The SPA PIANOFORTE Trio, directed by EDNA WILLOUGHBY
BEETHOVEN was twenty-five before he published his Opus 1. This consists of three Pianoforte Trios, of which we are to hear the first. This has the usual four Movements, the first genial and expansive, the second graceful and suave, if not very deep in feeling, the third a sportive Scherzo (in place of the Minuet of the Haydn-Mozart fashion), and the last a piece abounding in joy, as of an athlete trained for a race, and delighting in the use of his supple limbs.
THE first and best-known of Schumann's Trios for Piano,
Violin and Violoncello is in four movements. The FIRST is energetic and fervent. The SECOND is a brisk Scherzo, with a quieter middle part. The THIRD MOVEMENT is slow; Schumann himself describes it by asking that it shall be played 'with intimate feeling'; whilst the LAST MOVEMENT, he directs, is to be performed ' with fire.'
Leader, Boris PECKER
Conducted by JOHN BARBIROLLI
Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 6, No. 3
Corelli, arr. R. Erlbach
Largo ; Grave ; Vivace ; Allegro
ARCANGELO CORELLI (1653-1713) was one of the founders of the modem art of the violin. Both in his playing and in his compositions he set a model of dignity and grace which became the tradition of the ' Corelli ' school of violinists and viotm playing in Italy, a tradition which ruled the whole violin world until the virtuoso or 'fire-work' school broke away in rivalry.
Corelli's ' Great Concertos '
(Concerti grossi) are similar in their general planning and instrumental grouping to those of Handel, which have often been represented in radio programmes and described in these columns. The stringed orchestra for which t&ey are designed consists of a small group that often works independently in a manner akin to that of solo playing and a larger group that acts in support.
Certain differences in ancient and modern practice give scope for the re-editing of these works.
It is a modem re-editing of the C Minor Concerto that is now to be given, as far as is known, for the first time. The work has four Movements, of which two are slow and two quick.
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