Audite Nova! Love, Lust and Liripipes

in Monthly Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Diamanda Gustafson on Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Audite Nova! Love, Lust and Liripipes

Tonight around 7pm SLT (time subject to RL agent’s traffic happenstance),  in honor of Valentine’s day two days ago, Diamanda Gustafson has selected for your listening pleasure a number of songs praising love in all its facets, from carnal lust to courtly love, and from broken hearts to happy ends.

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Folk — and a bit of Beatles — By Arrangement

by Elrik Merlin 15 February 2017 Daily Programme
Folk – and a bit of Beatles – By Arrangement

The theme today is orchestral (mainly) arrangements of British folk tunes. However we have taken the liberty of stretching the definition of “Folk” a little on this occasion to include the work of Messrs Lennon & McCartney — mainly as an excuse, it must be said, to include the marvellous Beatles Concerto, composed by John Rutter and performed by Rostal and Shaefer on piano with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Ron Goodwin. We’ve also included some rather amusing baroque arrangements of Beatles tunes, by Peter Breiner and Joshua Rifkin.

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Music of England & Wales

by Elrik Merlin 11 February 2017 Daily Programme
Music of England & Wales

Today’s programme includes both Welsh traditional music and traditional songs from England, both in their original form and in the shape of modern orchestrations and arrangements of the old songs. 

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