A Victorian celebration

From the libret­tos of Sir Arthur Sul­li­van to the dance of Johan Strauss music from the 19th cen­tu­ry is more than just repeats of Beethoven and Mozart.

Join Edward Pearse in lis­ten­ing to some of the pop­u­lar songs of the era. From bal­lads and songs that today we would prob­a­bly call “pop music” to the pop­u­lar music from balls and fêtes. Record­ed music was not an option at the time, so the live per­for­mances of the musi­cians car­ried a lit­tle extra with them.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life. Today’s pro­gram was pro­duced by Edward Pearse.

You can lis­ten now at http://music.radioriel.org — the ide­al URL for you to use in your home par­cel media address in-world — or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

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