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A Light Classical Concert


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Olive DYER (soprano)
Dorothy Churton (violin); Gerald Emms (violin) ; Nora Wilson (viola);
Edith Churton (violoncello) QUARTET
Quartet No. 2, La oracion del torero
(The Toreador's Prayer) .... Turina
In dimensions ' The Toreador's Prayer Quartet is a minor work of the Spanish composer, Joaquin Turina , whose chamber music marks him as perhaps the most important composer of that form of writing today in Spain. The subject, however, ' The Toreador's Prayer ', is a picturesque one. Attached to every bull-ring in Spain is a private chapel for the use of bull-fighters. A toreador before he makes his entrance into the ring enters this chapel and offers up a prayer for his success and safe return. This is a solemn ritual in the dangerous life of the bull-fighter and one that he never misses. This short movement, which was originally written for four lutes, is a musical interpretation of a moving moment.


Violin: Dorothy Churton
Violin: Gerald Emms
Violin: Nora Wilson
Viola: Edith Churton
Unknown: Joaquin Turina

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