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: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales

National Orchestra of Wales

(to 12.45)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: Mr. Stanley Dark: And that reminds me -


Speaker: Stanley Dark

: Welsh Rugby

L. E. Williams will discuss with W. M. Douglas the possibilities of Welsh Rugby


Speaker: L.E. Williams
Speaker: W.M. Douglas

: Leigh Woods: West of England Sport


Speaker: Leigh Woods

: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the Assembly Room, City Hall
National Orchestra of Wales
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Older listeners will remember the war between Turkey and Serbia which was raging in 1876. A good deal of feeling was aroused among all the Slav races, not least in Russia.
The great Russian pianist, Nicholas Rubinstein, organized a charity concert for the relief of the wounded, and for the occasion Tchaikovsky, who was enthusiastic for the Slavonic cause, wrote this Slavonic March, which, in fact, he sometimes called a 'Russo-Serbian' March.
The opening of the March is very sombre-'in the manner of a funeral march'.
Later, the Russian National Hymn is heard, and the whole ends brilliantly and joyous.
Perhaps it was this sombre opening and joyful ending that made the March such a tremendous success, for people considered that it foretold the victory of the Slavs.


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite

: S.B. from London

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

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