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The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
In Delius's ' A Village Romeo and Juliet' Sali and Viedi are the Romeo and Juliet who have suffered in their love for each other from the bitter enmity of their parents. They meet again after a cruel separation, and, determined to have one day of pleasure together, they go to a neighbouring fair, happy in each other's company. There they are recognised and worried by importunate questions. Anxious to be fully alone, they leave the fair and walk to the Paradise Garden, which is an inn, formerly the manor house of a ruined country estate. The lovely music describes their walk, idyllic, but saturated with a sense of impending tragedy.
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