The City of Birmingham Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Leslie Heward
QINIGAGLIA, although he is already past his sixtieth year, is holding his own in contemporary Italian music alongside of a young and very enthusiastic school of moderns and even ultra-moderns.
A pupil of Dvorak's, he no doubt acquired from the Bohemian master
Bomothing of his enthusiasm for folk music, and has long been active in the collection and use of the folk tunes of his native Piedmont. His Piedmontese dances appear frequently in concert programmes over the world.
ROBERT MAITLAND, who is of Scottish descent, spent much of his time in Germany, and is an expert on German lieder. These songs of Wolf, with their exquisitely sensitive atmosphere, are admirably suited to his style. They were written directly after the composer had completed his only opera Der Dreispitz. The fit of inspiration lasted until he had set three of the Michel Angelo's sonnets. Then his brain suddenly gave way and it was found necessary to confine him to a mental home.
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