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PROMENADE CONCERT

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from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. ChappellandCo. Ltd.)
Part I
Isobel Baillie (soprano)
William Primrose (viola)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety Players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
The Symphony in E minor, written in 1809, was not actually Sibelius's first symphony, for as early as 1893 he had written a choral symphony, ' Kullervo '. But ' Kullervo' has never been published and is not reckoned in the list of the composer's symphonic compositions.
When Sibelius wrote his E minor Symphony at thirty-four he had not yet completely found his own way. The Symphony is far less austere, far more easily approachable than his later, more mature works. But though romantic and colourful in a vein that Sibelius has long abandoned, it could have been written by no one but him. The striking, passionate chief theme of the first movement, the grim scherzo, the magnificent finale — all bear the stamp of Sibelius's unique mentality. Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax): 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), promenade (payment at doors only) 2s.

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Viola: William Primrose
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood

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