• 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.
George Stratton (violin); Watson Forbes (viola); John Moore (violoncello) ; Reginald Paul (pianoforte)
Schumann's Piano Quartet in E flat was composed in 1843, the same year in which the Piano Quintet appeared. Richard Aldrich points out that this genial and romantic work ' owes its inspiration to the same impulse that urged Schumann to the Quintet; the method is the same, the technique shows the same manner of approach as well as the same masterly skill ; the cast of thought is similar ... But it deals, on the whole, with a slighter order of ideas ; the flight of its inspiration is not on the whole, quite so bold or so high. It insinuates its way into the affections of the music lover rather than imposes itself with the irresistible sweep and energy of the quintet.'
Arnold Foster, one of the younger British composers, is a Yorkshireman. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music with Vaughan Williams. His works include ' Pianoforte Concerto on Country Dance Tunes ' (which has been broadcast on several occasions), ' Autumn Idyll' for small orchestra, ' Suite for Strings on English Folk Airs', two volumes of Manx Folk Songs and various arrangements of English and Manx Folk Songs for unaccompanied chorus. Mr. Foster has also made a great many arrangements of folk dance tunes for The English Folk Dance Society. He succeeded Gustav Hoist as Musical Director of Morley College, and is a well-known choral conductor and a music master at Westminster School.
Bliss's Piano Quartet in A minor is, as its opus number would imply, an early work. It was first performed while Bliss was on active service during the war.


Violin: George Stratton
Violin: Watson Forbes
Viola: John Moore
Cello: Reginald Paul
Unknown: Richard Aldrich
Unknown: Vaughan Williams.

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


National Programme Daventry, 8 May 1936 22.20

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 Chamber Music THE REGINALD PAUL PIANOFORTE QUARTET:, National Programme Daventry, 22.20, 8 May 1936
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/6fb8cdfd195142409168d956575a3371

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