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: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales.
The National Orchestra of Wales

(to 12.45)


Musicians: The National Orchestra of Wales

: Kanaka Recruiting for the Sugar Plantations in Queensland

Mr. Wyndham Earee had the unique experience of being allowed to go on a Kanaka recruiting vessel to the South Sea Islands, and the Government of Queensland permitted him to publish a report.


Speaker: Rev. Wyndham Earee

: Mr. Ernest Baber: South Wales Club Cricket; Mr. Leigh Woods: West of England Sport


Speaker (South Wales Club Cricket): Ernest Baber
Speaker (West of England Sport): Leigh Woods

: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the Assembly Room, City Hall.
The National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

In 1837 Wagner, then a young man of twenty-four, read a German translation of Bulwer Lytton's Rienzi, and determined to push ahead at once with an idea that he had hid in mind for some time-that of writing an Opera on the subject of Rienzi, the Roman hero. With characteristic boldness and lofty imagination he conceived a work on a grandiose scale. That spirit is reflected in the somewhat blatant, pulse-stirring Overture.

Faust and Mephistopheles, taking a walk abroad, come to a village inn, where the folk are dancing after a wedding. Faust instantly falls in love with one of the girls, and Mephistopheles urges him to nsk her for a dance. Taking a fiddle from one of the players, the Evil One declares he will show them how to play. His wild playing sets everyone dancing madly, Faust with his lady amongst them. In the midst of the excitement the two dance out through the open door, and slip away to the woods, pursued by the sound of Mephistopheles' demoniac fiddling.


Musicians: The National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements; Sports Bulletin)
(to 0.00)

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