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In aid of The Cardiff Station's Sets for the Sick Fund.
Relayed from The City Hall.
The Augmented Station Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Busfield)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Mendelssohn was asked to write an Overture for Victor Hugo's play, Ruy Blas.
He heartily disliked the work, and put off writing the Overture, but finally made up his mind to do it, and finished the music in less than three days.
In the slow Introduction phrases in the Woodwind (with Brass) and Strings alternate, the latter hinting at the First Main Tune of the Overture proper, which soon dashes off. This may reasonably be taken as a suggestion of the bold, fiery character of the hero of the drama. The solemn Woodwind-and-Brass phrase breaks in again, and then the Second Main Tune enters, starting with soft, detached notes for the Strings. A firm, boldly-marked Third Tune is also heard. On these motifs the Overture is built, the Third Tune being used for the brilliant Coda that ends the Overture.

Kenneth Ellis (Bass) and Orchestra
The Yeoman's Wedding Song .... Poniatowski
The Two Grenadiers......Schumann

John Henry
In Civic Surroundings

The Orchestra
'Nutcracker' Suite Tchaikovsky
Danse Arabe; Danse de la Fee Dragee; Danse Russe 'Trepak'; Valse des Fleurs

Caroline Hatchard (Soprano) and Orchestra
Ernani, Ernani, involami .......... Verdi.

Scovell and Wheldon
The English Syncopated Entertainers

The Orchestra
Dance of the Tumblers
Rimsky-Korsakov

Contributors

Musicians:
The Augmented Station Orchestra
Orchestra leader:
Leonard Busfield
Orchestra conducted by:
Warwick Braithwaite
Bass:
Kenneth Ellis
Performer:
John Henry
Soprano:
Caroline Hatchard
Entertainers:
Scovell and Wheldon

5WA Cardiff

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More