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BBC ORCHESTRA

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(Section A) leader Paul Beard
Conducted by Desire Defauw
Howard Ferguson is a young composer and pianist who comes from Northern Ireland. He was a pupil and friend of the late Harold Samuel. His compositions include a Sonata for violin and piano (listeners will have heard the first broadcast performance of this work last Sunday), a Sonata for clarinet and piano, and the ' Partita' for orchestra to be heard this evening, which is one of his most important works. It was broadcast in 1938 for the first time. It is a favourite composition of Desire Defauw and he has conducted it on several occasions with great success in Brussels and elsewhere.
Daphnis and Chloe
Ravel's most successful attempt to use a large canvas was the ballet Daphnis and Chloe written for Diaghilev's Russian Ballet. The second suite is unusually lavish in orchestral colouring and provides an interesting contrast to the economy of treatment displayed in the ' Mother Goose ' suite and elsewhere. The story of the ballet is founded on the famous pastoral by the Greek sophist Longus, who lived during the second or third century B.C. Two English translations have been made, one in 1657 by George Thornley and the other in our own time by George Moore.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Desire Defauw
Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Unknown: Harold Samuel.
Unknown: George Thornley
Unknown: George Moore.

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