Soprano)
Keith Falkner (Bass-Baritone)
Seymour Whinyates (Violin)

In the First Movement of this Concerto (Very quick, impassioned) there are two main themes. The first is given out at once, at a high pitch, by the Solo Violin. The Second (which is delayed for some time) is a placid melody played by a quartet of Flutes and Clarinets (Clarinets at first on the top), whilst below, the Soloist sustains his lowest note.
Most of the Movement is made out of these two tunes. At the end, if there is on break, a Bassoon is left suspended on a long-held note, which leads into-
The Second Movement (Moving gently). This is a sort of exalted ' Song without Words.'
Following on the Second Movement there is a passage of meditation and indecision for Strings (led by the Soloist), then, with a preliminary fanfare, we are plunged into the exuberant, dancing Finale.
THOSE who know the Ballet Scheherazade will note that its story is very different from that which Rimsky-Korsakov originally chose for illustration. He selected four of the Arabian Nights tales as the basis of his work, but did not set out to illustrate their happenings closely. The Sultana, the bewitching teller of the tales to her lord the Sultan, is represented by a Violin theme of improvisatory style, that comes in many times in the course of the Suite.
The four separate pieces are entitled:—
The Sea and Sinbad's Ship; The Story of the Kalendar Prince; The Young Prince and Princess and (a) The Festival at Bagdad; (b) The Sea; Shipwreck. Conclusion. There is a fine storm in this.

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BBC Promenade Concert

5XX Daventry, 6 October 1928 20.00






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