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THE BBC CONCERTS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC-4

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(Twelfth Season)
To be given before an audience in the Concert Hall
Noel Eadie (soprano)
The BBC Orchestra
(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by HERMANN SCHERCHEN
Scherchen served the best possible apprenticeship for conducting by being an orchestral player himself ; he was a viola in the Berlin Philharmonic for some years. After that he went on tour with Schonberg, and in 1914 became conductor of the Symphony Orchestra at Riga, the city which can look back to having had Wagner as one of its orchestral conductors. Scherchen was interned in Russia during the war, and soon after his return to Germany founded a society with the object of producing new music, carrying on at the same time the task of editing the fortnightly paper Melos. At present he edits a musical magazine called Ars Viva, and a few years ago he wrote a very fine book on conducting. More recently he formed his own chamber orchestra.

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Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Hermann Scherchen

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THE BBC CONCERTS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC-4

National Programme Daventry, 7 January 1938 21.20






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