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THE BBC ORCHESTRA

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(Section D)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Albert Sammons (violin)
Bernard Shore (viola)
(First Performance)
(Conducted by the Composer)
Stanley Wilson was only fifteen when he won an open scholarship for composition at the Royal College of Music, where he studied under Sir
Charles Stanford. After he left the College he was appointed music master at Ipswich School. Among Mr. Wilson's compositions are a Piano Concerto, which was first performed at a Promenade Concert in 1929, and a 'Skye Symphony', which was first performed at a studio concert in the same year, both of which were conducted by the composer himself, and the present Concerto for violin, viola, and orchestra.
Richard Strauss 's opera Intermezzo, described as ' a bourgeois comedy with symphonic entr'actes ', was completed at Buenos Aires in August, 1923, and produced at the Staatsschauspielhaus, Dresden, in November, 1924. The libretto, written by Strauss himself, is based on an incident that had occurred in his own married life many years earlier, a comic affair of baseless jealousy that might easily have had a tragic ending.
In Intermezzo Strauss has tackled, and perhaps solved, the problem of modern German comic opera. The Mastersingers, glorious as it is, set German comic opera on the wrong path, a too symphonic path. In Intermezzo Strauss has deliberately restored a lighter texture and a lighter, swifter handling of the text, the symphonic element being concentrated in the orchestral interludes.

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Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Violin: Albert Sammons
Viola: Bernard Shore
Unknown: Stanley Wilson
Unknown: Charles Stanford.
Unknown: Richard Strauss

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