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: A Listen and Learn Series: Background to Music: Four British Composers: Purcell (1659-1695)

An illustrated talk on his life and music by Michael Tippett


Speaker: Michael Tippett


Introduced by Robin Holmes
LIBRARIANS TALKING: Stanley Dean and Robert Ashby on the Ministry of Education's report on Public Library service and structure
SPECIAL Notice: Naomi Lewis reviews The Flame Trees of Thika by Elapeth Huxley
LIBRARY LIST: Eric Gillett on some recent books
QUOTATION: A reading from a new book


Introduced By: Robin Holmes
Introduced By: Robert Ashby
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: Elapeth Huxley
Unknown: Eric Gillett

: Record Review

Introduced by John Lade
John Warrack in 'Building a Library' compares the available recordings of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for violin and viola
Stephen Dodgson reviews some recent orchestral records


Introduced By: John Lade
Introduced By: John Warrack
Viola: Stephen Dodgson


The programme is recorded and the players had no advance knowledge of the cards
Introduced by Terence Reese and Harold Franklin


Introduced By: Terence Reese
Introduced By: Harold Franklin

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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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