The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler : Overture, Figaro (Mozart)
The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Adrian Boult : Overture, Ruy Bias (Mendelssohn)
The Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conducted by Sir Dan Godfrey : Overture, Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) (Suppe)
The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Adrian Boult : Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai)
Leader, ALFRED CAVE
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
' The Good-Humoured Ladies ' owes its name to the Russian Ballet of Diaghileff, who produced it in 1919 with a plot by Goldoni.
The music is taken from the harpsichord pieces of Domenico Scarlatti. Well suited for such a ballet, it is graceful, lighthearted music, and it has been admirably arranged for this purpose by Tommasini, a modern Italian composer whose work is less known than it deserves to be.
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