THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM POLICE BAND
Conducted by Richard WASSELL
SCHUBERT, who wrote such lovely songs and such glowing orchestral music, was generally a failure when he tried to write for the stage. It is safe to say that nobody listening tonight has ever heard one of the dozen operas he composed.
And so, months of Schubert's all too short life go for nothing—or almost nothing, we may say, for a few isolated pieces from the large collection of his theatre music are to be occasionally heard at orchestral concerts.
Amongst that which happily has survived is the Overture known by the name of the play Rosamunde. As a matter of fact it was not written for Rosamunde at all, but for a ' melodrama ' called The Magic Harp.
ANDREW BROWN'S OCTET
CHARLES TRUE (Baritone)
MOZART wrote his music for the Ballet
Les Petits Riens (a fanciful affair about three adventures of Cupid) when, at twenty-two, he was trying his fortune in Paris. He collaborated with Noverre, the great ballet master, and the pretty music of this slight work was the result. In all, there were thirteen tiny pieces in it. The Ballet was produced in 1778, and after that, the music was lost for nearly a hundred years. Then, in 1872, Victor Wilder , one of Mozart's biographers, found it in the Library of the Paris Opera.
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
'BARDELL v. PICKWICK'
(Adapted from the ' Pickwick Papers')
Dramatis Personce :
The Scene is the Court of Common Pleas.
There is the seat for the judge, table and chairs, witness box and jury box, with foreman and jury assembled, and the usual gathering of Counsel, reporters, attorneys, etc. Mr. Justice Stareleigh , attended by the Crier, enters.
(Picture on page 510.)
Mr Justice Stareleigh:
Mr Serjeant Buzfuz:
Mr Serjeant Snubbins:
Samuel Pickwick, Esq:
Nathaniel Winkle, Esq:
Mr Weller, Senr:
Mr Weller, Junr:
Mrs Elizabeth Cluppins:
Foreman of the Jury:
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.
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.