Radio: Learned Noise

"I intend scheduling the greatest works of music, drama, opera, etc., and the best radio technique, with no concession whatever to mass taste. I'm not going to move an inch from my standard. The listeners will have to come to us."

With this bold proem, George R. Barnes, director of BBC's "Third Program,"*launched one of the boldest ventures in the history of broadcasting. In the month since he spoke, BBC has aired, between the hours of 6 and 12 every night, such works as Shaw's Man and Superman (four hours), Wagner's Tristan and Isolde (four hours), Bach's Art of Fugue, Mahler's Lied...

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