Happy Birthday William Alwyn!


Eng­lish com­pos­er William Alwyn was born on Novem­ber 7, 1905, mak­ing today his 108th birth­day! In hon­or of this, our pro­gram on Radio Riel’s main stream today fea­tures his music, as well as that of his con­tem­po­raries.

William Alwyn was a vir­tu­oso flautist and pro­fes­sor of com­po­si­tion at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music. His works were var­ied, from sym­phonies to operas. He was a pro­lif­ic com­pos­er of film scores, of which he wrote 70. The music in our pro­gram today that is not by Alwyn focus­es on the film music of oth­er com­posers, both Eng­lish and from else­where.

Today’s pro­gram is pre­sent­ed by Gabrielle Riel. To lis­ten, click here to start your play­er . If you are in the Unit­ed States, please use the fol­low­ing link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in .

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