• Short Summary

    The Finnish National Orchestra play Elgar's Cockaigne Overture, plus London street scenes.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now for a topical peep at the celebrated Finnish National Orchestra - Conductor Georg Schneevoight - Filmed in the Queen's Hall, on its recent visit to London. The Orchestra is playing.... THE COCKAIGNE OVERTURE (ELGAR) - In this well-known overture, SIR EDWARD ELGAR has portrayed in music the life of the great Metropolis, with all its varied shades and emotions."

    The Queen's Hall, London.

    Various shots of the Finnish National Orchestra conducted by Georg Schneevoight playing the stirring Cockaigne Overture. Probably a rehearsal although could be actual performance (musicians are all in white tie and tails).

    Nice shots are intercut showing street scenes and sights of London - River Thames with St Paul's Cathedral in background, people walking across a bridge, piling into a market square with barrows, wandering along the river bank, St James's Palace and surrounding area, Tower of London, St Paul's, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, Cenotaph and so on.

    Applause is heard at the end of the piece. Schneevoight takes a bow.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1630.16
    Media URN:
    51931
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:53:00 / 01:32:25:00
    Canister:
    PSP 846

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