• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

A SYMPHONY CONCERT

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
From Birmingham
The BIRMINGHAM STUDIO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA: Leader, FRANK CANTELL
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
TOPLISS GREEN (Baritone)
W. A. CLARKE (Bassoon)
AKACREON, or Fugitive Love, belongs to the . early years of last century, when Overtures to Operas largely aimed at ' setting the scene ' in the mind of the listener for what he was to hear and see in the work. Here Cherubini retains the old slow Introduction, but then dashes off into the sort of skittish music befitting a tale of love's complications and intrigues.
MOZART wrote, at various times, a number of works for rather unusual combinations of instruments-generally for some particular per. former or group of players. He seems to have been the sort of obliging fellow who. to give pleasure to a friend. could and would sit down and write an effective piece for any instrument in existence.
He composed this Bassoon
Concerto (numbered K. 191 in the list of his works) at < the age of eighteen, for an amateur player of the instrument, one Baron von Durnitz. It is just a charming light work, giving the soloist admirable opportunities to display his instrument's beauty of tone and agility.
There are three Movements—a sprightly opening one, followed by a flowing sweetly serious slow Move-nent, with a pretty note of tenderness in it, and rounded off by a Rondo having the general style of a Minuet.
HIAWATHA tells his people that ho has seen in a vision the white men coming over the seas, bringing a message from ' Gitche Manito, the Mighty, the Great Spirit, the Creator,' and he bids his people welcome them.
FEW men's music is more consistently lovable than that of Franck, the Belgian-born composer, who lived all his quiet lifo in Paris, as an Organist and Professor at the Conservatoire. Sincere, deeply felt and often highly emotional, his work finds a quick response in the hearts of music-lovers, for it is full of an elevated beauty.
His only Symphony has three Movements.
Tunes from the First and Second Movements recur in the Third, so binding the whole work
. together.
SMETANA, the first Bohemian composer to achieve distinction, was a great lover of his native land. He wrote a set of Orchestral pieces entitled My Country, celebrating in music its natural beauties, its history and legends.
From Bohemia's Woods and Fields, the fourth of this cycle of Tone Poems, contains suggestions of folk songs and dances, as well as of the dignity of the forests and the charm of the countryside.

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Conducted By: Topliss Green
Bassoon: W. A. Clarke

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us






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 information about 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 use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of 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.

Feedback about A SYMPHONY CONCERT, 5GB Daventry (Experimental), 15.30, 22 January 1928
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/0230be5fe6bb468aa363707977dccebc

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