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Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo harp, Marie Korchinska from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Percy Whitlock 's Overture, 'The Feast of St. Benedict', is intended to express the spirit of a Continental carnival, and the three main themes are intended to represent festivity, love, religious feeling
Harp Concerto in B flat Handel
Symphony No. 4, in E minor
1 Allegro non troppo. 2 Andante moderato. 3 Allegro giocoso. 4 Allegro energico e passionato
Despite the fact that Brahms's four symphonies differ from each other both in emotional impulse and in various details of design, they are aesthetically of equal importance and belong to a symphonic style that may be described as romantic, though cast in a classical mould. The Symphony No. 4, in E minor, is as lyrical and romantic in expression as most contemporary music of the time. But whereas so many of Brahms's contemporaries relied a great deal on a resplendent use of orchestral colouring to impress their ideas upon the listener, Brahms with a certain austerity allows the effect of his music to depend on its actual content and not upon its dressing.
Many admirers of Brahms consider the E minor Symphony the greatest of the four, but this is largely a matter of personal taste. Certainly its last movement is one of the greatest achievements in symphonic music-it is in passacaglia form: a set of variations on an eight-bar phrase.
Introduction and Allegro for Harp and orchestra...........................Ravel
Slavonic Rhapsody (No. 2), in G minor


Marie Korchinska
Percy Whitlock

National Programme Daventry

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National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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