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' Great Melodies' 3-Schumann
Another of Too Soon's Adventures-this time in the Land of Amphibia, by LOUISE BUCHANAN , with incidental music by GEORGE BUCHANAN


Unknown: Louise Buchanan
Music By: George Buchanan


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: 'Y Dinesydd a'r Llywodraeth '

J. ALUN THOMAS , Ph.D., Coleg y
Brifysgol, Bangor
(A Welsh Talk by J. Alun Thomas ,
Ph.D., University College, Bangor)


Unknown: J. Alun Thomas
Talk By: J. Alun Thomas

: A String Orchestral Concert

Relayed from The National Museum of Wales (Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre)
In the early eighteenth century Vivaldi was a leading figure in the Italian world of music, and, both as violinist and composer, left his mark on a good many generations to come. For many years he was in charge of the music at one of the four great schools which gave Venice of that day a pre-eminent place in Europe. The pupils were all religious novices, and the choir and orchestra in each was composed entirely of girls. Dr. Burney, in one of his letters from Venice, writes of such a school as 'nightingales who poured balm into my wounded ears'. Another historian of the time is even more enthusiastic. He says, 'the girls sing like angels: they play the violin, the flute, the organ, the hautboy, the violoncello the bassoon, in short, no instrument is large enough to frighten them'.
Even if none of Vivaldi's music had remained, we should have counted it important for the interest with which Bach studied it; Bach had no time to spare for anything but the best in music. He transcribed no fewer than sixteen of Vivaldi's violin concertos for clavier, and four for organ; but the greatest evidence of his enthusiasm for the Italian master is his gigantic arrangement of a concerto for four violins, for four harpsichords (or pianofortes), and string orchestra. (Soloist, KENNETH ELLIS)


Bass: Kenneth Ellis
Leader: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Reginald Redman
Soloist: Kenneth Ellis>


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