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Sunday Orchestral Concerts


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(Eighth Season - 7)
The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Fritz Busch

Fritz Busch, brother of Adolph Busch the violinist, has held important posts in the opera-houses at Riga, Stuttgart, and Dresden, and in 1918 he conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the festival in honour of Max Reger, his close friend. Among other important engagements, Mr. Busch conducts the Stockholm Concert Society, shares with Malko the conductorship of an important series of public concerts in Copenhagen every season, and is conductor of our own Glyndebourne Opera. For several years Mr. Busch was Music Director of the broadcasting circuit at Stockholm.

Beethoven's Second Symphony
It was not until 1800, when Beethoven was thirty years of age, that he embarked upon his First Symphony in C, which is more or less carefully modelled on the conventional lines followed by his predecessors. In the Second Symphony in D, however, he shows complete mastery over technical problems, and although he still accepts the symphonic pattern of Haydn and Mozart and uses the normal classical orchestra without trombones, the firm and unmistakable signature of Beethoven is apparent throughout, particularly in the fiery first movement. And there is one magical passage near the end of the finale that could have been written by no one else.


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Fritz Busch

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