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The Choral and Orchestral


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Union of Glasgow Orchestral Concert
Relayed from
St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow
The story of the Flying Dutchman is based on the picturesque legend of a Dutch sea-captain who, encountering a furious gale while he was trying to round the Cape of Good Hope, swore that he would achieve his purpose though it took him all eternity. The devil, overhearing, took him at his word and condemned him to sail the seas until the Day of Judgment. Only a woman, whose love would last until death, could release him ; so, as the sole concession to the awful severity of his punishment, he is permitted to go ashore once in every seven years in order that he may seek and win such a woman. The opera opens just at the end of one of these seven-year terms, and the Overture, with its vivid picture of storm-tossed seas, sets the scene and prepares the listener.


Leader: David McCallum
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Soprano: Isobel Baillie

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