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Sonata in B flat minor (1905)
Oriental Fantasy: Islamey (1869) played by Peter Katin First of six programmes
Mussorgsky : April 17
An article on this series by David Lloyd -Jones appears in ' The Listener ' of April 2


Played By: Peter Katin
Unknown: David Lloyd


A weekly review of the arts
In each edition two or three speakers comment on whatever seems of most immediate interest: new productions in the theatre, art exhibitions, books, films.


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Joerg Demus (piano)
Heimkehr; Dein blaues Auge; Wir wandelten; Eine Bute , gute Nacht; Standchen (Der Mond steht Uber dem Berge); Sommerabend; Mondenschein- Ein Sonett ; Botschaft; Feldeinsamkeit; Wie bist du, meine Konigin
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 26)
Second of seven programmes
Janet Baker (contralto): April IS


Piano: Joerg Demus
Unknown: Eine Bute
Unknown: Ein Sonett
Contralto: Janet Baker

: Margaret Rawlings and Robert Eddison in ' THE FOUNDLING'

A new play for radio by Peter Gurney
Music by Humphrey Searle
Production by Raymond Raikes
Voices of gravestones, dolphin. unicorn, griffin, winged horse, pelican, roof-boss, dog-tooth, gargoyles, churchgoers, boys, and searchers:
John Cazabon , William Eedle
Denis Goacher , James Thomason
Peter Wilde , Gabriel Woolf Beryl Calder , Sheila Grant
Eva Huszar , June Tobin
Ian Wallace (baritone)
BBC Chorus
Sinfonia of London conducted by the composer


Unknown: Peter Gurney
Music By: Humphrey Searle
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Denis Goacher
Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: Peter Wilde
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Beryl Calder
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Eva Huszar
Unknown: June Tobin
Baritone: Ian Wallace
The Presenter: Margaret Rawlings
Stephen,a man: Robert Eddison
Stephen, as a child: Lane MacNamara
The Rector: Owen Berry
The Tramp: Deryck Guyler
The Foliate Head: Anthony Jacobs
Stephen's father: Richard Williams
Stephen's mother: Betty Hardy


Violin Concerto
David Oistrakh (violin)
Leningrad Philharmonic
Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Evgeni Mravinsky on a gramophone record


Violin: David Oistrakh
Conducted By: Evgeni Mravinsky

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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.

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