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: Song in the Night

The Station Orchestra
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

In the year that Queen Victoria came to the throne Berlioz completed his Opera, Benvenuto Cellini. Next year he produced it at the Grand Opera in Paris, where it was a complete failure. In 1853 it was given in London, at Covent Garden (when the composer himself conducted it), with no success, although the Overture of the Opera won applause. Berlioz himself says. 'It had a rather extravagant success, whilst everything else during the evening was hissed with a unanimity and an energy that, in themselves, were much to be admired'.


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Song in the Night: The Gwalia Quartet

Marian Kempton (Soprano), Lottie Wakelin (Contralto), David Thomas (Tenor), Talbot Thomas (Baritone)


Soprano: Marian Kempton
Contralto: Lottie Wakelin
Tenor: David Thomas
Baritone: Talbot Thomas

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