André Previn conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in compositions by Benjamin Britten, Malcolm Arnold, Sir William Walton, and Sir Edward Elgar. "Cockaigne" is subtitled "In London Town."
Arnold began his career as the principal trumpet player for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Previn explains how his time as a musician helped create clarity in his compositions.
Previn conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a rendition of this classical piece.
Britten wrote "Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell," but it is more popularly known as "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." Previn conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in the piece originally commissioned for an educational film.
Previn remembers the classical music piece being played during the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and shares an anecdote about Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence.
Credits: André Previn's Music Night 1977 No. 1
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Andre Previn conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in music by English composers including Elgar's Overture Cockaigne, Arnold's English Dances Nos 1 and 2, Britten's Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, and Walton's Orb and Sceptre.
Length: 50 minutes
Copyright date: ©1977
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