• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



Members of the London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute) Olive Zorian (violin)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Julian Bream (guitar)


Flute: John Francis
Violin: Olive Zorian
Violin: Peter Mountain
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Guitar: Julian Bream


A talk by Professor A. G. Lehmann on Prosper Merimee's letters to Ivan Turgenev, published recently
Mérimée, like other notable French novelists of the nineteenth century, was an inexhaustible letter-writer. In the latter part of his life, which spanned two republics and the reigns of three kings and two emperors, he corresponded with the Russian novelist Turgenev, and discussed with him everything from court gossip to Russian literature.


Talk By: Professor A. G. Lehmann


An opera in three acts Words by Felix Wolfes
Music by Hans Pfitzner
(sung in German)
(Continued in next column)
archbishops, bishops, choristers of the Sistine Chapel, nobles, theologians, servants, soldiers
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera
Time: November and December 1563
Act 1
A room in Palestrina's house in Rome


Unknown: Felix Wolfes
Music By: Hans Pfitzner
Conductor: Robert Heger
Pope Pius IV: Georg Wieter
Cardinals of the Pope: Giovanni Morone: Ferdinand Frantz
Cardinals of the Pope: Bernardo Novagerio: Franz Klarwein
Cardinal Christoph Madruscht Bishop of Trent: Max Probstl
Carlo Borromeo a Roman Cardinal: Hans Hotter
Cardinal of Lothrmgen: Hans Ducrue
Abdisu, the Patriarch of Assyria: Walter Carnuth
Anton Brus von MUglitz Archbishop of Prague: Georg Wieter
Count Luna, spokesman of the King of Spain: Albrecht Peter
Italian Bishops:Bishop of Budoja: Carl Ostertag
Italian Bishops:Theophilus, Bishop of Imola: Mathias Mertes
Italian Bishops:Dandini of Grosseto: Karl Mosch
Italian Bishops:Bishop of Fiesole: Peter Kaussen
Italian Bishops:Bishop of Fettre: Otto Schmidt
A young doctor: Gertrud Friedrich-List
Avosmediano, Bishop of Cadiz: Rudolf Wunzer
Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina, choir-master in the church of S Maria Maggiore in Rome: Julius Patzak
Ighino, his fifteen-year-old son: Kathe Nentwig
Silla Palestrina's seventeen-year-old pupil: Katja Sabo
Bishop Ercole Severolus, master of ceremonies of the Council of Trent: Benno Kusche
A Spanish Bishop: Willi Schmitz
Choristers of S. Maria Maggiore: Karl Hopper
Choristers of S. Maria Maggiore: Adolf Keil
Choristers of S. Maria Maggiore ,: Karl Mosch
Choristers of S. Maria Maggiore: Walter Carnuth
Choristers of S. Maria Maggiore: Rudolf Wunzer
The ghost of Lucrezia Palestrina's former wife: ,ina Gerhein
The ghosts of dead composers:: Walter Carnuth
The ghosts of dead composers:: Karl Mosch
The ghosts of dead composers:: Carl Ostertag
The ghosts of dead composers:: Karl Hopper
The ghosts of dead composers:: Benno Kusche,
The ghosts of dead composers:: Adolf Keil
The ghosts of dead composers:: Hans Ducrue
The ghosts of dead composers:: Rudolf Wunzer
The ghosts of dead composers:: Georg Wieter
Angel voices:: Valerie Bak.
Angel voices:: Hanna Scholl
Angel voices:: Ingrid Steger


Robert Graves introduces and reads a selection from his own poetry


Act 2
A hall in the palace of Cardinal Madruscht at Trent. A week later


by Otto Demus author of ' Byzantine Mosaic Decora tion ' and ' The Mosaics of Sicily and President of the Austrian
Fine Arts and Monuments Service
Professor Demus describes how, by a combination of historical and archaeological method, h: recently discovered a hitherto unknown cultural and artistic movement that swept through Venice in the thirteenth century. In th; light of this discovery a number of famous Venetian works of art, mainly in St. Mark's itself, can be re-dated, and take on a new aspect.


Unknown: Otto Demus


Act 3
The same as Act 1. A fortnight latet


Second of two talks on some questions about liberalism and morals by Guido Calogero
Professor of Philosophy at Rome University


Unknown: Guido Calogero

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel