Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Gwendoline Parke (pianoforte)
Cherubini's long life overlapped those of Bach's sons and of Tchaikovsky, thus linking up nearly two centuries of music. His own work covered almost as wide a field as that long period suggests, and it is all immensely dignified and sincere, singularly free from any mannerisms or of pandering to the popular taste of his age. Anacreon was an opera-ballet in two acts, produced at the Paris Opera in October, 1803. Only the splendid overture is now known.
8.9 GWENDOLINE FARKE AND
Towards the end of 1840 Robert Schumann married Clara Wieck , the pianist. His warm-hearted admiration for his wife's gifts as a pianist, her devotion to the works which he wrote for her to play, acted and reacted on each other with the happiest results. The first movement of Schumann's Piano Concerto, composed in 1841, was intended at first to stand alone as a Fantasy. Four years later the other two movements were added to complete the concerto as we know it now.
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