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: A Light Symphony Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales.

Few composers score a hundred Symphonies. Haydn achieved this feat, but, of course, those were the early days of the Symphony, and, compared with a modern Symphony, many of those, written in the eighteenth-century are simple little trifles.
Still, however simple and unpretentious, Haydn's Symphonies are delightfully fresh and tuneful, as we may well judge from his Symphony in E Flat now to be played.
Like a good miny of Haydn's Symphonies, it has a nickname, but it is not clear why it was called The Philosopher: probably the name links it with some familiar character of the time of its composition, which was about 1764. Haydn had been then for three years in the service of an excellent master, Prince Esterhazy, as Director of Music-a post he was to hold for the rest of his life.

: Organ Recital

by James M. Bell.
Relayed from the New Palace Theatre, Bristol.

Contributors

Organist: James M. Bell

: A Welsh Interlude: Magdalen Morgan Talhearn (1810-1869)

Treuliodd ran fawr o'i oes yn LIoergr ac yii
Ffrainc a daeth yn gydnabyddus â chaneuon rhai o feirdd y ddwy wlad. Fel ceiriog, gwnaeth Talhaeam wasanaeth mawr i Gymru trwy ysgrifennu caneuon ar hen geinciar Cymreig. Y mae llawer iawn o brydferthwch a chywreinrwydd yng nghaneuon goreu Talhaearn a pha ryfedd? Geilw ef ei hun Ddafydd ab Gwilym 'fy meistr.'

: Music and the Orient

The National Orchestra of Wales
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Those who know the Ballet Scheherazade will note that its story is very different from that which Rimsky-Korsakov originally chose for illustration. He selected four of the Arabian Nigfrfs tales as the basis of his work, but did not sot out to illustrate their happenings closely. The Sultana, the bewitching teller of the tales to her lord the Sultan, is represented by a Violin theme of improvisatory stylo, that comes in many times in the course of the Suite.
There are four separate pieces, entitled as follows:-
The Sea and Sinbad's Ship.-Fine, strong music, with the power of the sea in it. The composer's first profession was the Navy, and he knew and could depict all the sea's moods.
The Story of the Kalendar Prince, who, pretending to be a wandering monk, turned out to bo a king's son in disguise. This begins with Bassoon and drone accompaniment. Then Oboe, Strings and Woodwind have this theme in turn. Later, the Clarinet plays cadenzas, with String chords breaking in.
The Young Prince and Princess.- A graceful love episode, with a First Tune of song-like nature and another in dance rhythm. (Clarinet and Side Drum, with, later, more Percussion.)
The Festival at Bagdad. The Sea. Shipwreck.
Conclusion.-There is a fine storm in this.

Contributors

Musicians: The National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

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