Programme Index

Discover 10,050,376 listings and 230,468 playable programmes from the BBC

Regional Variations (4)

National Programme

Regional Programme London

North Regional Programme

Regional Programme Scotland

Interval

Regional Programme Midland

LUPTON WHITELOCK (flute)
EDWARD ALLAM (pianoforte)
(From Leeds)
Handel's sonatas, whether for flute or other instrument, differ from the modem sonata not only in form, but in the prime importance given to the solo instrument. This one, for example, was not designed as a work in which both flute and piano are roughly of equal importance and interest, as a modern composer would design it. The flute is here a solo instrument, and in the original manuscript the so-called piano part would have been represented by a figured bass only. This would have meant that the player at the keyboard filled in an accompaniment according to his ability to interpret the figured bass before him. Occasionally, too, a bass stringed instrument would have supported him by playing the actual bass notes. It will be played this afternoon, however, from a modern edited version, and the piano part will sound as full and rich as Handel probably intended it should.
Haydn, on the other hand, wrote all his chamber music in pure sonata form— was he not its father ?-and this sonata is a work designed not merely for flute and an accompaniment, but for flute and keyboard, where each instrument is of necessary importance.
The flute, one of the oldest instruments known, has always had a large following of admirers and players. In the days before the complicated modern orchestra, when everybody is more or less a soloist, the flute was paid greater attention by composers than it is today. Much of the classical flute repertory dates from the eighteenth century.

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Edward Allam

Regional Variations (5)

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Western

Scottish Children's Hour

Regional Programme Scotland

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme London

The Children's Hour

Regional Programme Midland

A quarter of an hour for the Tinies
Another adventure of Peter Cottontail from' The Forest Series ' by THORNTON BURGESS
' Pat-a-Cake ', Pat-a-cake, Baker's man.' ' Bluetta and the Wonderful Cake', by PRISCILLA CHILVER , will be read

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Cottontail
Unknown:
Thornton Burgess
Unknown:
Priscilla Chilver

Regional Variations (5)

The First News'

Regional Programme London

Time Signal, Greemvich 'The First News'

Regional Programme Midland

' The First News'

Regional Programme Western

'The First News'

Regional Programme Scotland

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements and Bulletin for Northern English Farmers

Regional Variations (3)

LAURA BLACK and MARGARET LAWSON (in violin duets) DAVID BUCHAN (pianoforte)

Regional Programme Scotland

THE B.B.C.

Regional Programme London

An excerpt from the electrical recording of the above, which was broadcast in the West Regional programme this afternoon between 15.00 and 16.15
(3.0 and 4.15)

Regional Programme Northern

About Regional Programme

Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More