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: The Daily Service

(Relayed from Daventry)
(to 10.30)

: A Symphony Concert

Relayed from The National Museum of Wales

National Orchestra of Wales
Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru

(to 14.00)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin); Ronald Harding (Violoncello); Hubert Pengelly (Pianoforte)


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Ronald Harding
Pianist: Hubert Pengelly

: West Regional News

9.20 S.B. from London

: A Light Orchestral Concert

National Orchestra of Wales
Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Sir Edward German made his first public appearances as a solo violinist in his native town of Whitchurch, and at the age of eighteen began his musical studies in earnest at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He had a distinguished career as a student, leaving the Academy in 1887, at the ago of twenty-five, as an Associate.
For the next few years the theatre claimed a large share of his work, and he acted for a time as conductor at the Globe. Incidental music for plays first brought his name before the public as a composer, and many of his dances and other pieces written originally for productions of Shakespeare, have long ago won universal popularity.
These three dances were part of the music specially composed for the production of Anthony Hope's play Nell Gwyn, which appeared in 1900. Figuring, as they do, constantly in programmes, they are fine examples of his gift for producing music at once admirably suited to its subject, and so graceful and pleasing of itself as to be thoroughly enjoyable, apart from its context.

The Elfin Artist (Noyes)
The Fighting Temeraire (Sir Henry Newbolt)
Market Square (A. A. Milne)

Gounod's Overture 'Mireille,' which in English we call 'Mirella,' was produced in Paris in 1864, and enjoyed quite a popular success. It has fallen into something of oblivion and now only its melodious Overture is at all well-known. The opera tells of the course of true love running far from smoothly, and ending in the lovers' union too late. Mirella and her sweetheart Vincent find each other and win consent to their wedding only for her to die in a mystic ecstasy. The tragic end of the story would hardly be guessed from the Overture. It is full of thoroughly bright and tuneful music, and has always been among the most popular of Gounod's purely instrumental pieces.

(to 23.00)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

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