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Music from France


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A programme of orchestral music presented by Martin Cooper
Martin Cooper, the author of two notable music books-on Gluck and Bizet-was bom in 1910 and educated at Winchester and Oxford.
He continued his musical studies with Wellesz in Vienna. On his return to England he became Assistant Editor of the Royal Geographical Journal and music critic of the London Mercury.
Martin Cooper makes his microphone debut with two talks on French music covering the period from 1870 up to the present day. The extraordinary versatility of the French musical genius can best be understood by the juxtaposition of the more representative examples of the music of Saint-Saens, Vincent d'Indy, and Reynaldo Hahn (June 12). and Ravel, Florent Schmitt, Chabrier, and Milhaud (June 19). The object of the talks is to interest the large number of listeners to whom these composers are mere names, if that, and to try to create a public for a large repertory of orchestral music which is barely represented in the general concert programmes in this country.


Presented By: Martin Cooper
Presented By: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Reynaldo Hahn
Unknown: Florent Schmitt

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