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THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND

on Regional Programme London

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Conductor, B. WALTON
O'DONNELL
Chief OS-KE-NON-TON
IN writing Rienzi, Wagner admitted that his idea was to be imposing and extravagant in the prevailing grand-opera manner, though he pursued his theme with the sincerity of belief ho had in it. The opera itself would not prove effective if performed today. There are moments in it, but it is for the most part flamboyantly tiresome, and theatrical beyond oven what we are prepared to stand from Wagner. There is some fine resounding music in the Overture, however, and though it leans slightly towards vulgarity in its more opulent melodies, its brassy vigour and fiery strength make the strongest of appeals.

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Conductor:
B. Walton

Regional Programme London

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Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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