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PROMENADE CONCERT

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(Christmas Season, 1932-3)
MAGGIE TEYTE (Soprano)
ARTHUR DE GREEF (Pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Relayed from The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappel and Co., Lid.)
Vaughan Williams has composed three symphonies, but as the earlier ' Sea' Symphony is largely choral, the ' London,' the second in order of composition, becomes the first of the two purely orchestral symphonies, the later one being the Pastoral.' As its name implies, the ' London ' Symphony is an impression of the city; not, however, a descriptive impression in the sense of being constructed on a programme which the listener can follow incident for incident, but a wider survey of the life and spirit of London as they strike a sensitive, observant Londoner. A better title, as the composer has himself said, would be ' Symphony by a Londoner,' an impressionistic record reduced to music of the familiar sights, sounds, and flavour of the city as experienced by any one of its citizens. For example, at the opening of the first movement a slow-moving passage might clearly illustrate the morning haze over the city, the chimes of Westminster, the gradual waking to the energy, bustle and strife of a citizen's working day. The second, the slow movement, is quieter and illustrates an altogether different phase of London life ; while the third movement, the Scherzo, might easily be a picture of London by night-a characteristic blending of gaiety, sadness and mystery. In the fourth movement, the finale, we are brought to realize the majesty and solemn grandeur of the great city.
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Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Vaughan Williams






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