'This finale has such tremendous drive and vitality'

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The Finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
The Finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony

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Script of a radio talk by Brian Boydell on 'The Finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony'.

  • Title
    The Finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
  • Production Year
    1950
  • Contributor
    Brian Boydell (presenter)
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • Material Type
    Document
  • Series title
    Symphonic Music for Young Listeners
  • Clip title
    'This finale has such tremendous drive and vitality'
  • Extended description

    This is the script of a radio talk by composer and broadcaster Brian Boydell on 'The Finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony'. He says 'this finale has such tremendous drive and vitality that the music carries us along with it - it is a movement which hardly needs explanation to help you to enjoy it; but in the hopes that you might enjoy it even more, I will point out one or two things about it.'

    He goes on to deliver an in-depth critique of the finale, covering rhythm, themes and plot.

    The complete four-page script is presented here.

  • Information

    This document is held in the RTÉ Archives document collection.

    Typed script, 4 pages.

    This programme was broadcast on 24 May 1950.

    'Symphonic Music for Young Listeners' was a ten-part series, broadcast in 1950 on Radio Éireann.

  • Local keywords
    Communications, Radio, Radio Éireann, Music, Symphonic Music, Classical Music, Beethoven, Documents, Brian Boydell, Document
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • First broadcast channel
    Radio Éireann
  • Broadcast date
    24/05/1950
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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