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It says "use the most common form of the name". Sometimes it's spelt out in full, but here are some places where just the short name is used - , , , . It's clear that they expect their readers to know without further explanation what this "Nocturne" is all about, and what its forces are. He wrote no other piece of music with this title, so there's no disambiguatory issue. -- Jack of Oz[your turn] 23:30, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
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Gerald English's name is associated with a "premiere" of this work with Sir John Barbirolli and the Hallé Orchestra (see ).
It certainly can't be the world premiere, which was by Pears with the BBC SO under Schwarz.
It may have been the Australian premiere, as I think the Hallé toured here in the early 1950s (too early) and maybe at other times when Barbirolli was still alive (after his death they toured in 1981 under James Loughran). Barbirolli definitely conducted in Australia not with the Hallé, but I cannot confirm he ever conducted the Hallé Orchestra in Australia.
I'm thinking the claim may refer to the world premiere recording, perhaps, although I know Pears and Britten recorded it in 1959, the year after the WP performance and I always assumed theirs was the WP recording. Also, I can find no confirmation that Barbirolli ever recorded the Nocturne at all.
It may just have been the first time the Hallé ever performed the work. Hardly a huge peg on which to hang one's hat.
Does anyone know what the Gerald English claim actually refers to? -- ♬ Jack of Oz ♬ [your turn] 03:06, 31 May 2012 (UTC)