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

Selection "Merrie England" - German
Harold Williams (Baritone) and Orchestra
The Prologue ("I Pagliacci") - Leoncavallo
Suite, "Carmen" - Bizet
The Rhondda Ladies' Choir, conducted by James Davies
Spanish Gipsy Girl - Lassen
My Love dwelt in a Northern Land - Elgar
Heraclitus - Stanford
Dickery, Dickery, Dock - Schartan
"Carnival" Overture - Dvorak

The "Carnival" Overture is part of a larger work consisting of three Overtures which Dvorak intended to be performed at once. As he conceived it, the three were called 'Nature,' 'Life,' and 'Love.' But in this country the second, much better known than either of the others, appears always under the title 'Carnival.'
The Overture begins in a real Carnival spirit with a brisk and joyous theme. The falling fourth which is three times repeated at the end of it becomes the starting point for the next tune, and there is one other, introduced by the viola, which has a large share in the first section. A second main theme appears soon, of rather melancholy character, and thereafter the Overture pursues the customary course, except that the section which is known as the 'working out' is interrupted by a little slow episode in which the flute plays a plaintive melody over a reiterated phrase on the English Horn.


National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra Leader:
Louis Levitus
Warwick Braithwaite
Harold Williams
The Rhondda Ladies' Choir
Choir Conductor:
James Davies

5WA Cardiff

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