• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Gramophone Records THE GROWTH OF THE SCHERZO-1


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.
Scherzo is an Italian word meaning ' jest ' or ' joke ', and in a piece of music in sonata or symphony form the scherzo is usually the lightest of its movements. It was Beethoven who substituted the scherzo for the classical minuet which, up to his time, usually formed the third movement of a work in sonata style. Even Haydn's minuet movements had got further away from the dance form and anticipated the scherzo of Beethoven. The present series of programmes will show the development of the scherzo from its beginning, by way of Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, and Berlioz, up to its latest manifestations-Dukas's ' L'Apprenti sorcier ' and the scherzo movements of the symphonies of Vaughan Williams and William Walton.


Unknown: William Walton.

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 Gramophone Records THE GROWTH OF THE SCHERZO-1, Regional Programme London, 14.30, 5 January 1938
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/ac74037686b04b5b833b3bfb31025c2e

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