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Relayed from the National Museum of Wales
'THE Italian Symphony,' wrote the twenty-one-year-old Mendelssohn to his sisters,
' will be the gayest thing I have yet done.' He seems to have been hugely enjoying an Italian tour at that time, and the Symphony certainly agrees well in its spirit with his ecstatic descriptions of his travels.
The First Movement, quick and active, full of youthful joy, was written in Rome, as also was the Last Movement. This Finale perhaps represents the spirit of the Mid-Lent Carnival which Mendelssohn saw when he was there. At any rate, the chief tunes are all typical lively Italian dance-tunes.


: Stories from
Dickens— ' Nicholas Nickleby'-IV. ' The Wonderful Ingredient,' by Stephen Southwold


Relayed from the New Palace Theatre, Bristol


Assisted by JACK VINCENT
The Revue Artists


Assisted By: Jack Vincent

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