In honor of yesterday’s 118th birthday of Sergei Prokofiev, Radio Riel is featuring the works of some of Russia’s greatest composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today you will hear pieces by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky and
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From the Library: From Russia with Love

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by Gabrielle Riel on Tuesday, 28 April, 2009

In honor of yesterday’s 118th birthday of Sergei Prokofiev, Radio Riel is featuring the works of some of Russia’s greatest composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today you will hear pieces by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky and of course the birthday boy, Prokofiev.

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at http://music.radioriel.org . Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.

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Anonymous April 28, 2009 at 12:29

Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet"... some of the most emotionally stimulating music I've ever heard. Prokofiev weaves a pattern of tender love into the coarse fabric of blind hatred and ends with that quiet strain at the end... hope.

Thank you. You made my day with this music.

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Gabrielle Riel April 28, 2009 at 14:28

I am so happy you are enjoying it! And thrilled to have made your day.

I put a lot of thought into today's playlist. I am such a 20th Century Classical music girl, and a great deal of today's music are is some of my favorite modern classical music.

It *is* very emotional music.

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