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by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013

Today on Radio Riel, we present a programme of music evoking the countryside and rural life.

Mainly, but not exclusively, classical in nature, we’ll hear music like Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony and the beautiful but lesser known Symphony No 3 from Vaughan Williams. There’s The Lark Ascending and many other beautiful relaxing classics, and some tuneful light classics like Ketelbey’s In A Lover’s Garden Suite and Paul Reade’s Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite. You’ll also hear a number of orchestral arrangements of (mainly English) folk tunes by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Tomlinson and others.

In addition, you’ll hear some relaxing ‘smooth jazz’ and New Age pieces, again with a rural air. Is it Spring yet?

Zeeber Gold: Paul Bowles — A Time In Tangier

Then join us at 11am or 7pm Pacific time (19:00 or 03:00 in the UK) for the latest of our series of classic interviews with the movers and shakers, artists and musicians of the 1960s and 1970s, Zeeber Gold, from ZBS. Tonight we air a fascinating interview with Paul Bowles, the ex‐pat author, composer and translator, who spent much of his life in Morocco. See separate entry for more details.

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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