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BBC ORCHESTRA

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(Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Overture: Beatrice and Benedict
Berhoz
Fantasy-overture: Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky
Although Tchaikovsky was not in sympathy with the ideals of the Russian nationalists, he became very friendly with Balakirev. During a visit to Moscow, Balakirev suggested to him that Shakespeare's Borneo and Juliet would be an ideal subject for symphonic treatment. Tchaikovsky was enthusiastic over the idea, and soon after his return home he began to work out the music. A lively correspondence ensued between the two composers, and Balakirev made many suggestions, including the various incidents in the drama to be treated and the keys to be adopted in the music.

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Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

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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.

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