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: Houses B.C. - Persian Homes

Mrs. D. Portway Dobson


Speaker: D. Portway Dobson

: The Dansant

from the Carlton Restaurant.

: To-day and Tomorrow

including the Month's Work at the Station.

The Station Director


Speaker: The Station Director [name uncredited]

: A Pianoforte Recital and Orchestra

The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite.


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite

: A Recital

by Dorothy Godwin (Harp) and Edgar Hawke (Violin).


Harpist: Dorothy Godwin
Violinist: Edgar Hawke

: S.B. from London

(9.35 Local Announcements)

: A Light Symphony Programme

The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Of Beethoven's nine Symphonies, the first was written when he was about thirty, and the last when he was about fifty-four. They cover, then, a period of about a quarter of a century of his active working life, and anyone who has heard the whole series must have realized that they illustrate, in a very striking way, his development from simplicity to complexity. His First symphony now to be heard though on many pages it exhibits quite definitely Beethoven's own personality, yet in its brevity, clarity and lightness of touch suggests his older contemporaries (and, to some extent, teachers) Haydn and Mozart.
The piece falls into the usual four Movements. A short Slow Introduction leads to a spirited First Movement.
The Second Movement is delicate, and expressive, in lyrical vein.
The Third shows Beethoven making the older Minuet into a livelier piece, containing jests and surprises.
The Finale, after its comical attempt to get started, darts off into the gayest of dance-lilts.

Herbert Simmonds


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Baritone: Herbert Simmonds

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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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