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      This world-class orchestra has a full symphonic component, but it began from a modest ensemble called the Cardiff Station Orchestra, which was formed in 1928. This group played from the first day BBC Radio began broadcasting in Wales until 1931, when funding problems forced its disbandment. Among the orchestra's achievements was the first British airing of all of the symphonies by Sibelius. The BBC Welsh Orchestra stepped in to fill the gap in 1935. This group of 20 players, und... Read more

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