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Lucia Eperson (soprano)
Gwenyth Bourne (pianoforte)


Soprano: Lucia Eperson
Pianoforte: Gwenyth Bourne
Pianoforte: Lucia Eperson


Conducted by Eric Warr
A brilliant student of the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied the viola and composition, Eric Coates soon found himself in the front rank of players, and was for some years principal viola of the Queen's Hall Orchestra. He was a distinguished chamber music player, too. While still a member of the Queen's Hall Orchestra he had a good deal of his own orchestral music produced at the Promenade and other concerts. Since 1919 Coates has devoted himself to composition and conducting.
His Fantasy The Three Bears ' is well known to listeners. Everybody knows Southey's charming nursery tale and no one will have any difficulty in following the story in the music. ' The Three Bears ' was first performed at the Eastbourne Festival in 1926. Like most of Coates's orchestral pieces, it is ingeniously scored, and modern dance rhythms are skilfully introduced throughout.
Eric Coates will conduct a programme of his own music on Friday (Regional).


Conducted By: Eric Warr
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Eric Coates


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