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AN ITALIAN PROGRAMME

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THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
GABY VALLE (Soprano) ; SILVIO SIDELI (Baritone)
THE Conductor-Composer-'Cellist, Mancinelli (1848-1921), for a few years directed the Covent Garden Orchestra, and afterwards that of the Metropolitan Opera House at New York. Ho wrote several Operas, an Oratorio and a Cantata (both of which were produced at the Norwich Festival), and incidental music to Cossa's play Cleopatra. From this we are to hear a March.
THE busy Rossini, with the twenty Operas he wrote in eight years, between 1815 and 1823, contrived to score a great many bull's-eyes. The Thieving Magpie, which came out the year after The Barber, had a very poor libretto, based on one of the distant relations of the 'Jackdaw of Rheims' story.
The Overture, with its exciting Drum-roll opening, is one of the most brilliant of all Rossini's operatic preludes. It was long the Italians' first favourite among all such pieces.
THE GOOD-HUMOURED LADIES is a Ballet produced by Diaghilev's Russian company in 1919. It is based on a plot of Goldoni and on music of Domenico Scarlatti , the Harpsichord virtuoso and composer of much music for his instrument. Most of the music for the Ballet came from the keyboard ' Sonatas' of Scarlatti, Tommasini making some additions in the style of the older composer.

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