THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS NAPLES has always rejoiced in its own particular blend of folk-music, gay and sparkling, as is only natural. But apart from that, it was a great centre of cultivated music as long ago as the middle of the fifteenth century. Its early schools of music were not only the first in Europe, but were adopted as models throughout Italy and eventually all over Europe. Its four Conservatorios wore originally charitable institutions, designed for the care
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THOUGH all Denza's other music should one day be forgotten, he will probably be remembered as long as songs are sung by this merry air which all the world knows. It has passed so completely into the realm of popular things that the great Richard Strauss imagined it to be a real folk-song, and as such, made use of it in his Suite for Orchestra, ' From Italy.' Denza was one of the Directors of the London Academy of Music and a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, for a good many years.
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