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The Road Of Life (soap opera)

    (CBS Daytime, 1954 - 1955)

    [This unfortunately short-lived TV soap opera was based upon the
     very successful long-lived radio series, which aired on 
     NBC and CBS, between 1937 - 1959]


Open Theme: "Promenade A" from "Pictures At An Exhibition"

    [aka: "Tableaux d'une Exposition";

     The melody is a linking motif for the suite of piano pieces
     describing a show of paintings by Victor A. Hartmann in 1873,
     composed by Modeste Mussorgsky (who also had his name spelled
     Modest Moussorgsky in the West.) The piano pieces were so well
     received that they were orchestrated later by the famed French 
     composer Maurice Ravel as a suite for orchestra -- which is
     the form by which most people know it;

     THEME credit verified by TV Theme Collector Ray Clark]

     Composer: music by Modest Moussorgsky (predates ASCAP & BMI), and
               arranged by Maurice Joseph Ravel (predates ASCAP & BMI)

     Original Publisher: B. Bessel & Cie publisher, 
                            of St. Petersburg, Russia

     1978 Publisher: [now in the Public Domain]
     2000 Publisher: [now in the Public Domain]
      
     Composition Date: 1886 - 1887
     Publication Date: 1887
     
     Orchestration Date: 

     Recordings:


CloseTheme: "Theme from 'The Pathetique' Symphony, No. 6, in B-minor (Opus 74)"

    [The melody -- one of the original radio series THEMEs -- was
     originally a subordinate theme from the First movement of this 
     famous "warhorse" -- an often-programmed classical piece. This
     symphony was completed in the last year of the composer's life. It
     is thought that Tchaikovsky committed suicide over a gay affair with 
     a military student which would have resulted in a ruinous scandal.]

     Composer: Pytor Ilyitch ("Peter") Tchaikovsky
                     (predates ASCAP & BMI)

     Original Publisher: P. I. Jurgenson publisher, 
                            of Moscow, Russia

     1978 Publisher: [now in the Public Domain]
     2000 Publisher: [now in the Public Domain]
      
     Composition Date: August, 1893
     Publication Date: March,  1894

     Recordings:


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