From the Library: Across the Channel

Today we fea­ture clas­si­cal music from the late 19th and ear­ly 20th cen­turies from both sides of the Eng­lish Chan­nel, includ­ing a vari­ety of French and Eng­lish com­posers of the peri­od includ­ing Debussy, Delius, Rav­el, Elgar and more.

The image, paint­ed by E W Cocks around 1840, shows the first cross­ing of the Chan­nel by bal­loon, by Blan­chard in ear­ly 1785. The flight from Dover to near Calais took four and a half hours.

Don’t for­get that you can still spon­sor an hour of Radio Riel pro­gram­ming in the Radio Riel Day for Life. Choose the music that we play all day on Sun­day July 11 — all pro­ceeds to the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety’s Relay for Life! Click here for details.

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, 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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