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From Birmingham
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by FRANK CANTELL
A a a stage composer, Schubert seems to have been almost a failure. He wrote about sixteen Operas and Operettas-yet how many of these are heard nowadays ?
The Opera Fierrabras was, apparently, never performed at all in its Composer's lifetime.
First there is an almost ominous Introduction which lays the foundation of the Overture. Then a hymn-like tune follows. A tremolo leads to the quick main body of the Overture. Its first theme, broken and rhythmical, is followed after a time by the second (a climax and a lull precede this). From this material some powerfully forceful, dramatic music is built up.

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Conducted By:
Frank Cantell

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

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