Bicentenary of his birth
2MBS Fine Music Sydney has recognised the magnificence and import of French composer, Édouard Lalo, in a three-part broadcast of his key works. Listen Anytime to these broadcasts from the links below.
Édouard Lalo (b. 27 January 1823) hailed from the Northern French city of Lille. Trained as a violinist, he married a singer who encouraged him to compose for the stage. While Le Roi d’Ys is remembered today, it was not popular at the time, accused of being overly Wagnerian.
For many years, Lalo worked as a violinist and violist in both orchestral and chamber fields. His most popular works are for string soloists with orchestra, especially his Cello concerto and the Symphonie espagnole.
Thomas Beecham had an affinity for Lalo’s Symphony in G minor and this work, as well as many others by Lalo can be heard in our programs that marked the 200th Anniversary of Lalo’s birth.
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