THE STATION ORCHESTRA, Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
WINIFRED Bury (Soprano) SYDNEY COLTHAM (Tonor)
THE FIRST MOVEMENT has a slow, gloomy
Introduction, and the First Main Tune (an expansion of the opening Bassoon theme) stamps the whole Movement with its despairing character. The Second Main Tune is soft, graceful and tender, but the sad mood returns, and the Movement fades away to nothing.
WHEN Beethoven wrote his ' 'Pastoral' Symphony he was at great pains to have it understood as (to use his own words) ' more expression of feeling than painting.' The ' 'Storm' music, however, is thoroughly realistic. It forms the Fourth Movement of the Symphony, interrupting a eountry-dance-like Movement that suggests ' A Villago Festival.'
The thunder is sometimes violent
(loud Drumrolls), sometimes a mere rumble (lower Strings). The Upper Woodwind helps to suggest lightning.
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