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: A Light Symphony Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales
THE sights and sounds of Italy, which country
Mendelssohn visited when he was twenty-one, inspired this Symphony. It has four Movements.
First we have a quick and active Movement, full of youthful joy.
Next follows a rather slow, steadily-moving piece, often called ' The Pilgrims' March'though Mendelssohn never gave it that name.
The Third Movement is a graceful light
The Finale was, like the First Movement, written in Rome. It perhaps represents the spirit of the Mid-Lent Carnival which Mendelssohn saw when he was there. At any rate, its chief tunes are all typical lively Italian dance-tunos.


Relayed from the New Palace Theatre, Bristol

: An Instrumental Concert

FOR a long time Mendelssohn had (as he put it) a Violin Concerto ' swimming about in his head in a shapeless condition.'
At last, after six years, it crystallized, and in making its first appearance in public it became an instantaneous success.
In the FIRST MOVEMENT (Very quick, impassioned) there are two main themes. The first is given out at once, at a high pitch, by the Solo Violin. The Second (which is delayed for some time) is a placid melody played by a quartet of Flutes and Clarinets (Clarinets at first on the top), whilst below, the Soloist sustains his lowest note.
Most of the Movement is made out of those two
Tunes. At the end, if there is no break, a Bassoon is left suspended on a long-held note, which leads into-
The SECOND MOVEMENT (Moving gently).
This is a sort of exalted ' Song without Words.'
Following on the Second Movement there is a passage of meditation and indecision for Strings (led by the Soloist), then, with a preliminary fanfare, we are plunged into the exuberant, dancing Finale.


Leader: Albert Voorsanger
Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite

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