Music of Yesteryear

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by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 7 March, 2012

Today, join us for a programme of popular music from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

The range is broad, from ballads (both from the UK as well as from North America) and music-hall songs to pieces we now regard as “classical” such as Strauss waltzes, piano and orchestral pieces by Erik Satie, and operettas such as those by Gilbert & Sullivan and Lionel Monckton, who can be legitimately regarded as the father of the modern musical.

You may conclude that the music world of today is at least no more varied and interesting than that of over a century ago.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin and produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with our friends at the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. 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:

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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