Programme Index

Discover 10,249,320 listings and 229,517 playable programmes from the BBC

by Alastair FowleT
Mr. Fowler discusses the literary idea of the confidence man, the character who pretends to be what he is not to gain credit. He traces its evolution from early picaresque novels through Melville and Mark Twain to Thomas Mann and John Barth.


Alastair Fowlet
Mark Twain
Thomas Mann
John Barth.

Part 2
Although Busoni wrote a large amount of piano music, he wrote few works for piano and orchestra. Apart from the early Konzertstiick and two later works, the piano concerto is his only work in this medium, certainly his only largeicale piece. It was completed in August 1904, when he was thirty-eight, and first performed three years later at a concert in Berlin, with the composer as soloist.
There are five movements, which
Busoni wished to be played without a break: Prologo a Introito; Pezzo giocoso; Pezzo serioso; All' Italiana, a tarantella making use of Italian popular songs; and Caniico, in which a six-part male chorus lings the Danish poet Oehlenschlager's Aladdin-a song of praise to Allah, the Almighty God in whom the world lives and moves. The work ends with a coda recalling material from the previous movement.

Ernst Haefliger (tenor)
Reginald Kell (clarinet) Joel Rosen (piano)
An den Mond; Ich wandelte unter Baumen; Marzveilchen; Der Himmel hat eine Trane geweint
with Jacqueline Bonneau (piano)
Der Knabe mit dem Wunderhorn; Meine Rose
with Hertha Klust (piano)
Ins Freie
with Jacqueline Bonneau (piano)
Sonata No. 2, in E flat for clarinet and piano
Heimweh; Der Gartner; In der Fruhe; Auf einer Wanderung (Morike Lieder)
with Hertha Klust (piano)
on gramophone records


Ernst Haefliger
Reginald Kell
Joel Rosen
Jacqueline Bonneau
Hertha Klust

Third Programme

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