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: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales

National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)

(to 12.45)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

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: A Concert

Relayed from the Assembly Room, City Hall
National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
Leader: Albert Voorsanger
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Mozart's amazing skill as an infant prodigy pianist, completely overshadowed his attainments as violinist, but there is no doubt that he was a proficient performer. It was his father's wish that he should be able to play the violin well, and as a dutiful son, he applied himself assiduously to practising it. He composed six Violin Concertos as part of his own study of the instrument, and probably played them himself. They are all laid out for small orchestra, and this one, in conventional form, is short as compared with most modern concertos.
There is the usual orchestral Introduction in which both chief tunes are set forth. At the end of it the first theme is once more begun by the orchestra, the violin taking it up from the other strings. When he has the second chief tune he plays it in double notes.
The slow movement is a song-like melody with two closely allied tunes, which is in the hands of the soloist almost all the way through.
The last movement, full of merriment and almost boisterous gaiety, is a Rondo, with the chief tune twice returning after different episodes have interrupted it. The chief tune is begun at once by the soloist and repeated after him, by the orchestra.


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra leader: Albert Voorsanger
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

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