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BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult. Frank Titterton and the BBC Chorus
Walton's ' Scapino ' Overture. was composed in 1940 and dedicated to Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in commemoration of its Golden Jubilee. Its full title is ' Scapino, a Comedy Overture after an etching from Jacques Callot 's " Balli di- Sfessania ", 1622 '. Scapino, whose name is derived from the word scappare ' to flee ' or ' escape ', was a famous stock character in the old Italian Comedy : a valet-cicerone and general handyman. If challenged to dagger-play he would take to his heels.
According to Pierre Louis Duchartre in his book on the Italian Comedy he is 'very much like a starling. He skims away, swoops back again, twitters and warbles, pilfers right and left, flies off, but never fails to return. Scapino is bereft of all sense of logic ; he makes confusion of everything he undertakes, and forgets everything except to hold out his hand for a graknty. He is as amorous as the birds in spring, and for him it is spring the whole year round '. 7.35 app. Interval

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult.
Conductor: Frank Titterton
Unknown: Frederick Stock
Unknown: Jacques Callot
Unknown: Pierre Louis Duchartre

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