Music from the Grand Hotel: Viennese Nights

in Daily Programme, Radio Drama, Radio Riel Main, ZBS Radio Hour

by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 5 January, 2013

And now we take you to the Palm Court of the Grand Hotel… as the announcer used to say, introducing a programme of fine light classical and dance music from the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, on Britain’s South Coast.

Today on Radio Riel’s main stream, we take you back to the dance‐halls, hotel lounges and ocean liners of the early to middle 20th Century, characterised by the BBC radio series, Grand Hotel. We’ll also be hearing some classic big‐band recordings and much more.

As we’re still close to New Year, today’s programme has a distinct Viennese flavour, with waltzes, polkas and other classic dance tunes from the Strauss family and many others.

The programme includes a mixture of original period recordings and modern performances.

ZBS Radio Hour

Then join us at 11am or 7pm Pacific Time, 19:00 or 03:00 GMT, for the latest instalments in our exciting adventures from ZBS Foundation as we continue Midnight at the Casa Luna, followed by our Steampunk satire, Lady Windermere’s Brass Fantabulous.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, 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:


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