Relayed from Crane Hall
THE STATION SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by FREDERICK BROWN
CIMAROSA (1749-1801) was one of the most famous of Italian Operatic Composers. -His work was very well known abroad in his day. In 1787 ho was appointed Chamber Composer to the Empress of Russia, and later became Court Musician to Leopold III of Austria.
The Secret Marriage is his best performed work.
So highly delighted was the Emperor with the first performance of the gay work that he encored the entire Opera-and of course had to be obeyed !
Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra .... Mozart
(Solo Bassoon, ARCHIE CAMDEN)
MOZART wrote, at various times, a number of works for rather unusual combinations of instruments-generally for some particular performer or group of players. He seems to have been the sort of obliging fellow who, to give pleasure to a friend, could and would sit down and write an effective piece for any instrument in existence.
He composed this Bassoon Concerto (numbered
K. 191 in the list of his works) at the age of eighteen, for an amateur player of the instrument, one Baron von Durnitz. It is just a charming light work, giving the soloist admirable opportunities to display his instrument's beauty of tone and agility.
The ' Enigma ' Variations .............. Elgar