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Led by Harold Jones
Conducted by Alfred Barker
Prince Igor Borodin began the composition of Prince Igor in 1869 ; when he died eighteen years later his masterpiece was still unfinished. Several of the numbers were in a fragmentary state and very little of the opera had been orchestrated ; the Overture had not been put on paper though the composer had frequently played it on the piano to his friends. The completion and orchestration of Prince Igor was undertaken by Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov jointly and a legend has come into existence that Glazunov 'wrote out the Overture entirely from memory of the composer's playing. This is not quite true. What Glazunov actually did was to reconstruct the Overture from the given themes ' nearly according to Borodin's plan '.
Kamarinskaya Glinka wrote the orchestral piece ' Kamarinskaya ' on two folk-songs (a bridal song, and a snatch of evpsy dance-melody from which the composition takes its name) in 1848 for the Governor of Warsaw s private orchestra. Glinka was the least self-conscious of geniuses (or almost-genuises). In composing ' Kamarinskaya ' he had no aim deeper than the killing of boredom during an empty winter ; actually, he was laying the foundation stone of Russian symphonic music.


Unknown: Harold Jones
Conducted By: Alfred Barker
Unknown: Kamarinskaya Glinka

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