Relayed from the National Museum of Wales
National Orchestra of Wales
In a Suite, From the Bavarian Highlands, for Chorus and Orchestra, Elgar recalled one of his holidays, and the two dances, now to be played, are orchestral adaptations made by the Composer himself. The music, dating from the earlier part of his career, very happily represents a side of his art which endeared him to a large public.
Mozart's last three Symphonies, and, by common consent, his greatest three, were written within the short space of less than two months, at a time near the end of his life when he was in poverty, and suffering from what he described to a friend as 'gloomy thoughts' which, he said, he 'must repel with all his might'. The Jupiter, which we are now to hear, is one of these last Symphonies. Why Jupiter? Mozart never called it that. But somebody, apparently, thought it expressed lofty, godlike qualities, and so gave it this name, which is surely not inapt.
There are four Movements - (1) Quick and spirited; (2) Slow, soft and song-like; (3) A gay little Minuet; (4) A Finale, rising to a dazzling climax.
by The German Singers
Relayed from the City Hall
Madrigals, Folk-song Settings, Suites and Canons by Old Masters
We are to have an evening chiefly of early German music, with our own Henry Purcell finely representing our older British music.
Most of the German music is from the sixteenth century. Ludwig Senfl was Master of the Court Music to the Emperor Maximilian I, in the early years of that century. He edited one of the earliest German printed music books, and wrote Masses and songs.
Melchior Frank (or Franck) worked in similar lines of composition a generation later, and also was Master of the Music to nobility. To his particular credit is placed the improvement of accompaniments to songs.
Kommt doch zur Polonaise mit, (Come to the Polonaise)
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