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Relayed from the National Museum of Wales

National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)

Rossini, happily remembered as the most modost and good-humoured musician who ever lived, holds his place on the operatic stage of today solely by The Barber of Seville, in spite of its age, one of the best Comic Operas which the world possesses. His serious work, William Tell, is no less worthy of affectionate regard, but except for the Overture, it has apparently disappeared from the present-day theatre. The Overture is, however, evergreen, and bids fair to remain so. It begins, as listeners will remember, with a fine tuneful section for the 'cellos in four parts, popular with 'cello players and with listeners alike. The section which follows describes a great storm among the hills; calm succeeds, and a quiet pastoral scene, and there is a stirring march, these combining to make the Overture picturesque and graphic in a way that the Overtures for the older Italian operas did not by any means always achieve.
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Musicians:
National Orchestra of Wales

Organized by The Countess of Plymouth
On Behalf of The Lord Mayor of London's Mining Area Relief Fund
Relayed from The Assembly Room, City Hall, Cardiff
National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
Leader: Albert Voorsanger
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Contributors

Musicians:
National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra leader:
Albert Voorsanger
Conductor:
Warwick Braithwaite

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