• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

THE BBC ORCHESTRA

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.
(Section D)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Anis Fuleihan , of Syrian origin, was bom in Cyprus (where his father was a British Government physician) in 1900. He began his serious musical training in 1915 when he settled in America. He first appeared as a pianist in 1919 and as a composer the following year. Since then he has written ballets, orchestral suites, two piano concertos, a viola concerto, a string quartet, and the symphony to be played this evening.
The Symphony was written in the summer of 1936 and first performed on December 31, 1936, by the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under Barbirolli. According to Fuleihan 'it is, in a sense, a picture of the people of my own country: Syria '. The first movement suggests aspiration towards a distant, vaguely-defined ideal ; the second is ' the song of people who work in the fields' ; in the third ' the dread of war beats upon the pulses of people who wonder what it's all about ; the fortissimo termination of the fugue phrase is supposed to be in the nature of a supplication ' ; the finale ' expresses the exuberance of the youth of the country ; it is supposed to have a " song of the people" character, hence the commonplaceness of some of the harmonies '.

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Anis Fuleihan

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 THE BBC ORCHESTRA, National Programme Daventry, 18.40, 31 May 1939
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/2d870d7fc2424bedb412154e71e452ea

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