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A weekly review of the arts
Mosco Carner on the production of Cherubini's Medea at Covent Garden


Unknown: Mosco Carner


Monique Haas (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader. Steven Staryk )
Conducted by Walter Goehr


Piano: Monique Haas
Leader: Steven Staryk
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


Five poems for recitation with music composed and arranged by Max Saunders
The Santa-Fe Trail
General William Booth enters into Heaven Daniel
How Samson bore away the Gates of Gaza The Congo
Robert Adams , Marvin Kane
Guy Klngsley Poynter
Orchestra conducted by the composer
Production by Anthony Thwalte
The American poet Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) was essentially a writer for the declamatory voice. He has been described as ' the jazz Blake, St. Francis of Assisi playing the saxophone at the Firemen's Ball.' In this programme an attempt has been made to fit appropriate music to the spoken words-music that reinforces the vigorous, sometimes raucous, sound and sense of those words.


Arranged By: Max Saunders
Unknown: Robert Adams
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Unknown: Guy Klngsley Poynter
Production By: Anthony Thwalte


String Quartet played by the Italian Quartet:
Paolo Borciani (violin) Elisa Pegreffi (violin) Piero Farulli (viola) Franco Rossi (cello) on a gramophone record


Violin: Paolo Borciani
Violin: Elisa Pegreffi
Viola: Piero Farulli
Cello: Franco Rossi

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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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