English Classics

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012

Today’s programme consists of English classical music, from the Baroque period to the 20th century.

Several of the pieces will be familiar to many listeners, but the programme also includes a significant number of lesser‐known works, many of which really deserve greater exposure. In particular, listen out for a set of wonderful Victorian concert overtures played by the English Northern Philharmonia under the baton of David Lloyd‐Jones, including Mackenzie’s Britannia ‘A Nautical Overture’ — which starts and ends with a cadence that pre‐echoes the “five tones” from Close Encounters! There are also some wonderful pieces by Parry that deserve to be better‐known, and I’ve thrown in a not‐quite‐so‐classical album of songs about London from Catherine Bott, featuring a series of impressive live performances.

Then join us at 11am or 7pm Pacific (19:00 or 03:00 in the UK) for the latest in our landmark radio drama series The Black Mass (see separate listing).

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

Photograph: English Country Lane by cdavis 


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