trying to identify a radio show based on music remembered

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trying to identify a radio show based on music remembered

Postby geo » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:59 am

My wife remembers in a radio show she heard when she was young, in the late 30s or early-mid 40s, where there was a certain brief instrumental piece regularly played - either as some transitional music or to introduce or be part of a commercial.

She heard the snippet of the piece many times and thus feels it was not just a one time performance.

But she does not remember what the radio show. Nor does she remember what the commercials were that were on it.

The part of the piece itself she heard is the first 30 seconds or so of Grieg's Norwegian Dances no 2 - itself a very brief piece. My wife remembers in a radio show she heard when she was young, in the late 30s or early-mid 40s, where there was a certain brief instrumental piece regularly played - either as some transitional music or to introduce or be part of a commercial.

She heard the snippet of the piece many times and thus feels it was not just a one time performance.

But she does not remember what the radio show. Nor does she remember what the commercials were that were on it.

The part of the piece itself she heard is the first 30 seconds or so of Grieg's Norwegian Dances no 2 - itself a very brief piece. (she remembered how the tune went but not the tune, and it was identified by some experts at a classical music forum, by listening to audio file of her humming the tune she remembered)

Performances of this piece by both piano and orchestra can be found at the sites below. The first 30 seconds or so is what she remembers.

Does anyone know what that radio show might have been ?

Different versions of this same music can be found at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYrCj4lweLg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUwdsK3J9z4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS3fDOnygd8


Thanks for your help and/or for suggestions on other ways we might proceed with this search.

Geo

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