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Quintette Instrumental de Paris,
Rene le Roy (flute), Pierre Jamet (harp), Rene Bas (violin), Pierre Grout (viola), Roger Boulme (violoncello) : Sonata for flute and strings (Scarlatti)—1 Allegro moderato ed adagio. 2 Fugue. 3 Largo. 4 Allegro
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel : Divertimento in D, (K. 136) (Mozart)—1 Allegro. 2 Andante. 3 Presto. 4 Allegro
Quintet Instrumental de Paris :
Suite for flute, violin, viola, violoncello, and harp, Op. 91 (d'Indy)-1 Entree en sonate. 2 Air desuet. 3 Sarabande. 4 Farandole variée


Rene Le Roy
Pierre Jamet
Rene Bas
Pierre Grout
Roger Boulme
Boyd Neel
Conducted By:
Boyd Neel

New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Toscanini: Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's Dream) (Mendelssohn)
Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Italian Symphony (No. 4 in A) (Mendelssohn)—1 Allegro vivace. 2 Andante con moto. 3 Con moto moderato. 4 Saltarello

It is a curious fact that Mendelssohn complained that the 'Italian' Symphony, completed in 1831, cost him some of the bitterest moments in his life, and in consequence it was not published until after his death, in 1847. Yet it is one of his finest works, perfect in workmanship and full of melodic charm and vital energy. We may 'safely conclude', says Sir Donald Tovey, 'that Mendelssohn's own dissatisfaction with the "Italian Symphony" is rather an objection to the laws of human growth than the recognition of defects that self-criticism and revision can remedy. Certainly in the first three movements every bar and every note is in the right place, except for one tiny oversight in the slow movement which only a mistaken piety would leave uncorrected... As to the finale, no defect is discoverable; but we can imagine that Mendelssohn could have wished to broaden its design towards the end'. Despite the excellence of this last movement, Mendelssohn had intended to revise it.

(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Olive Groves (soprano)
Fraser-Simson's ballet The Nightingale and the Rose was inspired by Oscar Wilde 's story of the same title, which tells of the little nightingale who, by singing until the rose-thorn pierces his breast, makes a red rose for his friend, the student, to present to his lady-all too late, for the lady has found a lover with silver buckles on his shoes.


Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Oscar Wilde

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