Posts Tagged ‘19th century’

Composers of the Middle Romantic

In this pro­gramme, we are look­ing at music from around the mid­dle of the Roman­tic peri­od: in oth­er words, we’re fea­tur­ing com­posers born between around 1820 and 1840.

Happy Birthday William Gilbert!

WS Gilbert

On this day 177 years ago, Novem­ber 18, 1836, Eng­lish lyri­cist Sir William S. Gilbert was born. Sir William was one half of the wild­ly pop­u­lar operetta-pro­­duc­ing team of Gilbert and Sul­li­van; there­fore today’s pro­gram on Radio Riel fea­tures Gilbert and Sul­li­van pro­duc­tions in their entire­ty. Here is the list of com­plete works, and their […]

Happy Birthday Franz Liszt!


Franz Liszt, the famous Hun­gar­i­an pianist and com­pos­er of the Roman­tic peri­od, was born on Octo­ber 22, 1811. In hon­or of his 202nd birth­day, today’s pro­gram on Radio Riel’s Main stream con­sists of pri­mar­i­ly his works, with some addi­tion­al pieces by oth­er Roman­tic com­posers.

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