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(Section D)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Symphonic poem, The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109.......Dvořák
The folk tale that provided the basis of Dvorak's symphonic poem ' The Golden Spinning-Wheel ' contains elements common to the folklore of many nations. A king, tired from his hunting, is given drink by a beautiful peasant girl whom he finds spinning in a cottage and with whom he falls in love. But a wicked step-mother kills and mutilates the girl and substitutes her own daughter, who is her exact double.
The king marries the wrong girl and soon goes off to the wars. In his absence a good magician sends to the castle a golden spinning-wheel of which the price is ' two feet '. The young queen wants it and her wicked mother gives for it the feet of the murdered stepdaughter. With a golden spindle and distaff the magician then buys back the rest of the body, which he restores to life.
The king returns and the queen proudly shows him her new spinning-wheel. But when it begins to spin the magic wheel tells the story of the crime. Horrified, the king kills her, rushes out into the forest, finds his true love restored to life, and marries her forthwith.


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

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