Relayed from the Assembly Room, City Hall
National Orchestra of Wales
(Leader, Albert Voorsanger)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
The tune which forms the basis of the whole piece falls into several sections, expressing feelings of tenderness, mysticism, and exaltation. The five variations, in which the Piano and Orchestra carry on a wonderful dialogue of comment upon this theme, are not of the clear-cut older variation style, but, as the word 'symphonic' implies, are fairly elaborate (though quite clear), dignified, and of considerable depth of emotional expression.
A powerful little phrase is thrown out by the Orchestra; the Pianoforte answers with a quiet one. The two parties discuss the matter for a while, then the time changes to three-in-a-bar, and the Strings pluck out a portion of the main tune for the Variations. But the Pianoforte interferes, expounds its opening idea further, and brings in the Orchestra for still more discussion. (All this does not take long,) After a climax, the Pianoforte gives out the tune for variation-a lovely calm melody. The Orchestra joins it, and afterwards come the variations. We shall hear, besides several treatments of the chief tune, references to the Orchestra's opening challenge, and to the Pianoforte's reply to it, the latter theme being changed into a gay dance towards the end.
(9.30 Local Announcements)
Herbert Ware's Trio:
Herbert Ware (Violin); Jenny Ware (Violoncello); Raymond Taylor (Pianoforte)
A Message from Canada
By the Hon. James Malcolm, M.P., Canadian Minister for Trade and Commerce
Canada's Great Gateway on the Sea
A view of Montreal, the port where Canada welcomes its shipping from the Old World. A special Canadian programme will be broadcast from Cardiff Station tonight.