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Led by Ernest Element
Conducted by Reginald Burston
Norris Stanley (violin) Lalo's Spanish Symphony is a symphony only in name. Scored for solo violin and orchestra, actually it is a concerto in five movements. The first movement is bold and vigorous, with a brilliant solo part; the second is slighter and almost in jesting mood. It is mainly a solo, with accompaniment by plucked strings. In the third movement the rhythm of the tango is used and the fourth is the only really slow movement, rather solemn in mood. The fifth is a lively Rondo, showing off all the technical possibilities of the soloist. Lalo began his own career as a violinist, and all that he wrote for strings is melodious and what players call ' grateful But he composed a good deal that his fellow-countrymen regard as of real importance: they think of him in France as having blazed the trail for the school of which Debussy, Dukas, and d'Indy were the founders. They all acknowledged his influence, and all paid him the sincere tribute of studying his work deeply: it is recorded that each of them knew by heart his masterpiece, the ballet Namouna, produced in Paris in 1882.


Conducted By: Reginald Burston


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