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National Educational radio presents a series of broadcasts of regular subscription concerts especially selected from the archives of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recorded by the 100 man organization in its permanent home the beautiful Henry an Edsel Ford Auditorium. Located in Detroit's new and impressive riverfront the civic center. The programs in this series are being produced by the University of Michigan broadcasting service for national educational radio and rugrat in aid from the National Home Library Foundation. And in cooperation with management and the orchestra Committee of the symphony and the Detroit Federation of Musicians concerts in the series of 13 broadcasts will be conducted by 16 Elling. The brilliant young Swedish musician now a prominent musical director and conductor of the orchestra Paul Pillar a distinguished French musician musical director and conductor of the orchestra for 10 years from one thousand fifty two to one hundred sixty two. And now conductor emeritus. And multiple associate conductor.
Hope array conducts today's concert which begins with the performance of the monumental some funny fantastic by Hector bellows. The latter portion of the broadcast will be devoted to the Ricard Strauss tone poem Don Juan. And in conclusion the symphonic poem of the pines of Rome by respect gate. By all standards critical financial in size and in length of season the Detroit Symphony is a major orchestra. Its budget for the 1966 67 season approaches closely the two million dollar mark and its normal performing complement is now one hundred and two musicians. The current season schedule lists some 175 concerts including 40 regular subscription concerts a series of eight Young People's Concerts and a number of school appearances cabaret pops concerts and a number of special concerts in its home. The Henry and Edsel Ford Auditorium. The orchestra is the centerpiece
for the Worcester Massachusetts music festival the oldest festival in the nation and it is the backbone of the Meadow-Brook festival in suburban Oakland County north of Detroit. On a mission of our age musical leadership from one thousand fifty two to one thousand sixty two the orchestra was widely acclaimed during its extensive doors of the nation. And its Mercury classics label recordings on two occasions won the much coveted and drawn preview disc award of France. When Barrios published his some funny fantastic in 1830 he wrote an elaborate and explicit statement of its expression. But many critics feel that entirely too much has been made of the romantic origin and literary program of the work and too little of its purely musical value which after all is what keeps the work in the orchestral repertory 130 years after it was written. One critic facetiously points out that in the war between men and women unconventional weapons I've always been the rule. But he continues even so a full scale Symphony Orchestra is not the kind of weapon
most men would consider to overwhelm a young lady but belly also apparently it was ready to use any tactic to save you how it Smithson an Irish actress who had managed to keep him in alternating joy and misery with considerable emphasis on the latter since their first meeting in one thousand twenty seven was often a fantastic written after a full three years of inconclusive friendship between the two represents the composer's attempts not only to gain and hold a lady's full time attention but to let her know once and for all of his love for her. The symphony bears the subtitled episode in an artist's life. But even without the program the work is of major importance from a purely purely musical standpoint it's a musically epoch making creation for many reasons. Two are especially important. First the composers entirely novel use of the orchestra as a whole and the element of individual instrumental color in particular. In addition critics cite the work as a fine example of a successful attempt to express in music the raw disorderly of the two musically
an avowed elements in the new French romanticism that already have found expression in the nation's literary output. It's often a fantastic also set some sort of record for its sheer length. It's in five sections all given suitable titles by the composer. The opening section is called a rebel raised passions. It's followed by a movement entitled A bog the Third Division is called a country scene followed by the gruesome march to the gallows. The work concludes with Section 5. Dream of a witches sabbath. The orchestra is now on stage and Mr. Tommy is about to begin this evening's concert from the Henrietta to a Ford Auditorium in Detroit where the performance of the monumental some funny fantastic by act about layoffs. One.
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Berlioz, R. Strauss, and Respighi, part 2
Producing Organization
University of Michigan
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program, the second of four parts, presents part of a concert that included performances of pieces by Berlioz, R. Strauss, and Respighi. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Paul Paray.
Series Description
Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert series, recorded at the Ford Auditorium on the Detroit Riverfront.
Broadcast Date
Media type
Conductor: Paray, Paul, 1886-1979
Performing Group: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Producing Organization: University of Michigan
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 66-42-2 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:27:33
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