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It's intermission time now at music calling Cincinnati. We will be back in just a few moments for the second half of the program including a week on the russkie remedy to the victims of Hiroshima and Beethoven's Wellington's victory or the Battle of the toady our purpose in life is one we pause now 10 seconds for station identification. This is National Public Radio. We're back now in Music Hall in Cincinnati. Ready for the second half of the program. Which includes the Penderecki. Threnody for string instruments and Beethoven's Wellington's victory. Krzysztof Penderecki is one of the leading figures in the world of avant garde music he was born in Poland in one thousand thirty three is regarded as the leader of the
police school quite an influential school in music today. This 308 is dedicated to the victims of Hiroshima. It's already a classic of modern Polish music. It's for string instruments and the instruments are set the task of creating a stream of energy which is subject to face ache variations. That is they do not play notes so much as they do taking off from where bar talk began using the other elements of sound and noise that are possible to be made by stringed instruments to create a series of tensions and release of tensions tone colors going into other tone colors. The instrumentalists are asked to play as high as possible on the string with the bowed just below where the finger is. It's very difficult to describe sound. Very intriguing to see although in the view of some seeing it performed takes away some of the impact of the music. They're also asked to.
Bowl below the bridge of the instrument giving a very indeterminate pitch and quite a few places Penderecki has tone clusters on the strings that is all the notes. Within a certain range are being sounded at once and these tone clusters go from one to the other very slowly. And very intriguingly. It's a work more to be experienced than to be analyzed and so it's somewhat difficult to tell you about it from that respect. But it is a very powerful work. It appears to capture quite well the. Feelings of the composer. Has he thought apparently of the victims of Hiroshima. And the strings of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra are onstage now awaiting the arrival of a consult. For the first part of the program. And the audience has been asked to withhold their applause at the end of
this work. Since it is dedicated in this performance also to those victims of Hiroshima. This is one of the few works of avant garde music which has received quite a favorable response from audiences even though Penderecki did not compromise in any way. He was not trying to write a popular work but it has turned out that way and has found many new listeners for the poli school of contemporary music and Russki since writing this has written quite a few other works which have received very interesting reviews at least Sigman Efrem the concertmaster now tuning the strings of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. And now we're awaiting the reappearance of Eric
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by Krzysztof Penderecki. Every quinze all conducting the strings of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. There will be quite a bit of movement on the stage now as we prepare for the final number on tonight's program. That is Wellington's victory. By Beethoven Opus 91. Also known as the party love. This today is looked on as quite a superficial piece of music yet in its time it was around great success. And this is evident from the fact that the Vienna publisher Steiner not only brought out the score as well as the orchestral parts quite unusual in itself but also published the music in six different arrangements from piano solo up to complete Turkish music that is. Wind and percussion band. And the premiere itself was quite an occasion. The Seventh Symphony also received its first performance part of a concert given for the benefit of the Austrian in Bavaria and soldiers wounded at the Battle of the now. The leading
musicians in Vienna took part. Chapin zigged my Sega Romberg are among the string players Himalayan Meyerbeer played tympani Meyer there always came in after the beat much to Beethoven's annoyance. The 19 year old Moshe would play the cymbals while Beethoven's teacher saw the alley with C Boni that the artillery. They controlled the vitals and the giant drums. I think you want to hear some real artillery in this performance. Back staging as we call. This is absolute program music that is Beethoven had in mind dividing the orchestra into opposing armies with the British on stage right in the French front stage left. First the armies introduce themselves musically. A drum tattoo is heard from the British camp in the distance and builds to a thundering roar. The orchestra plays Rule Britannia. The French from their side respond with a drum and trumpet fanfare ushering Malbrouck goes off to war which we know as the bear went over the mountain or for him. He's a jolly good fellow. The
French Then song to try to challenge the British who talked with higher pitched trumpets for the orchestra takes over when the battle begins. Attended by the firing of cannon and muskets the French army eventually comes to a halt with a version in minor key of the Malbrouck tune and the orchestra then works up a tremendous victory finale including God Save the King. The orchestra is now in place. Every console on the podium again to conduct Wellington's victory over the battle of the tortilla by Beethoven. But. The thing. The end.
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Thank you thank you. Thank you. Thank Wellington's victory for all the battle of Vitoria of Opus 91 environ look very good fun Beethoven. And it appears to them as much a crowd pleaser at this performance as it was at its first performance. Very becoming quite expert in doing artillery for the past two summers the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has appeared at the new Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati and the 1812 Overture has been performed complete with cannon fire with guns all conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Beethoven's Wellington's victory.
The orchestra both sides over to the French and the English victorious at least in this performance. This has been another concert in the 1970 71 series by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Thomas Schippers music director Eric Prince all the resident conductor conducting today's performances we've heard a couple of skis call us pretty and sweet the Algarve Cello Concerto with Dr. Linda Gray and directs PS Threnody for string instruments and finally Wellington's victory by Beethoven. These concerts were recorded for National Public Radio by W.G. U.S. the University of Cincinnati station and are made possible by the cooperation of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra the Cincinnati musicians Association and national public radio recording and production by David Thompson and your announcer Myron ballot. This is
National Public Radio.
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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1971
Episode Number
#6 (Reel 2)
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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This series features live performances from the 1971 season by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra .
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Performing Group: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 71-42-6 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:53:52
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