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A Light Orchestral Concert


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W. H. SQUIRE (Violoncello)
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL ROSSINI, happily remembered as the most modest and good-humoured musician who ever lived, holds his place on the operatic stage of today solely by The Barber of Seville, in spite of its age, one of the best Comic Operas which the world possesses. His serious work William Tell is no less worthy of affectionate regard, but except for the Overture, it has apparently disappeared from the present-day theatre. The Overture is, however, evergreen, and bids fair to remain so. It begins, as listeners will remember, with a fine tuneful section for the violoncellos in four parts, popular with violoncello players and with listeners alike. The section which follows describes a great storm among the hills ; calm succeeds, and a quiet pastoral scene, and there is a stirring march, these combining to make the Overture both picturesque and graphic.


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A Light Orchestral Concert

5XX Daventry, 7 December 1928 21.35

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