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Music by Wagner

on Regional Programme Midland

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(Part I)
THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
ORCHESTRA
Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
PHILIP BERTRAM (baritone)
Relayed from
The Town Hall, Birmingham
ORCHESTRA
Overture, Faust
Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
Wagner designed this Faust overture as the first movement of a Faust symphony, the idea of writing which is said to have come to him after hearing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony rehearsed in the Conservatoire. He was then a young man in Paris, heavy with disappointment and very near starvation, and to fit his mood he chose as his subject matter the Faust of Goethe. But nothing of his condition is reflected in the overture (the only part of the original scheme he completed). It is vigorous, illustrative music, and in no sense depicts the composer ' longing for kindly Death and hating life as the text on which the music is based would have us suppose.
PHILIP BERTRAM AND ORCHESTRA
Pogner's Aria (The Mastersingers)
ORCHESTRA
Introduction
Dance of Appren- (The tices Mastersingers)
March of Masters J

Contributors

Conducted By:
Leslie Heward
Baritone:
Philip Bertram
Unknown:
Philip Bertram

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