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The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert



Playing time: 74'27"
Tracks: 16
Booklet pages: 4
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert published on 20 October 2011

Listen: Haydn (arranged Swann): Andante (Surprise Symphony) (track 6, 3:13-4:18)

The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert (Royal Festival Hall, London, 13 November 1956)

1 Speech by Mr T E Bean, General Manager of the Royal Festival Hall

2 Francis Baines: Fanfare
Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music
Francis Baines, conductor

3 Malcolm Arnold: A Grand Grand Overture
Hoffnung (alias Morley College) Symphony Orchestra
Malcolm Arnold, conductor

4 Leopold Mozart: Concerto for Hose-pipe and Strings, third movement
Dennis Brain, hose-pipe
Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra
Norman del Mar, conductor

5 Frranz Reizenstein: Concerto popolare (A Piano Concerto to End All Piano Concertos)
Yvonne Arnaud, piano
Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra
Norman del Mar, conductor

6 Franz Joseph Haydn (arranged by Donald Swann): Andante (Symphony No 94 in G, 'Surprise')
Members of the BBC Music Division
Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Leonard, conductor

7 Speech by Gerard Hoffnung

8 Chopin (arranged for tuba quartet by Daniel Abrams): Mazurka No 47 in A minor, Op 68 No 2

9 Humphrey Searle: Lochinvar for speakers and percussion, to words by Sir Walter Scott
Yvonne Arnaud, speaker
Gerard Hoffnung, speaker
Lawrence Leonard, conductor

Gordon Jacob: Variations on 'Annie Laurie'
10 Theme (Allegro ma non troppo)
11 Variation 1 (Poco inglesemente)
12 Variation 2 (Molto zingaresemente)
13 Variation 3 (Alla gigolo)
14 Variation 4 (Finale: Assai)
Festival Ensemble
Gordon Jacob, conductor

Hoffnung at the Oxford Union, including 'The Bricklayer's Lament' (4 December 1958)

15 Part I
16 Part II


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