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Milan Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Albergoni: Overture, Nabucco
Rethberg (soprano), Gigli (tenor),
Pinza (bass): Trio — Qual volutta trascorrere (What fever in my blood) (Act 3, I Lombardi)
Rosa Ponselle (soprano) : Ernani, involami (Ernani, take me) (Ernani)
Giuseppe de Luca (baritone), with Alfio Tedesco , Grace Anthony , and the Metropolitan Opera House Chorus and Orchestra: 0 somno Carlo (Ernani)
Rethberg (soprano), Gigli (tenor),
Pinza (bass): Trio, Act 3, Attila
Chorus of the Berlin State Opera:
Fugitives' Chorus (German) (Macbeth)
Gertrud Riinger (soprano): Sleep-
Walking Scene (German) (Macbeth)
Tito Schipa (tenor): Quando !e sere al placido (When on quiet, star-lit evenings) (Luisa Miller )
Milan Symphony Orchestra, Overture, I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)


Rosa Ponselle
Alfio Tedesco
Grace Anthony
Gertrud Riinger
Luisa Miller

John Amadio (flute)
Zara Nelson (violoncello)
John Ticehurst (harpsichord)
It is customary to speak of Buxtehude as a Danish composer. He was, however, born at Helsingborg, Sweden, in 1637. In 1668 he was appointed organist at the Marienkirche, Liibeck, and remained at Liibeck until his death in 1707. Under his regime the city became one of the most important musical centres of Northern Europe.
' As a composer says Pohl,
' Buxtehude's strength lay in his free organ compositions and generally in instrumental music, pure and simple.' In this field he was Bach's immediate forerunner.
Leclair Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764) was one of the most distinguished of French violinists and violin composers. After a period of study in Italy, he returned to Paris in 1728 and for eight years was one of the outstanding musicians both at court and in the then newly-instituted ' Concert Spirituel ', the celebrated concert series which remained one of the most important features of French musical life until the Revolution. But in 1736 he appears to have left the ' Concert Sprituel ' to devote himself to composition and teaching.
Technically Leclair introduced numerous bold innovations in writing for the violin; for instance, the very free employment of double-stops.


John Amadio
Zara Nelson
John Ticehurst
Leclair Jean-Marie Leclair

(Section D)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Douglas Ctarke ' Brigg Fair ' is a Lincolnshire folk song that tells how ' It was the fifth of August, The weather fine and fair,
Unto Brigg Fair I did repair, For love I was inclined.'
For once the course of true love runs smoothly; the singer meet* his sweetheart, takes her ' lily-white hand ' (' and merrily was her heart '), and swears eternal fidelity. That is all.
About the quietly beautiful, lilting melody of the old song , the composer has woven a dreamy orchestral meditation that has long been recognised as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century English music.


Marie Wilson
Conducted By:
Douglas Ctarke

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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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