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Leamington Spa


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The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Overture, Patrie
8.12 Bohemian Scenes from The Fair
Maid of Perth
8.24 Suite No. 1, from Carmen
1 Prelude
2 Aragonaise 3 Intermezzo
4 Les Dragons d'Alcala 5 Final (Les Toreadors)
Georges Bizet wrote several operas before he made his great success with Carmen. Among the earlier of these was one entitled La Jolie Fille de Perth, founded on Sir Walter Scott 's novel ' The Fair Maid of Perth '. It was produced at Paris in December, 1867, but it was not very favourably received. Bizet, himself, was not particularly happy about it. He did not like the novel, but felt it was good material for operatic treatment. Such of the music as has survived is to be found in the ballet music, some of which was afterwards used in Carmen and has been considered part of that opera ever since.


Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Georges Bizet
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott


An arrangement of the poems of A. E. Housman
Mary Tinley and Godfrey Baseley


Unknown: A. E. Housman
Unknown: Mary Tinley
Unknown: Godfrey Baseley


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