RAOUL PUGNO (1852-1914) was far better known, to us in this country, as a pianist than as a composer. After appearing as a child-player, he became, in turn, an organist and professor at the Paris Conservatoire. It was comparatively late (when he was over forty) that he became really well known as a pianist.
The Orchestral Suite we are now to hear is an arrangement for Military Band. Its three pieces are entitled respectively Slow Waltz, Punchinello, and Farandole