This programme was first broadcast in April 2009 and the theme is Seasons. There are seasonal compositions by Vivaldi (Spring from the 4 Seasons - the one they make you listen to when you call the DWP about your benefits!); Mozart, Beethoven, Handel (water music), Debussy (Jardins sur la Pluie), Eric Satie, Cesar Frank, Samuel Barber's Adagio, Granados and Rachmaninov's Vespers. The programme opens with the Comedy Overture, by British composer Granville Bantock (1868-1946) and performed by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
As I remember, I recorded the programme 'as live' so the links are not
quite as polished and professional as you're used to on this programme!
(Who am I kidding?). Anyway, hope you enjoy it and the chances are we'll
have a completely original programme next week - fresh from the pen of
young Mike Burrows, my co-producer on Classical Break.
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