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FROM THEPROMENADE CONCERT

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at Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Lid.)
Stiles-Allen (soprano)
Pouishnoff (pianoforte)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
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.
Solo pianoforte, POUISHNOFF
Like several other of Russia's most distinguished composers, Glazunov, who died in 1936, had a curious career. In the 'eighties, as a young man, he was the rising hope of the nationalists ; in the 'nineties he came under the influence of Brahms and other Western composers. Until about 1904 he composed prolifically ; after that, during the remaining thirty-two years of his life, he produced only a few comparatively unimportant works (perhaps because his duties as head of the Petersburg Conservatoire left him little leisure).
This Piano Concerto, finished in 1911 and dedicated to Leopold Godowskv. was his last important work. It is in two movements, the second consisting of a theme and nine variations, a form of which Glazunov was a master.
Tickets can be obtained from Broadcasting House, W.1, Queen's Hall, and the usual agents

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Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Unknown: Stephane Mallarme.
Unknown: Leopold Godowskv.

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