• 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.
No. 5 of Thirty-third Winter Series
Relayed from the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
Conducted by Sir DAN GODFREY
Solo Piano, GORDON BRYAN ; Solo Flute, JEAN GENNIN ; Solo Violin, BERTRAM LEWIS
THE Fifth of the six Concertos commissioned from Bach by the Count Brandenburg employs Strings and three soloists-Piano. Flute, and Violin. (It should be noted that Bach did not really write for the Piano, but that is the keyboard instrument which generally has to be used nowadays.)
It is a work of irresistible high spirits, written in three separate Movements, the First of inexhaustible energy, the Second a tender little meditative Trio for the soloists, and the Third a light-hearted discourse largely upon the gay, song-like tune given out at the beginning by the Violin.
WHEN Beethoven wrote his Eighth Symphony he had many worries, domestic and otherwise. His deafness was creeping upon him, and his health was not good. Yet the artist rises above the troubles of the man, and this music is among the gayest Beethoven ever wrote.
The Symphony is in four Movements. The
First and Last are quite vigorous, and have delightful touches of humour. There is the usual Minuet as Third Movement, and instead of a slow Second Movement, we have one of the most delicious, care-free little pieces imaginable.
Moderately quick; Rather slow, with Simplicity ; Fairly quick
(First Performance at these Concerts)
NOWADAYS composers, the younger men in particular, are producing a good deal of music written for small orchestra. Many are taking pleasure in finding out how the principles of chamber music can be applied to the orchestra, with its dozen or more distinctive voices. Another consideration worth remembering nowadays is that if the music requires only comparatively few players, the chance of its being heard is greater than if a very large force is essential to do it justice.
Lennox Berkeley 's music was first heard at the opening Chenil Galleries B.B.C. Concert of 1926. Mr. Anthony Bernard, who came across this young musician (he is in his early twenties) when he was an undergraduate at Oxford, then performed his Introduction and Dance for chamber orchestra.
The Concertino, in three Movements, is another work for an orchestra consisting of Strings and a few Wind instruments.
At the Pianos :
(First Performance at these Concerts)
THIS ' Grand Zoological Fantasy ' was written in 1886, as a, joke, for a private concert. In it, Saint-Saens gives musical portraits of fish, flesh and fowl. and indulges in ironical wit. in a little satire upon the human animal.
For some reason he insisted that the work as a whole should not be published until after his death. One Movement escaped the ban. and became extremely popular—the charming "Cello solo entitled The Swan.
The music is piquantly scored for Strings, two
Pianos. Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet. Xylophone and Harmonica (an instrument consisting of metal plates, struck with hammers).


Conducted By: Sir Dan Godfrey
Piano: Gordon Bryan
Flute: Jean Gennin
Violin: Bertram Lewis
Unknown: Lennox Berkeley
Pianos: Gordon Bryan
Pianos: Victor Hely-Hutchinson

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 A SYMPHONY CONCERT, 5GB Daventry (Experimental), 15.00, 3 November 1927
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/4fc10c29c2664c298492a422aa681d26

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