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The Wireless String Orchestra

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Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE six Concertos for a single pianoforte with string accompaniment are all comparatively slight works-slight, that is, in dimension. The one in F Minor to be played this evening is in three short movements, of which the first has no indication of the speed at which it should be played, although it is obviously meant as a quick movement. It begins at once with a vigorous tutti. in which the pianoforte is merely reinforcing the strings. Soon, however, the solo part becomes more elaborate, running about in an energetio triplet figure, while the strings play the slightest accompaniment. Only for very brief spaces do the strings again join in unison with the piano.
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The second movement is a Largo, with an elaborate solo part for the pianist's right hand, accompanied by pizzicato strings, and a simple bass for the soloist's left hand. It passes without
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The last movement, a bustling Presto. Like the first movement, it begins with a tutti, and though the soloist is once or twice left almost unsupported, the movement is more equally shared than the first between the pianoforte and the accompanying strings.

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