Rameau and his contemporaries

Tomor­row, Sep­tem­ber 25, marks the birth­day of Jean-Philippe Rameau in Dijon in 1683.

He was one of the most impor­tant French com­posers and music the­o­rists of the Baroque era, replac­ing Jean-Bap­tiste Lul­ly as the dom­i­nant com­pos­er of French opera.

Today we’ll be hear­ing his music, and the music of his con­tem­po­raries across the Chan­nel and else­where in Europe.

Then join us at 7pm or 3am UK time — 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic Time — for the lat­est instal­ments of our award-win­ning radio dra­ma seri­als in the ZBS Radio HourTrav­els with Jack at the top of the hour, fol­lowed by some more sto­ries from Sarato­ga Springs at half-past.

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 http://main.radioriel.org, 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: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

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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