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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.
BIZET'S Overture was first performed in 1874, when France was still bowed down by misfortune, and any call to patriotism throbbed in her heart. The Homeland waa originally scored for a large Orchestra, with much use of Brass and Percussion. The melodies are vigorous and tender by turns, and the instrumental colouring is vivid.
THE ROSE CAVALIER is, as most people consider, the most likeable of Strauss's works. In it, the composer of gigantic orchestral works shows us that he can write waltz tunes at least as good as those by his famous namesakes, the family which gave the world the Blue Danube and other very popular waltzes of the past century.
8 15 WILLIE RousE will entertain
(dedicated to Sir Henry Wood ) was suggested by a scene in Thomas Hardy 's Wessex Tales, which is thus described :—
'' The shrill- tweedle-doe of tho boy fiddler had begun, accompanied by a booming ground-bass from
Elijah New , the parish clerk, who had thoughtfully brought with him his favourite musical instrument, the serpent .... the'dance whizzed on with cumulative fury, the performers moving in their planet-liko courses, direct and retrograde, from apogee to perigee, till the hand of the well-kicked clock at the bottom of the room had travelled over the circumference of an hour.'


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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.

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.

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