Relayed from The Pavilion, Torquay
CLIFFORD CURZON (pianoforte)
THE TORQUAY MUNICIPAL
ORCHESTRA (speciaUy augmented)
(Leader, HAROLD PETTs)
Conducted by Sir HBNRY WOOD
Edouard La!o's first opera, The King Q/' Ys, includes the scene of an inundation, for it wiM be recalled that in the )egend the city of Ys was submerged in the sea. The subject is a Breton one, and probably attracted Lalo as, a) though he was of Spanish descent, Brittany was his birthplace. The inundation scene is a very remarkable piece of music, and probably contributed to the success of the opera, apart from the overture, which has always been popular in concert ha)Is. Four years ago the opera was broadcast on two occasions from the London studio.
Paderewski has writteh a number of compositions, including a Pianoforte Concerto, a symphony, two operas, and the Polish Fantasia to be performed this evening. This Fantasia is built on original Polish tunes and is a graceful and brilliant tribute to Paderewski's native country.
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