THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
KEITH FALKNER (Baritone)
FRANK CANTELL (Violin)
ARTHUR KENNEDY (Viola)
LESS well known than another
Symphonic Concertante, which was written in Paris, although never played there, this one is a more mature work. Mozart was only twenty-three when he composed it, but already he had known something of life's tragedy, as well as of its brighter side. Only a year before his mother had died in his arms far from home amidst strangers, in Paris, and the lady to whom he had lost his heart had married another. He came back from the ill-fated Paris visit to his native Salsburg at the beginning of 1779, and took up the duties of organist and Kapellmeister (Master of the Music) to the Court and the Cathedral. But he had no groat pleasure in his duties, and they were by no means generously rewarded.
Nevertheless, he was as industrious as ever in composition and produced much fine work, which includes two masses and other church pieces, three symphonies and a concerto, besideu other instrumental music, and this attractive work for solo violin and viola with orchestra.
Although not quite on the same imposing scale as his later symphonies, it is genuine Mozart, inspired by all his grace and wonderful
, gift of melody.
Conducted by CANON Guy ROGERS , M.C.
Relayed j'rom ST. MARTIN'S PARISH CHURCH,
Order of Service
Hymn, ' Our Fathers built this City!
Prayers for the City, its Government and Citizens
Hymn, 'When through the whirl of wheels'
(Songs of Praise, No. 399)
Hymn, 'Rise up, ° Men of God ' Songs of Praise,
Organist and Master of Choristers,
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