Welcome the Woodwinds: The Music of Emma Johnson

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

by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 16 March, 2013

Today’s programme features members of the woodwind family. In particular, we are featuring some of the recordings of world‐leading British clarinet virtuoso Emma Johnson, including Paul Reade’s Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite (which was dedicated to her), Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto and a series of Bagatelles by Stanford.

The solo instruments you’ll today include oboe, clarinet, flute, bassoon, recorder and more, including the gamut of Early Music woodwinds like the shawn (the predecessor of the oboe), curtal (a proto‐bassoon) and crumhorn.

The majority of today’s programme features music from the Baroque and Classical eras, but there is some Renaissance music too (and a little mediaeval) plus more recent works, including some light orchestral compositions and some modern pieces by composers like Christopher Gunning and Richard Harvey.

Then join us at 11am or 7pm Pacific Time (this week, that’s 18:00 or 02:00 in the UK) for the latest installments of our adventures from ZBS Foundation in The ZBS Radio Hour.

MOVO1Mojo receives a call from “The Whistle Stop Hobby Shop.” He’s told his pocket watch has arrived. It’s a gift from someone he’s never met, a man named “Rufus.” But the pocket watch has no hands or numbers, just an opaque face that reminds Mojo of a Zombie’s eye.

Mojo is mistaken for the detective, Rufus. He’s hired to find Angelina, the missing sister of Philadelphia gangster, Tony Rizzo. By using his watch as a portal, Mojo is able to look beyond the veils of this world; he traces Angelina to a mysterious train called, “The Voodoo Express.”

Mojo discovers that Rufus has his own personal Moriarty, a man by the name of Baron La Croix. The man is a master of his craft, he has dark powers, and a wicked sense of humor. Mojo is able to board the Voodoo Express, but getting Angelina off the train, that may mean leaping into hell and back.

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. 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


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