A programme selected by Hugh Middlemiss
The BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
A conductor driven from his rostrum by an infuriated crowd, a performance made inaudible by dog-whistles, players breaking down with uncontrolled laughter-such things took place at the first performance of more than one musical work that the world now accepts as a masterpiece. When we listen to this music today we are at a loss to understand why its first reception was so hostile.
Hugh Middlemiss has arranged a programme of music which was a first-night fiasco yet has survived the test of time.
from the Town Hall, Huddersfield
Astra Desmond (contralto)
Harold Williams (baritone)
Chorus Master, Herbert Bardgett
The Huddersfield Choral Society's
Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, Malcolm Sargent
Deborah and Barak Armstrong Gibbs
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