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Friday Midday Concert

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Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers
Lecture Hall, Birmingham
The Birmingham Philharmonic
String Orchestra
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, Johan Hock
Harriet Cohen (pianoforte)
Domenico Cimarosa, an eighteenth-century Neapolitan composer, secured world-wide fame with his operas. His biggest success was The Secret Wedding, which was first performed in 1792 before Leopold II at Vienna, where Cimarosa was at that time Court Kapellmeister. The music of this opera still retains its freshness and brilliance, which are reflected to the full in the Overture. In style Cimarosa's music, with its inexhaustible flow of simple and charming melodies, has much in common with that of Mozart.
Harriet Cohen comes from a musical family. Her father has specialised in the military band and its music, and before she was twelve had taught his daughter how to score for full orchestra. Miss Cohen then went to the Royal Academy of Music and studied under Tobias Matthay and afterwards had a few lessons from Busoni. At the age of seventeen she played before Sir Henry Wood , and he engaged her for the Proms. Among the many distinguished artists with whom she has played are Casals, Tertis, and Sammons.


Johan Hock
Johan Hock
Harriet Cohen
Harriet Cohen
Tobias Matthay
Sir Henry Wood

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