Sunday, 10 May 2009

BBC Symphony Orchestra 1930 - 1948

This lists the orchestra's concerts in its main Wednesday concert series. Concerts were given in the Queen's Hall in London until the war, and the Royal Albert Hall after the war. B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1930 – 1931 Season 1st Season Wednesday 22 October 1930 Sir Adrian Boult Overture to The Flying Dutchman WAGNER Symphony No. 4 BRAHMS Cello Concerto No. 1 SAINT-SAËNS Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe RAVEL Guilhermina Suggia, cello Wednesday 29 October 1930 Sir Adrian Boult The Hebrides, Overture MENDELSSOHN Sonata from Church Cantata No. 31 BACH Symphony No. 8 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Don Juan RICHARD STRAUSS Artur Rubinstein, piano Wednesday 5 November 1930 Sir Adrian Boult Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin WAGNER Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN A Sea Symphony VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Adolf Busch, violin Dorothy Silk, soprano Roy Henderson, bass The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 12 November 1930 Sir Henry Wood Six Brandenburg Concertos BACH Heiligste Dreieinigkeit, Aria from Cantata No. 172 BACH Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn, Aria from Cantata No. 152 BACH Keith Falkner, bass Wednesday 19 November 1930 Sir Henry Wood Divertimento No. 2 in D major MOZART L’Amero, Aria from Il re pastore MOZART Alleluia, Aria from Exsultate jubilate MOZART Symphony No. 2 BORODIN Ich atmet einen Linden luft and Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht MAHLER Also sprach Zarathustra RICHARD STRAUSS Elisabeth Schumann, soprano Wednesday 26 November 1930 Sir Henry Wood Overture to The Magic Flute MOZART Two Songs (Der Einsame and Das Tal) RICHARD STRAUSS Symphony No. 4 TCHAIKOVSKY Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra BARTÓK Bolero RAVEL Norman Allin, bass Béla Bartók, piano Wednesday 3 December 1930 Sir Landon Ronald Leonore No. 3, Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 BEETHOVEN Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano Wednesday 10 December 1930 Hermann Scherchen Grosse Fuge BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ BEETHOVEN Pelleas and Melisande SCHOENBERG Frederic Lamond, piano Wednesday 17 December 1930 Hermann Scherchen Mass in D major, ‘Missa solemnis’ BEETHOVEN May Busby, soprano Muriel Brunskill, contralto Parry Jones, tenor Horace Stevens, bass The National Chorus Wednesday 14 January 1931 Ernest Ansermet Concerto Grosso in E minor, No. 3 HANDEL Piano Concerto No. 1 LISZT Iberia DEBUSSY Symphony No. 9, ‘Great’ SCHUBERT Solomon, piano Wednesday 21 January 1931 Ernest Ansermet Portsmouth Point, Overture WALTON Symphony No. 85, ‘The Hen’ HAYDN Concerto Champetre POULENC Symphony FRANCK Wanda Landowska, harpsichord Wednesday 28 January 1931 Ernest Ansermet Overture to Mavra STRAVINSKY Apollon musagète STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Winds STRAVINSKY Four Studies STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring STRAVINSKY Igor Stravinsky, piano Wednesday 4 February 1931 Adrian Boult Overture to Oberon WEBER Violin Concerto MENDELSSOHN Brigg Fair DELIUS November Woods BAX Symphony No. 4 SCHUMANN József Szigeti, violin Wednesday 11 February 1931 Adrian Boult Overture to Manfred SCHUMANN Piano Concerto No. 4 BEETHOVEN The Planets HOLST Wilhelm Backhaus, piano The Wireless Chorus Wednesday 18 February 1931 Adrian Boult Overture to Egmont BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 ELGAR Ernő Dohnányi, piano Wednesday 25 February 1931 Adrian Boult Les francs juges, Overture BERLIOZ Violin Concerto ELGAR The Iron Foundry MOSSOLOV Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ BEETHOVEN Albert Sammons, violin Wednesday 11 March 1931 Oskar Fried Coriolan, Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS Symphonie fantastique BERLIOZ Walter Gieseking, piano Wednesday 18 March 1931 Oskar Fried Overture to Fidelio BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’ BEETHOVEN Isobel Baillie, soprano Astra Desmond, contralto Walter Widdop, tenor Keith Falkner, bass The National Chorus Wednesday 25 March 1931 Adrian Boult Arthur Bliss* Overture to Semiramide ROSSINI Cello Concerto DVOŘÁK Morning Heroes BLISS* Guilhermina Suggia, cello Basil Maine, narrator The National Chorus Wednesday 15 April 1931 Albert Coates Overture to The Mastersingers WAGNER Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin WAGNER Trial Songs from Act 1 of The Mastersingers WAGNER Lohengrin’s Narration WAGNER Siegfried’s Journey to the Rhine WAGNER Siegfried’s Funeral March WAGNER The Ride of the Valkyries WAGNER Closing Scene from Götterdämmerung WAGNER Fritz Wolff, tenor Helene Wildbrunn, soprano Wednesday 22 April 1931 Sir Henry Wood Israel in Egypt HANDEL Lilian Stiles-Allen, soprano Isobel Baillie, soprano Margaret Balfour, contralto Frank Titterton, tenor The National Chorus Wednesday 29 April 1931 Sir Henry Wood Overture to Rosamunde SCHUBERT Scherzo in G minor MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 2 BAX Piano Concerto SCHUMANN Dance of the Seven Veils and Final Scene from Salome RICHARD STRAUSS Göta Ljungberg, soprano Myra Hess, piano Wednesday 6 May 1931 Adrian Boult Overture to Euryanthe WEBER Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Piano Concerto No. 4 SAINT-SAENS Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen MAHLER Enigma Variations ELGAR Alfred Cortot, piano Maria Olczewska, mezzo soprano B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1931 – 1932 Season 2nd Season Wednesday 14 October 1931 Adrian Boult Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BACH Symphony No. 4 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto SCHUMANN Closing Scene from Götterdämmerung WAGNER Florence Austral, soprano Wilhelm Backhaus, piano Wednesday 21 October 1931 Richard Strauss Symphony No. 39 MOZART Three Hölderlin Hymns RICHARD STRAUSS Symphonia Domestica RICHARD STRAUSS Margarete Teschemacher, soprano Wednesday 28 October 1931 Sir Henry Wood Coriolan, Overture BEETHOVEN Die Frist ist um, Aria from The Flying Dutchman WAGNER Symphony No. 1 SIBELIUS Piano Concerto No. 4 BEETHOVEN Mephisto Waltz LISZT Harold Bauer, piano Herbert Janssen, bass baritone Wednesday 4 November 1931 Adrian Boult Introduction and Allegro ELGAR Piano Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS Symphony No. 1, ‘Spring’ SCHUMANN Harold Samuel, piano The Catterall Quartet Wednesday 18 November 1931 Adrian Boult Concerto da camera No. 10 in E flat major LOCATELLI Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor BACH Five Orchestral Pieces SCHOENBERG Symphony No. 7 BEETHOVEN Walter Gieseking, piano Wednesday 25 November 1931 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 88, ‘The Letter V’ HAYDN Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola MOZART Hammersmith, Prelude and Scherzo HOLST Belshazzar’s Feast WALTON Albert Sammons, violin Lionel Tertis, viola Stuart Robertson, baritone The National Chorus Wednesday 2 December 1931 Sir Landon Ronald Overture to Egmont BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 RACHMANINOV Myra Hess, piano Wednesday 9 December 1931 Sir Henry Wood Symphony No. 103 HAYDN Violin Concerto No. 1 BACH Poème for Violin and Orchestra CHAUSSON The Song of the High Hills DELIUS Jacques Thibaud, violin A Section of The National Chorus Wednesday 16 December 1931 Adrian Boult Overture to Der Freischütz WEBER Three Moods of the Sea ETHEL SMYTH Cello Concerto SCHUMANN Music for Orchestra CONSTANT LAMBERT A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Antoni Sala, cello Joan Coxon, soprano Roy Henderson, baritone Wednesday 13 January 1932 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 8, ‘Unfinished’ SCHUBERT Notturno for four orchestras MOZART Symphony No. 1 BRAHMS Wednesday 20 January 1932 Adrian Boult Prelude to Lohengrin WAGNER Siegfried Idyll WAGNER Act 3 of Siegfried WAGNER Helene Wildbrunn, soprano Enid Cruickshank, contralto Walter Widdop, tenor Robert Parker, baritone Wednesday 27 January 1932 Ernest Ansermet Overture to Agrippina HANDEL Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ BEETHOVEN Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms STRAVINSKY Igor Stravinsky, piano The National Chorus Wednesday 3 February 1932 Nikolai Malko Overture to Ivan the Terrible RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Violin Concerto No. 1 PROKOFIEV Night on the Bare Mountain MUSSORGSKY Symphony No. 5 TCHAIKOVSKY Joszef Szigeti, violin Wednesday 10 February 1932 Adrian Boult King Stephen, Overture BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto BRAHMS Mai Dun, Symphonic Rhapsody IRELAND Winter Legends BAX Adolf Busch, violin Harriet Cohen, piano Wednesday 17 February 1932 Sir Henry Wood Overture to The Magic Flute MOZART Shéhérazade RAVEL Don Quixote RICHARD STRAUSS Concert Music for Strings and Brass HINDEMITH Organ Concerto in G minor (orch. Wood) HANDEL Maggie Teyte, soprano Marcel Dupré, organ Gaspar Cassado, cello Bernard Shore, viola Wednesday 24 February 1932 Adrian Boult Concerto grosso in B minor, Op. 6 No. 12 HANDEL Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, ‘Great’ SCHUBERT Alfred Cortot, piano Wednesday 9 March 1932 Sir Henry Wood Orchestral Suite No. 3 BACH Group of Three Arias (Es ist vollbracht, Mein gläubiges Herz, Patron! Patron! BACH Symphony No. 1 BAX Piano Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY Roman Carnival, Overture BERLIOZ Elisabeth Schumann, soprano Frederic Lamond, piano Wednesday 16 March 1932 Felix Weingartner Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’ BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Leonore No. 3, Overture BEETHOVEN Bronislaw Huberman, violin Wednesday 6 April 1932 Adrian Boult Mass in B minor BACH Elsie Suddaby, soprano Margaret Balfour, contralto Frank Titterton, tenor Keith Falkner, bass The National Chorus Wednesday 13 April 1932 Sir Henry Wood Overture to Oberon WEBER Symphony No. 1 ELGAR Piano Concerto No. 3 PROKOFIEV Toccata and Fugue in D minor (orch. Klenovsky) BACH Sergei Prokofiev, piano Wednesday 20 April 1932 Bruno Walter Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 23 MOZART Symphony No. 2 BRAHMS Bruno Walter, piano Wednesday 27 April 1932 Adrian Boult In the South (Alassio) ELGAR A Colour Symphony (revised version) BLISS Cello Concerto in D major HAYDN Variations on a Theme of Haydn BRAHMS Guilhermina Suggia, cello Wednesday 4 May 1932 Adrian Boult Motet, Jesu, Joy and Treasure BACH Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’ BEETHOVEN Isobel Baillie, soprano Muriel Brunskill, contralto Walter Widdop, tenor Horace Stevens, bass The National Chorus B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1932 – 1933 Season 3rd Season Wednesday 19 October 1932 Adrian Boult Sonata from Church Cantata No. 31 BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 BACH Symphony No. 9, ‘Great’ SCHUBERT Wednesday 26 October 1932 Adrian Boult Prelude to Sappho BANTOCK Enter Spring BRIDGE Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony FRANCK Mischa Elman, violin Wednesday 2 November 1932 Adrian Boult Concerto No. 28 in F major (ed. Max Seiffert) HANDEL Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor BACH Prelude to The Forgotten Rite IRELAND Belshazzar’s Feast WALTON Harold Samuel, piano Dennis Noble, baritone The Wireless Chorus The B.B.C. Chorus Wednesday 9 November 1932 Sir Henry Wood Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 BACH Piano Concerto No. 4 BEETHOVEN Ein Heldenleben RICHARD STRAUSS Myra Hess, piano Arthur Catterall, violin Wednesday 16 November 1932 Ernest Ansermet Overture to Der Freischütz WEBER Three Songs MAHLER Three Nocturnes DEBUSSY Et incarnates est from Mass in C minor MOZART The Rite of Spring STRAVINSKY Elisabeth Schumann, soprano The Wireless Ladies’ Chorus Wednesday 23 November 1932 Sir Henry Wood Overture to Berenice HANDEL Symphony No. 35, ‘Haffner’ MOZART Cello Concerto in D major HAYDN Symphony No. 9, ‘From the New World’ DVORAK Pablo Casals, cello Wednesday 30 November 1932 Sir Edward Elgar* Sir Landon Ronald Cockaigne, Overture ELGAR* Violin Concerto ELGAR* Symphony No. 1 ELGAR Albert Sammons, violin Wednesday 7 December 1932 Sir Edward Elgar* Adrian Boult Introduction and Allegro ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma) ELGAR Symphony No. 2 ELGAR* Wednesday 14 December 1932 Adrian Boult The Kingdom ELGAR Elsie Suddaby, soprano Muriel Brunskill, contralto Walter Widdop, tenor Howard Fry, bass The Wireless Ladies’ Chorus The B.B.C. Chorus Wednesday 25 January 1933 Adrian Boult Overture to Rosamunde SCHUBERT Violin Concerto MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 7 BEETHOVEN Bronislaw Huberman, violin Wednesday 1 February 1933 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 8, ‘Unfinished’ SCHUBERT Piano Concerto VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Garden of Fand BAX Sea Drift DELIUS Roy Henderson, baritone Harriet Cohen, piano The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 8 February 1933 Adrian Boult Arnold Schoenberg* Overture to Euryanthe WEBER Four Songs RICHARD STRAUSS Variations for Orchestra SCHOENBERG* Symphony No. 3. ‘Eroica’ BEETHOVEN Elena Gerhardt, soprano Wednesday 15 February 1933 Adrian Boult Overture to Iphigenia in Aulis GLUCK Symphony No. 41, ‘Jupiter’ MOZART Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ BEETHOVEN Leonore No. 3, Overture BEETHOVEN Artur Schnabel, piano Wednesday 22 February 1933 Sir Henry Wood Overture to Ivan the Terrible RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Symphony No. 6, ‘Pathetique’ TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 LISZT Second Series from Daphnis and Chloe RAVEL Frederic Lamond, piano Wednesday 8 March 1933 Sir Henry Wood Overture to Egmont BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 31, ‘Horn Signal’ HAYDN Violin Concerto No. 2 BACH Three Fragments from Wozzeck BERG Death and Transfiguration RICHARD STRAUSS May Blyth, soprano Adolf Busch, violin Wednesday 15 March 1933 Adrian Boult King Lear, Overture BERLIOZ Piano Concerto SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 BRAHMS Alfred Cortot, piano Wednesday 22 March 1933 Sir Henry Wood Das Unaufhörliche HINDEMITH Adelheid Armhold, soprano Parry Jones, tenor Arthur Cranmer, baritone Harold Williams, bass The BBC Chorus Wednesday 29 March 1933 Adrian Boult Prelude to Lohengrin WAGNER Piano Concerto No. 23 MOZART Ballet Music from Rosamunde SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 BEETHOVEN Wilhelm Backhaus, piano B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1933 – 1934 Season 4th Season Wednesday 18 October 1933 Adrian Boult Roman Carnival, Overture BERLIOZ Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 ELGAR Josef Hofmann, piano Wednesday 25 October 1933 Adrian Boult Sinfonia in D for Double Orchestra JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH Piano Concerto No. 27 MOZART Till Eulenspiegel RICHARD STRAUSS Symphony No. 7 BEETHOVEN Walter Gieseking, piano Wednesday 1 November 1933 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 85, ‘Hen’ HAYDN Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, ‘Scottish’ MENDELSSOHN Carl Flesch, violin Wednesday 8 November 1933 Adrian Boult Easter Festival Overture RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Piano Concerto No. 2 BARTÓK Morning Heroes BLISS Bela Bartok, piano Jon Swinley, narrator The BBC Chorus Wednesday 15 November 1933 Felix Weingartner Variations on a Theme of Haydn BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 BEETHOVEN Symphonie fantastique BERLIOZ Harold Samuel, piano Wednesday 22 November 1933 Sir Thomas Beecham Symphony No. 34 MOZART Cello Concerto ELGAR From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields SMETANA Eventyr DELIUS Francesca da Rimini TCHAIKOVSKY Gregor Piatigorsky, cello Wednesday 29 November 1933 Adrian Boult Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 BRUCKNER Alfred Cortot, piano Wednesday 6 December 1933 Sir Henry Wood Overture to The Flying Dutchman WAGNER Symphony No. 4 SIBELIUS Piano Concerto SCHUMANN Also sprach Zarathustra RICHARD STRAUSS Myra Hess, piano Wednesday 13 December 1933 Adrian Boult Missa solemnis BEETHOVEN Adelheid Armhold, soprano Margaret Balfour, contralto Parry Jones, tenor Keith Falkner, bass The BBC Chorus Wednesday 31 January 1934 Bruno Walter Symphony No. 40 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 5 PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 4 BRAHMS Sergei Prokofiev, piano Wednesday 7 February 1934 Adrian Boult Overture to Cosi fan tutte MOZART Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 MAHLER Frederic Lamond, piano Wednesday 14 February 1934 Adrian Boult Overture to Oberon WEBER Piano Concerto No. 1 BRAHMS Job, A Masque for Dancing VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Artur Schnabel, piano Wednesday 21 February 1934 Adrian Boult Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 BACH Symphony No. 8 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto BUSONI Egon Petri, piano Wireless Male Voice Chorus Wednesday 28 February 1934 Ernest Ansermet Sonata pian e forte for Brass GABRIELI Violin Concerto BRAHMS La mer DEBUSSY Enigma Variations ELGAR Joszef Szigeti, violin Wednesday 14 March 1934 Adrian Boult Wozzeck (concert performance) BERG Parry Jones, Richard Bitterauf Tudor Davies May Blyth Mary Jarred Percy Heming Walter Widdop Wednesday 21 March 1934 Sir Henry Wood Overture to Manfred SCHUMANN Violin Concerto ELGAR Symphony No. 1 BAX Adolf Busch, violin Wednesday 11 April 1934 Adrian Boult Coronation Anthem, My Heart in Inditing PURCELL Violin Concerto DELIUS Choral Symphony HOLST Miriam Licette, soprano Albert Sammons, violin The BBC Chorus Wednesday 18 April 1934 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 8, ‘Unfinished’ SCHUBERT Viola Concerto WALTON Symphony No. 1 BRAHMS Bernard Shore, viola B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1934 – 1935 Season 5th Season Wednesday 24 October 1934 Sir Thomas Beecham A Mass of Life DELIUS Lillian Stiles-Allen, soprano Astra Desmond, contralto Francis Russell, tenor Roy Henderson, bass The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 31 October 1934 Adrian Boult The Planets HOLST Prometheus, The Poem of Fire SCRIABIN Also sprach Zarathustra RICHARD STRAUSS Myra Hess, piano The Wireless Chorus Wednesday 14 November 1934 Sir Henry Wood Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 BACH Symphony No. 35, ‘Haffner’ MOZART Cello Concerto in D major HAYDN Don Quixote RICHARD STRAUSS Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung WAGNER Pablo Casals, cello Lionel Tertis, viola Wednesday 28 November 1934 Sir Henry Wood Igor Stravinsky* Fireworks STRAVINSKY The Firebird, Concert Suite STRAVINSKY Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra STRAVINSKY Persephone STRAVINSKY* Igor Stravinsky, piano Ida Rubinstein, narrator René Maison, narrator Wednesday 12 December 1934 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 98 HAYDN Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ BEETHOVEN Carl Flesch, violin Wednesday 23 January 1935 Albert Coates Symphony No. 2 BORODIN Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony in C minor YURI SHAPORIN Bronislaw Huberman, violin B.B.C. Chorus Wednesday 6 February 1935 Adrian Boult Introduction and Allegro ELGAR Scherzo HOLST Piano Concerto No. 4 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 BRAHMS Walter Gieseking, piano Wednesday 20 February 1935 Adrian Boult Acis and Galatea HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6 No. 10 HANDEL The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem HANDEL Isobel Baillie, soprano Heddle Nash, tenor John Kentish, baritone William Parsons, bass The BBC Chorus Wednesday 6 March 1935 Sir Hamilton Harty Concerto for Orchestra, with Organ (arr. Harty) HANDEL Symphony No. 5 SIBELIUS Piano Concerto SCHUMANN Romeo’s Reverie and Capulet’s Fete from Romeo and Juliet BERLIOZ Funeral March from Hamlet BERLIOZ Le Corsaire, Overture BERLIOZ Wilhelm Backhaus, piano Wireless Chorus Wednesday 20 March 1935 Adrian Boult Three Toccate (trans. Malipiero) FRESCOBALDI Sinfonia in quattro tempi come le quattro stagioni MALIPIERO Violin Concerto No. 5 MOZART Symphonic Excerpts from Lulu BERG Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2 RAVEL Jascha Heifetz, violin Wednesday 27 March 1935 Felix Weingartner Symphony No. 7 in E major (recons. Weingartner) SCHUBERT Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN Dante Symphony LISZT Frederic Lamond, piano A Section of the BBC Chorus Wednesday 10 April 1935 Adrian Boult Sonata pian e forte for brass GABRIELI Symphony No. 4 in F minor VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Piano Concerto No. 23 MOZART Falstaff ELGAR Overture to Tannhäuser WAGNER Artur Schnabel, piano B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1935 – 1936 Season 6th Season Wednesday 23 October 1935 Adrian Boult Sinfonia from Cantata No. 174 BACH Three Pieces from Lyric Suite (arr. for strings) BERG Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BRAHMS Carl Flesch, violin Wednesday 6 November 1935 Sir Hamilton Harty Don Juan RICHARD STRAUSS Piano Concerto No. 1 CHOPIN Variations and Finale, K334 MOZART Symphony No. 1 WALTON Josef Hofmann, piano Wednesday 13 November 1935 Sir Henry Wood Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4 HANDEL Piano Concerto No. 26 MOZART Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ BEETHOVEN Egon Petri, piano Wednesday 20 November 1935 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 4 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Cello Concerto in B flat major BOCCHERINI Cello Concerto SCHUMANN Enigma Variations ELGAR Pablo Casals, cello Wednesday 27 November 1935 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 104, ‘London’ HAYDN Piano Concerto No. 4 BEETHOVEN Music for String Orchestra BLISS Symphony No. 1, ‘Spring’ SCHUMANN Myra Hess, piano Wednesday 11 December 1935 Sir Adrian Boult King Arthur (concert performance) PURCELL Enid Cruickshank, soprano Parry Jones, tenor Norman Walker, baritone Kate Winter, soprano Noel Eadie, soprano Ambrose Gauntlett, viola da gamba Ernest Lush, harpsichord Wednesday 29 January 1936 Adrian Boult Constant Lambert* Summer’s Last Will and Testament LAMBERT* The First Walpurgis Night MENDELSSOHN Maud Heaton, soprano Walter Widdop, tenor Roy Henderson, baritone Robert Easton, bass The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 12 February 1936 Ernest Ansermet Symphony No. 41, ‘Jupiter’ MOZART Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN Oedipus Rex STRAVINSKY Ernst von Dohnanyi, piano Oda Slobodskaya, soprano Walter Widdop, tenor Tudor Davies, tenor Harold Williams, baritone Norman Walker, bass Philip Cunningham, bass The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 19 February 1936 Adrian Boult Symphony No. 8, ‘Unfinished’ SCHUBERT Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 7 BEETHOVEN Joszef Szigeti, violin Wednesday 26 February 1936 Sir Henry Wood Overture, Elegy and Rondo BAX Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola MOZART Symphony No. 1 SIBELIUS Adolf Busch, violin Lionel Tertis, viola Wednesday 4 March 1936 Sir Hamilton Harty Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts) BERLIOZ Symphonie funebre et triomphale BERLIOZ Parry Jones, tenor The BBC Choral Society The BBC Military Band Wednesday 18 March 1936 Albert Coates Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (concert performance) SHOSTAKOVICH Oda Slobodskaya, soprano Hughes Macklin, tenor Harold Williams, bass Parry Jones, tenor Tudor Davies, tenor Wednesday 25 March 1936 Adrian Boult Cantata Profana BARTOK Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’ BEETHOVEN Laelia Finneberg, soprano Astra Desmond, contralto Parry Jones, tenor Walter Widdop, tenor Arnold Matters, bass Norman Walker, bass The BBC Choral Society B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1936 – 1937 Season 7th Season Wednesday 21 October 1936 Sir Adrian Boult Leonore No. 3, Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 20 MOZART A Sea Symphony (Symphony No. 1) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS José Iturbi, piano Noel Eadie, tenor William Parsons, baritone The BBC Choral Society Wednesday 4 November 1936 Willem Mengelberg Concerto Grosso No. 8 HANDEL Piano Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS Ein Heldenleben RICHARD STRAUSS Myra Hess, piano Paul Beard, violin Wednesday 18 November 1936 Adrian Boult Variations on a Theme by Haydn BRAHMS Cello Concerto ELGAR Symphony No. 4 TCHAIKOVSKY Pablo Casals, cello Wednesday 25 November 1936 Leslie Heward Les Francs-juges, Overture BERLIOZ Piano Concerto No. 4 BEETHOVEN Three Nocturnes DEBUSSY Symphony No. 5 SIBELIUS Egon Petri, piano The BBC Women’s Chorus Wednesday 2 December 1936 Adrian Boult The Dream of Gerontius ELGAR Muriel Brunskill, contralto Heddle Nash, tenor Horace Stevens, bass The BBC Choral Society Wednesday 9 December 1936 Sir Henry Wood A Faust Overture WAGNER Symphony No. 2 BRAHMS Violin Concerto BERG Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (orch. Respighi) BACH Louis Krasner, violin Wednesday 20 January 1937 Adrian Boult Concerto Grosso No. 1 HANDEL Organ Concerto No. 7 HANDEL Concerto Grosso No. 28 in F major HANDEL Alexander’s Feast HANDEL Harold Dawber, organ Elsie Suddaby, soprano Freda Townson, contralto Walter Widdop, tenor Norman Walker, bass The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 27 January 1937 Adrian Boult Music for Strings BLISS Five Tudor Portraits VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’ BEETHOVEN Astra Desmond, soprano Roy Henderson, baritone The Croydon Philharmonic Society BBC Chorus Wednesday 3 February 1937 Sir Thomas Beecham Symphony No. 97 HAYDN Paris DELIUS Piano Concerto GRIEG The Swan of Tuonela and Lemminkainen’s Return SIBELIUS Walter Gieseking, piano Wednesday 10 February 1937 Sir Henry Wood Symphony No. 4, ‘Italian’ MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto IRELAND Symphonic Variations FRANCK The Bells RACHMANINOV Arthur Rubinstein, piano Isobel Baillie, soprano Parry Jones, tenor Roy Henderson, baritone The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 17 February 1937 Adrian Boult Chaconne from King Arthur PURCELL Symphony No. 6 BAX Violin Concerto No. 1 PROKOFIEV The Rite of Spring STRAVINSKY Joszef Szigeti, violin Wednesday 24 February 1937 Ernest Ansermet Mathis der Maler, Symphony HINDEMITH Viola Concerto WALTON Harold in Italy BERLIOZ Lionel Tertis, viola Wednesday 3 March 1937 Adrian Boult Serenata Notturna MOZART Double Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 9 in C major, ‘Great’ SCHUBERT Adolf Busch, violin Hermann Busch, cello Wednesday 17 March 1937 Sir Adrian Boult Doktor Faust (concert performance) BUSONI Dennis Noble, baritone Parry Jones, tenor May Blyth, soprano Wednesday 7 April 1937 Sir Adrian Boult Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 BACH Symphony No. 8 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 BRAHMS B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1937 – 1938 Season 8th Season Wednesday 20 October 1937 Sir Adrian Boult Canzona for Brass GABRIELI Symphony No. 7 BEETHOVEN La Mer DEBUSSY Overture to Benvenuto Cellini BERLIOZ Saturday 30 October 1937 Arturo Toscanini Tragic Overture BRAHMS A German Requiem BRAHMS Isobel Baillie, soprano Alexander Sved, baritone BBC Choral Society Wednesday 3 November 1937 Arturo Toscanini Symphony No. 1 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’ BEETHOVEN Isobel Baillie, soprano Mary Jarred, contralto Parry Jones, tenor Harold Williams, bass BBC Chorus Wednesday 10 November 1937 Sir Adrian Boult Symphony No. 39 MOZART Falstaff ELGAR Symphony No. 9, ‘Great’ SCHUBERT Wednesday 17 November 1937 Sir Adrian Boult Haffner Serenade MOZART Cello Concerto DONALD TOVEY Pablo Casals, cello Wednesday 24 November 1937 Sir Adrian Boult Overture to Manfred SCHUMANN North Country Sketches DELIUS Piano Concerto No. 2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 TCHAIKOVSKY Solomon, piano Wednesday 1 December 1937 Sir Adrian Boult A London Overture IRELAND In Honour of the City of London WALTON These Things shall be IRELAND Belshazzar’s Feast WALTON Dennis Noble, baritone The BBC Choral Society Wednesday 8 December 1937 Malcolm Sargent Symphony No. 103, ‘Drum Roll’ HAYDN Violin Concerto DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 5 BAX Nathan Milstein, violin Wednesday 19 January 1938 Willem Mengelberg Overture to Alceste GLUCK Symphony No. 3 BRAHMS Philharmonic Concerto HINDEMITH Also sprach Zarathustra RICHARD STRAUSS Wednesday 26 January 1938 Sir Adrian Boult Sergei Prokofiev* Symphony No. 1, ‘Classic’ PROKOFIEV* Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet PROKOFIEV* Violin Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV* Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ BEETHOVEN Robert Soetens, violin Wednesday 2 February 1938 Sir Adrian Boult Concerto Grosso No. 7 in C major HANDEL Piano Concerto No. 24 MOZART Symphony No. 2 ELGAR Myra Hess, piano Wednesday 9 February 1938 Sir Henry Wood Symphony No. 8 MAHLER Lilian Stiles-Allen, soprano May Blyth, soprano Laelia Finneberg, soprano Muriel Brunskill, contralto Margaret Balfour, contralto Walter Widdop, tenor Harold Williams, baritone William Parsons, bass The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 16 February 1938 Sir Adrian Boult Grosse Fuge BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 SIBELIUS Jelly d’Aranyi, violin Wednesday 23 February 1938 Sir Adrian Boult Symphony No. 2 MALIPIERO Piano Concerto No. 3 RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 4 BRAHMS Egon Petri, piano Wednesday 2 March 1938 Sir Henry Wood Fantasia and Fugue in C minor (orch. Elgar) BACH Symphony No. 4 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ BEETHOVEN Death and Transfiguration RICHARD STRAUSS Wilhelm Backhaus, piano Wednesday 16 March 1938 Mass in B minor BACH Jo Vincent, soprano Mary Jarred, contralto Heddle Nash, tenor William Parsons, bass BBC Choral Society B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1938 – 1939 Season 9th Season Wednesday 19 October 1938 Sir Adrian Boult Academic Festival Overture BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 BRAHMS Myra Hess, piano Wednesday 26 October 1938 Sir Adrian Boult Notturno for Four Orchestras MOZART Violin Concerto BUSONI Symphony No. 1 WALTON Josef Szigeti, violin Wednesday 2 November 1938 Sir Adrian Boult Symphony No. 88 HAYDN Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ BEETHOVEN Symphonie Fantastique BERLIOZ Artur Schnabel, piano Wednesday 9 November 1938 Eugene Goossens Overture to Genoveva SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 BEETHOVEN Two Nature Poems GOOSSENS The Rite of Spring STRAVINSKY Wednesday 16 November 1938 Basil Cameron Overture to The Sicilian Vespers VERDI Symphony No. 4 BAX Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini RACHMANINOV Symphony No. 5 SIBELIUS Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano Wednesday 23 November 1938 Sir Adrian Boult Overture to Fidelio BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 23 MOZART Das Lied von der Erde MAHLER Wilhelm Backhaus, piano Mary Jarred, mezzo soprano Walter Widdop, tenor Wednesday 30 November 1938 Sir Henry Wood Judas Maccabeus HANDEL Cecily Stiles-Allen, soprano Muriel Brunskill, contralto Frank Titterton, tenor John Fullard, baritone Harold Williams, bass The Philharmonic Choir Wednesday 7 December 1938 Sir Henry Wood Introduction and Allegro ELGAR Cello Concerto ELGAR Symphony No. 1 ELGAR Guilhermina Suggia, cello Wednesday 11 January 1939 Bruno Walter Symphony No. 40 MOZART Requiem Mass MOZART Noel Eadie, soprano Astra Desmond, contralto Heddle Nash, tenor Keith Falkner, bass The BBC Choral Society Wednesday 18 January 1939 Bruno Walter Tragic Overture BRAHMS Song of Destiny BRAHMS Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’ BEETHOVEN Isobel Baillie, soprano Margaret Balfour, contralto Parry Jones, tenor Harold Williams, bass BBC Choral Society Wednesday 1 February 1939 Sir Adrian Boult Symphony No. 8, ‘Unfinished’ SCHUBERT Three Fragments from Wozzeck BERG Ein Heldenleben RICHARD STRAUSS May Blyth, soprano Paul Beard, solo violin Wednesday 8 February 1939 Sir Adrian Boult The Hymn of Jesus HOLST King David HONEGGER Elsie Suddaby, soprano Astra Desmond, contralto Parry Jones, tenor Leslie Banks, narrator BBC Choral Society Wednesday 15 February 1939 Sir Adrian Boult Overture in the Italian Style in C major SCHUBERT Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 8 DVOŘÁK Albert Sammons, violin Wednesday 22 February 1939 Sir Thomas Beecham A Faust Overture WAGNER In a Summer Garden DELIUS Royal Hunt and Storm from The Trojans BERLIOZ Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde WAGNER Symphony No. 5 TCHAIKOVSKY Wednesday 1 March 1939 Sir Adrian Boult Sir Hamilton Harty* Overture to Don Giovanni MOZART Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN The Children of Lir HAMILTON HARTY* A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Isobel Baillie, soprano Solomon, piano Wednesday 8 March 1939 Sir Adrian Boult Suite No. 3 BACH Three Nocturnes DEBUSSY Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ BEETHOVEN BBC Women’s Chorus B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1945 – 1946 Season 10th Season Wednesday 17 October 1945 Sir Adrian Boult Symphony No. 1 BEETHOVEN Paris DELIUS Cello Concerto DVOŘÁK Academic Festival Overture BRAHMS Pablo Casals, cello Wednesday 31 October 1945 Sir Thomas Beecham Overture to The Flying Dutchman WAGNER Le Rouet d’Omphale SAINT-SAËNS Iberia DEBUSSY Symphonie Fantastique BERLIOZ Wednesday 14 November 1945 Sir Adrian Boult Overture to Alceste GLUCK ‘Divinités du Styx’, aria from Alceste GLUCK Symphony No. 4 BEETHOVEN The Garden of Fand BAX Dance of the Seven Veils and Closing Scene from Salome RICHARD STRAUSS Marjorie Lawrence, soprano Wednesday 28 November 1945 Sir Adrian Boult Overture to Egmont BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto No. 4 MOZART Violin Concerto No. 2 BARTOK Symphony No. 5 SCHUBERT Yehudi Menuhin, violin Wednesday 12 December 1945 Basil Cameron Tapiola SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3 SIBELIUS The Swan of Tuonela and Lemminkaïnen’s Return SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 SIBELIUS Wednesday 23 January 1946 Rafael Kubelik Overture to The Bartered Bride SMETANA Symphony No. 7 DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Meditation on an Old Bohemian Chorale SUK La Bagarre MARTINŮ Ida Haendel, violin Wednesday 6 February 1946 Albert Wolff Le carnival romain, Overture BERLIOZ Symphony in D minor FRANCK Pavane for a Dead Infanta RAVEL Suite from Mother Goose RAVEL La Mer DEBUSSY Wednesday 20 February 1946 John Barbirolli Requiem Mass VERDI Edna Hobson, soprano Gladys Ripley, contralto Parry Jones, tenor Tom Williams, bass BBC Choral Society Wednesday 6 March 1946 Sir Adrian Boult Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 BACH Concerto for Orchestra BARTOK Violin Concerto BRAHMS Royal Hunt and Storm and Trojan March from The Trojans BERLIOZ Arthur Grumiaux, violin Wednesday 20 March 1946 Sir Adrian Boult Overture to Fidelio BEETHOVEN Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Piano Concerto No. 9 MOZART Belshazzar’s Feast WALTON Myra Hess, piano Dennis Noble, baritone BBC Choral Society B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1946 – 1947 Season 11th Season Wednesday 16 October 1946 Sir Adrian Boult Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, ‘Wir danken dir’ BACH Violin Concerto No. 3 MOZART Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’ BEETHOVEN George Thalben-Ball, organ Ida Haendel, violin Soloists from the BBC Singers BBC Choral Society Wednesday 30 October 1946 Eugene Goossens Concertino for Double String Orchestra GOOSSENS Threnody CRESTON Till Eulenspiegel RICHARD STRAUSS Symphony No. 2 ELGAR Wednesday 13 November 1946 Rafael Kubelik Symphony No. 38, ‘Prague’ MOZART Sinfonietta JANACEK Symphony No. 3, ‘Eroica’ BEETHOVEN Wednesday 27 November 1946 Sir Adrian Boult Le Corsaire, Overture BERLIOZ Variations on a Theme by Haydn BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 3 BARTOK Symphony No. 2 SIBELIUS Louis Kentner, piano Wednesday 11 December 1946 Sir Thomas Beecham A Mass of Life DELIUS Muriel Stiles-Allen, soprano Muriel Brunskill, contralto Frank Titterton, tenor Redvers Llewellyn, bass BBC Choral Society Wednesday 22 January 1947 Sir Adrian Boult Prelude to Tristan and Isolde WAGNER Piano Concerto No. 5, ‘Emperor’ BEETHOVEN Job, A Masque for Dancing VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Claudio Arrau, piano Wednesday 5 February 1947 Sir Adrian Boult Scherzo Fantastique STRAVINSKY Cello Concerto DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6, ‘Pathétique’ TCHAIKOVSKY Maurice Eisenberg, cello Wednesday 19 February 1947 John Barbirolli The Dream of Gerontius ELGAR Gladys Ripley, contralto Parry Jones, tenor David Franklin, bass BBC Choral Society Wednesday 5 March 1947 Sir Adrian Boult Symphony No. 94, ‘Surprise’ HAYDN Violin Concerto SIBELIUS Symphony No. 4 BRAHMS Ginette Neveu, violin Wednesday 19 May 1947 Sir Adrian Boult Introduction and Allegro for Strings ELGAR Piano Concerto BLISS Symphony No. 9, ‘Great’ SCHUBERT Solomon, piano B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra 1947 – 1948 Season 12th Season Wednesday 15 October 1947 Sir Adrian Boult The Consecration of the House, Overture BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto BRAHMS A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Joszef Szigeti, violin Wednesday 29 October 1947 Sir Adrian Boult Richard Strauss* Symphony No. 41, ‘Jupiter’ MOZART Till Eulenspiegel RICHARD STRAUSS* The Planets, suite HOLST BBC Women’s Chorus Wednesday 12 November 1947 (BBC Silver Jubilee Concert) John Barbirolli Sir Adrian Boult Introduction and Allegro for Strings ELGAR* Symphony No. 4 TCHAIKOVSKY* Serenade to Music VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5 BEETHOVEN BBC Northern Orchestra BBC Scottish Orchestra BBC Singers Wednesday 26 November 1947 Sir Malcolm Sargent Der Freischütz, Overture WEBER ‘Io son Titania’, aria from Mignon THOMAS Echo Song (with piano obbligato) BISHOP Piano Concerto No. 4 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 BRAHMS Olive Goff, soprano Lev Pouishnoff, piano Wednesday 10 December 1947 Sir Thomas Beecham Grande Messe des Morts BERLIOZ Rene Soames, tenor BBC Choral Society Luton Choral Society Wednesday 21 January 1948 Sir Adrian Boult Cosi fan tutte, Overture MOZART Piano Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 BRAHMS Solomon, piano Wednesday 4 February 1948 Basil Cameron Symphony No. 4, ‘Italian’ MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto MENDELSSOHN Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher HONEGGER Theo Olof, violin Constance Cummings, soprano BBC Chorus Girl’s Choir from Mary Datchelor School Wednesday 18 February 1948 Sir Malcolm Sargent Symphony No. 3 RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto DELIUS Symphony No. 2 SIBELIUS Clifford Curzon, piano Wednesday 17 March 1948 Sir Adrian Boult Sinfonia from the Easter Oratorio BACH Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 WALTON Ginette Neveu, violin Wednesday 14 April 1948 Sir Adrian Boult Missa solemnis BEETHOVEN Emelie Hooke, soprano Janet Howe, contralto Parry Jones, tenor Tom Williams, bass BBC Choral Society Wednesday 19 May 1948 Victor de Sabata William Tell, Overture ROSSINI Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’ BEETHOVEN Symphonie Fantastique BERLIOZ

2 comments:

smittims said...

I was interested to see Arnold Schoenberg listed as the conductor of his Variations in February 1933. I had understood this performance was conducted by Sir Adrian Boult. Maybe Boult conducted a separate studio broadcast around the same time.

Concert Archives said...

Thanks for the post. I've checked the review of the performance in The Times which makes it clear that Schoenberg did indeed conduct the work himself.