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Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
VICTOR HARDING (Baritone)
THE Carnival Overture, which was produced in 1894, fulfils the promise of its title in so joyous a spirit that very little analysis of it can be required. It begins at once with a vigorous tune on the whole strength of the orchestra. hurrying along on swift feet. A broader melody played first by woodwinds and strings, follows the first tune, but very soon the bustling measure of the opening returns. Again a more slowly-moving melody breaks in on it, this time in very quiet mood, but it also gives way quite soon to the carnival spirit of the opening. Then there is a new soction at a more moderate speed, in which there is an organ part, to be replaced at need by the orchestral instruments. But the merriment of the beginning returns finally to wind up tho Overture in the most boisterous good spirits.
OFTEN as listeners have heard Tchaikovsky's merry music from the Ballet The History of Nutcracker, it may be that some have wondered how a nutcracker could be made the hero of any kind of story, or credited with any feelings at all. Tho original hero of the tale was one of those which may still sometimes be seen, fashioned with a rather grotesque human head. The mouth is made to open, and the nut set between the figure's teeth, and by moving the arms of tho cracker, the mouth shuts on the teeth and breaks the nut. Such a figure is much better suited to be the central dancer in a ballet than the more prosaic implement which we in Britain are accustomed to find, arriving with the dessert.
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