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: The Daily Service

(Relayed from Daventry)
(to 10.30)

: A Light Orchestral Programme

(Relayed to London and Daventry)
NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES (Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
(Leader, Louis LEVITUS )


Leader: Louis Levitus
Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite

: Dance Music

Don Gabriel and his Embassy Players
Relayed from the The Dansant, Cox's Cafe, Cardiff


Musicians: Don Gabriel and his Embassy Players

: Current Events

A series of talks on the affairs of Wales and the West

: A Russian Programme

Relayed from The Assembly Room, City Hall, Cardiff
National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
(Leader, Louis Levitus)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

The Maid of Pskov was Rimsky-Korsakov's first opera; it was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1873, but was afterwards revised so recently as 1894. The comparative indifference with which the opera itself is regarded is probably the fault of the rather dry nature of the vocal parts, although the orchestral accompaniment has all Rimsky-Korsakov's richness and brilliance, as listeners may hear in this effective number from it. The date of its production has a special interest; it was in that year that Rimsky-Korsakov married the gifted pianist who herself played so important a part in the music of the Russian school.

The story of Kalinnikov's short life is one of heroic struggle, first against bitterly unkind circumstances, and afterwards against failing health. He died at the early age of thirty-five, of consumption, which was largely a result of the privations he had endured as a boy and in his student days. In spite of the tragedy which thus cut short a career of great promise, his work, on the whole, escapes that note of gloom and pessimism which can be heard in so much of the modern Russian music. It is for the most part characterized by a robust sanity and a wholesome vigour, which are of themselves eloquent of his own brave spirit. Comparatively unknown, as yet, in this country, his music is gradually gaining wider recognition, as worthy of a distinguished place beside that of his more famous compatriots.


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

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