Posts Tagged ‘contemporary’

A Contemporary Classical Extravaganza

We have a very eclec­tic col­lec­tion of music for you today, fea­tur­ing what I think we can by and large jus­ti­fi­ably call “con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal music”. The vast major­i­ty of it was writ­ten since 1945, and most of it was writ­ten as “seri­ous” rather than “pop­u­lar” music. We range from the tune­ful to the angu­lar (though it’s unashamed­ly biased towards the for­mer), from famil­iar com­posers like Wal­ton to the Pen­guin Café Orches­tra; from John Rut­ter’s atmos­pher­ic choral pieces to Tim Souster’s atmos­pher­ic electronic/concrete works. From the North Sea Radio Orches­tra to the Bal­anes­cu Quar­tet.

Mr Merlin Presents: A Contemporary Classical Extravaganza

We have a very eclec­tic col­lec­tion of music for you today, fea­tur­ing what I think we can by and large jus­ti­fi­ably call “con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal music”. The vast major­i­ty of it was writ­ten since 1945, and most of it was writ­ten as “seri­ous” rather than “pop­u­lar” music. We range from the tune­ful to the angu­lar (though it’s unashamed­ly biased towards the for­mer), from famil­iar com­posers like Wal­ton to the Pen­guin Café Orches­tra; from John Rut­ter’s atmos­pher­ic choral pieces to Tim Souster’s atmos­pher­ic electronic/concrete works. From the North Sea Radio Orches­tra to the Bal­anes­cu Quar­tet.

From the Library: Folk Byways

Today on Radio Riel, we explore a wide vari­ety of British folk artists, pay­ing spe­cial atten­tion to con­tem­po­rary artists and includ­ing both mod­ern and tra­di­tion­al ren­der­ing of tra­di­tion­al songs, as well as orig­i­nal songs and bal­lads. If at all pos­si­ble, don’t sim­ply keep today’s pro­gramme as back­ground music: tune in and lis­ten to the lyrics […]

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