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The Choral and Orchestral Union of Glasgow Orchestral Concerts

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THE SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA
Leader, T. AITKEN CARTER
Conductor, GEORG SZELL
FREDERIC LAMOND (pianoforte)
From the St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow
Although Frederic Lamond has more or less resided in Germany from the age of fourteen, when, in 1882, he began to study seriously for his career, he is by birth and parentage a Scotsman, born in Glasgow. At the age of twelve he was appointed organist of Laurieston Parish Church ; at seventeen, a credit to his masters, von Bulow and Liszt, he was giving his first important recitals in Berlin and Vienna, and a year later in London. At present he is celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of his first appearance in London with a series of recitals at the Wigmore Hall, in addition to his celebration concert this evening.
Lamond's visits to this country for the last thirty years have been made annually, save for the five years from 1914-1919, and since 1926, when he was soloist in a BBC Symphony Concert relayed from Albert Hall , he has broadcast frequently and regularly.
The modern style of symphonic development, which is shown in its highest form in Sibelius's Fourth Symphony, is the direct outcome of Beethoven's symphonic style. The Symphony No. 5 in C minor is an excellent example, particularly the first movement which is based on the tersest of thematic material (the whole movement is almost entirely built upon the opening rhythmic figure often described as being symbolical of the summons of Fate) and developed with extraordinary imagination.

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Leader: T. Aitken Carter
Conductor: Georg Szell
Pianoforte: Frederic Lamond
Unknown: Frederic Lamond
Unknown: Albert Hall

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The Choral and Orchestral Union of Glasgow Orchestral Concerts

Regional Programme Scotland, 24 November 1936 21.00






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