BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA leader JOHN BACON conducted by RAE JENKINS
Although the ancestry of the violin can be traced to 5,00ft BC, the instrument as we know it is only a few hundred years old. Its perfection of design and the extent of its interpretative powers are largely the result of the brilliance of the violin makers of 16th-, 17thand early 18th-century Cremona. The instrument they evolved has been a constant source of inspiration to violinists and composers.
Introduced by DILWYN OWEN
Produced by J. ALWYN JONES
Contributors Unknown: Erich Gruenberg
Leader: John Bacon
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Produced By: J. Alwyn Jones