Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Now universally accepted as having been inspired by Dvorak's interest in the Negro melodies of the United States during the short stay which he made there, the ' New World Symphony was claimed by his fellow countrymen as being thoroughly Bohemian, like the rest of his music. Indeed, they suggested that it might be even more so as embodying something of the home-sickness which Dvorak admittedly felt amid the noise and bustle of New York.
by Leslie Paul from Bangor Cathedral
Ieslie Paul is the younger brother of Reginald Paul , the well-known pianist and pianoforte professor at the Royal Academy of Music, who freauently broadcasts as a soloist and with the Reginald Paul Quartet.
A native of Bangor, Leslie Paul was educated at Clifton College, subsequently going to the Royal Academy and Keble College, Oxford.
Since 1927 he has been organist and choirmaster at Bangor Cathedral.
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