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: An Orchestral Concert

Relayed from The National Museum of Wales
(Relayed to Daventry 5XX)

National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
(Ieader, Louis Levitus)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

The 'Siegfried Idyll' was written first for private performance, as a present to Wagner's wife. It belongs to the period when Siegfried, the third of the four big music dramas of the 'Ring,' was almost completed. Wagner and his wife were living at Triebschen, near Lucerne, and there, in 1869, the son Siegfried was born. It was that auspicious event which inspired his Idyll. Its composition and the rehearsals were kept a secret from Frau Wagner, and performed as a surprise to her outside the villa. Wagner himself conducted, and the faithful Hans Richter took the trumpet part. Scored for a comparatively small orchestra, the little piece is based on themes which are with one exception taken from, the music-drama of Siegfried. The-one exception is an old German Cradle-Song which Wagner introduced with the happiest effect.


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra leader: Louis Levitus
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from The Carlton Restaurant


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: Phantomime

A Ghostly Programme by Dorothy Eaves
Artists: Glyn Eastman, Mary Cardew, Richard Barron, Elsie Eaves, Sidney Evans, Mary Romans, John Rorke, The Station Trio

A winter's evening, a log fire and a family party gathered in an old country house-could any circumstances be more conducive to a ghostly visitation? But fear not, gentle listener, the headless corpse, the clanking chain are not for us - rather the friendly, gentle ghosts of the past.


Writer: Dorothy Eaves
Performer: Glyn Eastman
Performer: Mary Cardew
Performer: Richard Barron
Performer: Elsie Eaves
Performer: Sidney Evans
Performer: Mary Romans
Performer: John Rorke
Musicians: The Station Trio

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