English Baroque Masters

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main, Zeeber Gold

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 22 May, 2013

Today, Elrik Merlin presents a programme featuring the work of a wide range of English composers of the Baroque period.

The programme includes well‐known figures like Handel, Arne, Purcell and Boyce along with a host of other lesser‐known works by composers such as John Blow, Jeremiah Clarke, Matthew Locke, John Ravenscroft and others.

Zeeber Gold — Syd Barrett

Today’s edition of Zeeber Gold — classic interviews with the artists, musicians and thinkers of the 1960s and 1970s, features a short but fascinating previously unbroadcast interview with Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. Catch it at 11am or 7pm Pacific (19:00 or 03:00 UK time).

Meatball Fulton interviewed Syd Barrett in London back in 1967. Barrett was considered a creative genius. He wrote and/or cowrote 9 of the 11 songs on the Pink Floyd’s first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Barrett also came up with the group’s name, “The Pink Floyd.” Here Barrett talks of his painting, and of criticism. As Meatball recalls in his introduction to the interview, “My impression was that he had been taking a lot of LSD trips. In fact, his eyes were so open it was like looking into a tunnel, there were no barriers, I had to stop myself from tumbling down inside him. I think I now know what it’s like to be Alice in Wonderland.” This is a strange interview. Meatball decided to leave it raw and unedited.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme now at http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in; outside the US, tune to http://main.radioriel.org in‐world, or simply click here if your browser is configured to launch a player automatically.


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