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THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA (Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
NOEL EADIE (Soprano) EDNA ILES (Pianoforte)
ORCHESTRA
Overture to 'II Re Pastore' (' The Shepherd
King')
THE SHEPHERD KING is a short ' music drama ' (Mozart's own title) in two acts.
It was written in honour of the Archduke Maximilian in 1775, when the composer was nineteen.
The plot centres round the determination of Alexander, the great conqueror, to place on the throne of Sidon the son of the last rightful king (who has been brought up as a shepherd). There are the usual love-confusions, and final happy issues, all of which Mozart set to mellifluous music.
NOEL EADIE and Orchestra
Air, ' Infelice, sconsolata' (Unhappy, disconsolate), from ' The Magic Flute'
THIS is one of the two remarkable show-pieces in The Magic Flute, written for the Queen of Night. Here she appears to the young prince Tamino, the hero, and tells him that ho is to rescue her daughter, Pamina, who has been stolen from her. She concludes ' And when as victor I can hail thee, her plighted love be ever thine.'
EDNA ILES and Orchestra
Pianoforte Concerto in D Minor (K. 466)
OF all Mozart's Pianoforte Concertos, this is one of the chief favourites, for its three Movements contain so many and such varied emotions. It has something of the mingled fire and sweetness of the great G Minor Symphony. The very opening of the First Movement prepares us for something deep and significant, which certainly follows. The Slow Movement, which Mozart entitles Romance, is full of grace and light, and the Rondo that ends the Concerto brings back vigour, determination, and a restless energy of soul. ,
NOEL EADIE and Orchestra
Air, ' Gli angui d'inferno ' (The torments of hell) from ' The Magic Flute' ,
THIS is the second of the Queen of Night's great airs, and includes one of the highest notes (commonly known as F in altissimo) that operatic sopranos are ever asked to sing.
ORCHESTRA
Last Movement from ' Parisian '. Symphony
(K.297)

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Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

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