• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group



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.
TPEN days could hardly be callod an unduly
-L long time to take over writing a Symphony. Yet Mozart took no longer over this fortieth Symphony, which is one of the most popular, and is generally considered one of the finest and most original of all his orchestral works. One must remember, of course, that in those days (nearly a hundred and fifty years ago) the Symphony was hardly out of its cradle, and had certainly not assumed the' colossal proportions of later days. Also the style of music just at that time was almost as simple and straightforward as it ever has been. Still, it is not everyone who could in ten days compose an orchestral masterpiece consisting (as this does) of four separate Movements, each of a lair length.
Of these four Movements, or separate pieces, the First is quick and bustling and full of estless energy. But one thing noticeable, all through this Symphony, is that Mozart lias used in it no Drums, nor any of the heavier Brass. The Second Movement comes as a beautiful, restful relief after the agitation of the First. The Third Movement is' « cheerful, rather ceremonious Minuet. The Fourth Movement is the sweeping, rushing Finale, whose speed never slackens, though there arc moments of tranquillity.


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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about ORCHESTRA, 2LO London, 15.55, 10 October 1926
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/4d2862d03edc4e4ebef5f6d01ffdecfd

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