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: A Light Orchestral Concert

The National Orchestra of Wales
Ronald Harding (Violoncello)
Relayed from the National Museum of Wales

Liszt was a great lover of the music of the gipsies of Hungary, and made a number of their tunes into Rhapsodies-a term he used, so he said, because he felt that it best expressed the epic element in the gipsies' performances. In his book, The Gipsies and their Mimic in Hungary, he gives a stirring account of such performances. Most of his twenty Rhapsodies were composed on his return in 1839 from a tour abroad, on which occasion a sword of honour was presented to him by Hungarian nobles. They were Piano solos, and Liszt later arranged some for Piano duet, and orchestrated a few.
(to 13.45)


Musicians: The National Orchestra of Wales Cellist: Ronald Harding

: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: The Children's Hour: Why the Rainbow kissed the Earth

A play by Dorothy Coombes.


Writer: Dorothy Coombes
Incidental Music: The Station Trio

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: Writers of Musical Comedy, III: Howard Talbot

The Station Orchestra
Selection from 'Mr. Manhattan'

Wynne Ajello
Little Blue Moon ('The Blue Moon')
O wandering breeze ('The White Chrysanthemum')

March, 'The Carnival'

James Whigham
When the heart is young ('The Boy')
It must be very trying to be mad ('Who's Hooper?')

Selection from 'My Nieces'

Wynne Ajello
Light is my heart as a feather ................ ('The Arcadians')
I like London ............ ('The Arcadians')

Waltz, 'The Girl behind the Counter'

Wynne Ajello and James Whigham
It's nice to be home once more' ('Who's Hooper?')
O that we two were maying ('The Boy')

Selection from 'Young England'

(to 23.00)


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Soprano: Wynne Ajello
Singer: James Whigham

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