5.0 From Regional:
' Tales from the Nordic Sagas'
' The Passing of Sigurd ' by L. DU GARDE PEACH with Hubert Gregg , Eric Anderson , Miriam Adams , Ewart Scott , and Lilian Harrison
5.45 Questions and Answers
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
Jean C. Dick (flute)
Tchaikovsky called Rimsky-Korsakov's Spanish Capriccio a ' colossal masterpiece of instrurnentation ', which assuredly it is, but. referring to the first performance, in 1887, Rimsky-Korsakov says in his memoirs that ' the opinion formed by both critics and the public, that the Capriccio is a magnificently orchestrated piece of music is wrong. The Capriccio is a brilliant composition for orchestra. The change of timbres, the felicitous choice of melodic designs and figura:ion patterns, exactly suiting each kind of instrument, brief virtuoso cadenzas for solo instruments, etc., constitute hen the very essence of the composition and not its garb or orchestration '.
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