The BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
PETER SCHMOLL andhisNeighbours was one of the works written in intervals between the restlesswanderings of the Webers, father and son, during the latter's early 'teens. Weber was only fifteen (1801) when ho wrote the Opera, in Salzburg, one of their places of call. It was produced a year or two later, but without success.
The Overture, after a manner common in tlioso days, opens with a slow, dignified Introduction, after which, prances in tho dapper First Main Tune. that alternates for a little with a martial. sounding passage of chords. The Second Main Tune's coming is very clearly announced (also after the fashion of the time) by a flourish, and. after a pause it enters-a smooth melody with a Weberian ' turn ' on its first note (an ornament of four notes-a sort of graceful curl around the principal note).
After thoso ideas have been discussed for a little. we have suddenly some bars of slow music, which, however, only interrupt the gaiety for a few moments. The original speed is resumed and the. Overture worked up to an exciting conclusion.
(Led by JOSEPH, Lewis)
As in the case of the Hymn Singing on Christmas
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