• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: Light Classical Concert

VERA TOWSEY (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Vera Towsey

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: The Unveiling of THE SOMME MEMORIAL, THIEPVAL

by H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, K.G. in the presence of THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
Relayed from THIEPVAL, FRANCE
(For order of Service see facing page)

: A Trial for THE DUNMOW FLITCH

by a Jury of Six Maids and Six Bachelors
According to Ancient Custom
THECLAIMANTSWILL BE SELECTED)
FROM :
Mr. and Mrs. PORTER, Poplar Mr. and Mrs. S. G. NICHOLLS , Axminster
Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW SAMS , Dunmow Relayed from CAUSEWAY MEADOWS,
ÐUNMOW

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. S. G. Nicholls
Unknown: Mrs. Andrew Sams
Judge: Colonel T Gibbons
Counsel for the Flitch: Philip Guedalla, Esq.
Counsel for the Claimants: Edwards. T. Davies, Esq.
Court Chaplain: Rev. P. E. T. Widdrington
Clerk of the Court: H J Smith Esq
Court Usher: John Gibbons, Esq
Foreman of the Jury: C. S. Sutthery Esq.

: The Children's Hour

' From Sunshine to Shadow'
Mary Stuart , Princess and Queen by HELEN DREVER
(From Edinburgh)

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stuart
Unknown: Helen Drever

: Birthdays

: ' The First News '

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: The Foundations of Music

The ITALIAN AND SPANISH SONGS OF WOLF
Sung by WINIFRED RADFORD (Soprano) and SUMNER AUSTIN
(Baritone)
SUMNER AUSTIN
Italian :
Und steht Ihr früh am Morgen auf (When in the early Morning)
Dor Mond hat eine schwere Klag' erhoben
(The Moon hath been most grievously complaining)
Gesegnet sei, clurch dem die
Welt entstund (Give praise to Him through Whom the World)
Nun lass uns Frieden schliessen
(My dearest Life, now let us)
Ein Standchen Euch zu bringen (A Serenade to sing you)
Schon streekt' ich aus im Bolt die müden Ulieder (When Day is done)
Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben sehen (If thou wouldst see thy Lover)
Ihr seid die Allerschonste (Indeed thou art the fairest)
English from tlte translations by Lily Henkel
HUGO WOLF died in 1903, but it is only within recent years that the recognition of his genius has become at all general. Now, however, there are many who declare that he is greater than Schubert, and consequently the greatest of all song-writeis. s. But to rank the very great in order of greatness is almost always unprofitable. To compare and contrast them as artists is better, for Wolf and Schubert had much in common. Both, for example, died young, and although Wolf lived twelve years longer, his period of active composition was shorter even than Schubert's, since Wolf wrote the greater part of his many hundred songs within a stretch of four years. Both of them, too, worked much in the same manner. Wolf would literally become possessed by the poem he was setting, as would Schubert Each composed with feverish, almost inhuman, rapidity, and without pause or hesitation. We have all read of the speed with which Schubert produced his songs, sometimes several in a day. Wolf did the same, and would often keep going in this manner for months at a time.
Where, however, Wolf differed from Schubert and from all his predecessors was that Wolf was at the same time both poet and musician.
He was the first composer to regard the poem as an integral part of the whole and of equal importance with the music, whereas Schubert makes almost the whole of his appeal through the music alone. Wolf, on the other hand, set his poem so that, note for note, bar for bar, and phrase for phrase, the music interpreted 'he poem and the poem supplemented the music. He did not write for the voice accompanied by the piano, but for the voice ond piano as an inseparable whole.
Wolf's greatness lies not only in the beauty of the music of his songs, bat in his supreme faculty of piercing to the very heart of a poem and finding there the music that he sought.

Contributors

Soprano: Winifred Radford
Unknown: Dor Mond
Unknown: Ein Standchen Euch
Unknown: Lily Henkel
Unknown: Hugo Wolf

: ' NEW BOOKS' *

Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY
MR. DESMOND MACCARTHY , literary and dramatic critic, and Editor of Life and Letters, reviews new books in a broadcast causerie made notable by his sympathetic understanding of the moderns and erudite grasp of the classics. He is one of the few modern critics who judges contemporary books and plays by an ideal standard, and praise from him is a safe, if severe, guide to taste.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Desmond MacCarthy
Unknown: Mr. Desmond MacCarthy

: Star Vaudeville

: ' The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: 'OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES'

Miss SUSAN ERTZ: 'The America that isn't in the paper'
HOLLYWOOD and New York, with all the instruments of 'ballyhoo,' films, press, radio and brazen throats, have projected upon the world a picture of American life that may bo true of a vociferous minority, but certainly is not of the majority of its inhabitants.
Miss Susan Ertz , author of ' Now East, Now
West,' ' Madame Clare ,' and other novels, gives an unvarnished account of the American life that is not ' news,' in the second talk of a new and vigorous series.

Contributors

Unknown: Miss Susan Ertz
Unknown: Madame Clare

: A Revival of The First Promenade Concert

Saturday, August 10, 1895
DOROTHY BENNETT
(Soprano)
MARGARET BALFOUR
(Contralto)
THORPE BATES (Baritone)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD

Contributors

Soprano: Dorothy Bennett
Contralto: Margaret Balfour
Baritone: Thorpe Bates
Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood

: DANCE MUSIC

BILLY COTTON and his BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Cotton








About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

This is a historical record of both the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel