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: Edinburgh International Festival: Stravinsky: Part 1

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
(Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet
From the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

Ballet Suite: Apollon Musagete
Divertimento (Le Baiser de la Fee)


Musicians: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
[Orchestra] leader: Charles Taylor
[Orchestra] conducted by: Ernest Ansermet

: The Shepheardes Calender: September - The ninth eclogue

by Edmund Spenser (?1652-1699).
Introduced by Rayner Heppenstall.
(BBC recording)


Poet: Edmund Spenser
Presenter: Rayner Heppenstall
Hobbinol: Godfrey Kenton
Diggon Davy: Geoffrey Wincott

: Stravinsky: Part 2

Ballet Suite: Petrushka

: Life and Death in Russia

A talk by Bernard Wall on Boris Pasternak's novel Dr. Zhivago.
This novel, though published in Italy, France, and today in England, has not so far been allowed to appear in Russia.
Perhaps the essence of the book is contained in the words of the heroine: 'As for such petty trifles as reshaping the world, it's not in our line'.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Bernard Wall

: Howells

George Guest (organ)
BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Rhapsody in D flat, Op. 17 No. 1 (1915)
Four Anthems, for chorus and organ (1940)
We O pray for the peace of Jerusalem; We have heard with our ears; Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks; Let God arise
Psalm-Prelude No. 3 (1939)
(BBC recording)


Organist: George Guest
Singers: BBC Chorus
[Chorus] conductor: Leslie Woodgate

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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.

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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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