Keyboard Classics

Today on Radio Riel’s Main Stream we present a wealth of key­board pieces — pri­mar­i­ly on piano, harp­si­chord and organ, but you’ll hear some oth­er tra­di­tion­al key­board instru­ments too — both solo and with oth­er musi­cal forces back­ing them. And today we are fea­tur­ing a won­der­ful album of organ music by Marie-Claire Alain, Great Toc­catas, includ­ing the fab­u­lous Suite Goth­ique by Leon Boell­mann.

The main spread of the pro­gramme encom­pass­es the Baroque and Clas­si­cal peri­ods, but you’ll also hear some more mod­ern pieces includ­ing treat­ments of clas­si­cal pieces, and some engag­ing lit­tle 19th cen­tu­ry pieces that are less well-known. Most of the time, there is a clas­si­cal or baroque link in there some­where, even if it’s not imme­di­ate­ly obvi­ous.

Image: The pipe organ in Saint-Ger­main l’Aux­er­rois, Paris by Gérard Jan­ot


Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. If you are in the Unit­ed States or Cana­da, please click here to launch the Stream Licens­ing play­er. 

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