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Promenade Concert

Synopsis

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(Christmas Season, 1932-3)
BEETHOVEN
ISOBEL BAILLIE (Soprano) KEITH FALKNER (Baritone)
LAMOND (Pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Relayed from The Queen's Hall
(Sole Levees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)

Overture, Coriolan
ISOBEL BAILLIE and Orchestra
Hecit. and Aria, Abscheulicher (Thou monstrous
Fiend) (Fidelio)
LAMOND and Orchestra
Concerto No. 3, in C minor
1. Allegro con brio; 2. Largo;
Allegro KElTH FALKNER and Orchestra
In Questa Tomba (In this dark Tomb)
Mit Madeln sich vertragen (With Maidens to agree)
ORCHESTRA
Symphony No.5, in C minor
1. Allegro con brio; 2. Andante con moto; 3 Scherzo and Trio. Allegro: Allegro

This is not, of course, the first time that the C minor Symphony has been included in a 'Beethoven Night.' As a matter of fact, it was first introduced to the Viennese public in just such circumstances. The performance took place at the Theater an der Wien, on December 22, 1808, and the programme consisted entirely of Beethoven's works. It was a long programme, the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, two Pianoforte Trios, the Pianoforte Concerto in G, extracts from the Mass, 'Ah! Perfido,' an extempore Fantasia with Pianoforte, and the Choral Fantasia in which latter work, by the way, there was a breakdown.
The whole performance is recorded as being atrocious. The weather was intensely cold and the theatre was unwarmed, the music was considered difficult to understand in those days and the programme was, of course, abominably long.
In these circumstances, the symphony scarcely had a chance, and the occasion must be written down as one more example of a masterpiece exposed to utter failure at its first performance.

Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], and usual Agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax), 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved),
Promenade (payment at door only), 2s.

Contributors

Baritone: Keith Falkner
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Isobel Baillie






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