• 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.
Jean Pougnet (violin)
Zara Nelsova (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Concerto in A minor, for violin. cello, and orchestra
8.17 app. Symphony No. 2. in D
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
After being firm fnends for many years, Brahms and Joachim became estranged about 1880. and it was Brahms' Double Concerto that brought them together again. Written at Thun in Switzerland in the summer of 1887. the Concerto W his last orchestral work, first performed at Cologne in October of that year, with Joachim and Hausmann as the soloists and Brahms himself conducting. '
Brahms' Second Symphony, written ten years before the Double Concerto, was also the means of effecting a reconciliation; this time between the composer and his native city of Hamburg. In 1862 he had been passed over, as a prospective conductor of the Hamburg Philharmonic Society, in favour of his friend Stockhausen; and this rebuff caused him eventually to leave the city and take up residence in Vienna, where his Second Symphony was given for the first time in 1877. But when he conducted the work at Hamburg in the following year, at the fiftieth anniversary of the Philharmonic Society (with Joachim as leader of the orchestra), he was accorded so great an ovation that all past injuries were forgotten. Written at Portschach, a village in Southern Austria, the Symphony (to quote the words of a friend of Brahms) is ' all rippling streams, blue sky, sunshine, and cool green shadows. How beautiful it must be at Portschach!'
Harold Rutland


Violin: Jean Pougnet
Cello: Zara Nelsova
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall

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


BBC Home Service Basic, 29 August 1949 19.40

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.

Feedback about HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS, BBC Home Service Basic, 19.40, 29 August 1949
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/de532575a25c4dc1bb7d48dff5b413be

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