In 1920, he became the first conductor of the City of Birmingham Orchestra, today's City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He conducted an incomplete public performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets suite in Birmingham that same year on 10 October. Only five movements (Mars, Venus, Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter) were played.
He conducted the orchestra in the Paris premiere of Beni Mora on 31 October 1922, the first performance given of any of Holst's works in that capital.
Notes and references
- Greene (1995), p. 89
- Short (1990), p. 204
- Greene, Richard. Holst: The Planets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-45633-9
- Short, Michael. Gustav Holst: The Man and his Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-19-314154-X
- (organization), Jstor (1948). "Appleby Matthews". The Musical Times (Novello) 89: 291. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
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