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Norman Crabtree (tenor)
Mabel Howgate (contralto)
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Contralto: Mabel Howgate
Contralto: Douglas Bentley


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The Halle Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Sir THOMAS BEECHAM , Bart. from the Free Trade Hall,
Part I
Mozart's so-called ' Haffner' Symphony originated in a serenade composed in 1782 at his father's request for a festivity at the house of his Salzburg friends, the Haffners. It was written in great haste ; so great, that when his father returned the score to him, Mozart was ' quite surprised ' at its effectiveness.
The six-movement Serenade was cut down to a symphony the following year by the omission of the introductory march and one of the minuets, but the serenade-like character of part of the finale reminds one of the origin of the work.
' The Fourth Symphony in B flat', said Schumann, ' stands like B slender Greek maiden between two Norse giants.' Indeed, the music is full of grace and charm, and the slow movement is one of Beethoven's most beautiful inspirations, of which Berlioz said: The being who wrote such a marvel of inspiration as this movement was not a man ... Such must be the song of the Archangel Michael as he contemplates the world's uprising to the threshold of the empyrean.'


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham


From Caesar to the National Trust
A historical survey written by W. H. Auden
Produced by John Pudney
(Stagshaw Programme)
See the article by John Pudney on page 9


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Produced By: John Pudney
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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.

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.

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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.

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