20s, 30s and more

Today we’re lead­ing off with the music of the 20s and 30s, but in fact the pro­gramme includes songs by com­posers such as Harold Arlen that con­tin­ue right up to the 1950s.

The range is fair­ly wide, but it is most, but not all, jazz-based, run­ning from orig­i­nal bal­lads, swing and big band record­ings of the era, up to mod­ern recre­ations of the pop­u­lar music of the Weimar Repub­lic from Max Raabe and the Palast Orch­ester.

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Thanks to every­one who par­tic­i­pat­ed in one way or anoth­er in yes­ter­day’s Riel Day for Life, and espe­cial­ly to Gabi for her marathon pro­gram­ming and organ­i­sa­tion­al efforts. The Day was a great suc­cess – and don’t for­get, you can still (of course!) make a dona­tion to Team New Bab­bage Relay for Life. And if you’re a Sec­ond Life res­i­dent, bear in mind that the Relay itself is next week­end!

But today, relax and enjoy the music as we take you back to the time between the Wars.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now in-world at http://music.radioriel.org, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin.

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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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