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THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Synopsis

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Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor, Eric Fogg
French Composers
Concert Suite in G minor
Rameau, arr. Mottl
1 La Poule (The Hen). 2 Minuet. 3 L'Enharmonique. 4 L'Egyptienne
3.14 Prelude, L'Apres-midi d'un faune (A Faun's Reverie) Debussy
Concerto for small orchestra, Op. 34
Roussel
Debussy's ' L'Apres-midi d'un faune ' is a musical interpretation of a poem by the French poet, Stephane Mallarme. It has been said that the poem is so elusive in meaning, so subtle in its refinements of language, that it is practically untranslatable into another tongue. Debussy's is perhaps the only medium suited to an exposition of the poem.
The poem is concerned with a faun who, waking at dawn in the forest, tries to recall what happened to him before he fell asleep. His musings are confused with visions of nymphs who spent the afternoon with him and the possibility that the whole thing has been a dream coloured with the music of his own flute.

Contributors

Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conductor: Eric Fogg
Unknown: Stephane Mallarme.






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