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From Music Hall in Cincinnati another concert by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from the 1970 71 season. This is Myron Bennett. On today's program. Eric Conn's old is the conductor. He's the resident conductor of the Cincinnati city orchestra. He will be conducting the orchestra in the couple of ski suites pull us through on your own. And the Russkies Threnody for string instruments to the victims of Hiroshima. And Wellington's victory by Beethoven. The guest artist on today's program is cellist Jacqueline Du Craig. We begin with the couple left ski. Suite for orchestra from the opera colostrum young 24. This is from an opera and the book on which the opera was based was by the French writer Romainville and. A couple of ski felt that the hero COS was a strong character and that Roland had filled every page with folk spirit optimism and love of life. It was these qualities that he was trying to present and preserve. He was extremely conscientious
in his preliminary study for the work. He made an intensive study of French folk songs for nearly two years. Rowland himself was highly pleased with couple of Steve's work. He felt that the composer had been quite successful in conveying the local color and the nature of the book. The orchestral suite taken from the opera is a lively and exhilarating peaks laws creating the appearance of signal from the country roster in the orchestra. The overture is interesting from the standpoint of rhythm hits in the grand tradition of Russian popular pitchers. And it has occasional quotes from French folk music. The second part that popular is a playback of a peasant festival. The public shows the populace suffering during a plague and the insurrection. The final section works itself up from grumbling beginnings into a fairly bloodthirsty uprising. The opera I had some degree of success when it was first presented but it was felt by the
Soviet authorities that the hero called us was put in an undignified position according to Soviet standards. We're now waiting for Eric. And there he is the young resident conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. We will now hear the suite for orchestra from the opera when I was going on. It was 24 by Dmitri couple FC. Yes.
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The foreman knows there's something about juggling to pray something that puts reviewers and writers about music to their mettle to find something new and wonderful to say about her life said. She performs with a rapturous fury Newsweek reported that she climaxed a cross country tour leaving behind a wake of all the reviews and broken hearts in the Los Angeles Times labeled her Cinderella with an oversized fiddle. And the New York Times wrote she played like an angel. One with extraordinary warmth and sensitivity. The New York World Telegram and Sun commented. So fantastic was the technique so exquisite the tone so profound the mastery of style that one rubbed one's eyes. Mr pray is in her middle 20s quite young to receive such a flattering him graving refuse. But she's worked quite hard to deserve them. As a toddler in Surrey England she heard a cello on the radio and demanded to have one. Of her parents gave her a three quarter sized cello and they encouraged her
enthusiasm for it. Her mother taught piano at the Royal Academy of Music and each day devised a new tune which presented a new technical problem for Jacqueline to master. At six she entered the London cello school and soon appeared publicly for the first time. At times she won an award which entitle two of to six months study in Paris with Paul totally OK. Well it went on from there. And she has been receiving rave reviews ever since. In 1967 she married the gifted Israeli pianist conductor Daniel bottom boy. And together and separately they are some of the finest young artists in the world today. The work that Jacqueline du Pre is going to be performing is the Eldar cello concerto the last of his major works not recognized as one of his most important compositions. It has been compared to the concerto bite for Jacques. It expresses as well as any of his works the end or life of the composer.
Its beginnings were shaky it was given a poor first performance conducted and he was not a brilliant conductor. The orchestra was inadequately rehearsed but following performances soon overcame the shortcomings of its first performance. Although Al Gore uses a full orchestra the orchestration itself is rather sparse. So that's the almost continuous solo part is always heard with the orchestra in the background. There are four movements. They're linked in pairs first and second begin with a cello duster TIV the slow movement leads directly into the finale. The rest of the TIV like phrase occurs in all movements except the third. The principal theme of the first movement is introduced by the viewers. The second movement is in the nature of a perpetual motion introduced by it. It's a kind of version of the cellos opening just during. The adagio is the heart of the concerto. It establishes a mood of meditation. There's no brass here only strings joined by
clarinets bassoons and horns. The finale follows without a perceptible break. The orchestra presumes the Rondo type main subject. The cello Hausen accompanied cadenza and before the concerto awareness there is of course station from the poignant melody of the Adagio. And a final statement of the opening cello master to teach. Now the orchestra tuning. We are waiting for the appearance of juggling to pray. I was a delight to see as much as to hear. This Eldar concerto as one of Mr praise specialties. And as you will hear it will suit her very lyric style and full expressive capabilities.
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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1971
Episode Number
#6 (Reel 1)
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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)
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Duration: 00:45:27
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