Four ‘English’ Composers

Pur­cell, Han­del, Haydn and Mendelssohn… four com­posers who were pro­found­ly influ­enced by their life in England.

Only one of them was actu­al­ly born there (Pur­cell). How­ev­er, all four had a major impact on British clas­si­cal music, and today we’re fea­tur­ing pieces from all four of them.

At 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time, do tune in for the lat­est edi­tion of Where’ve You Been? where we take a look at places to vis­it and things to do in Sec­ond Life; and every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, catch Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton — a radio pro­gramme that tells the sto­ry of how our cul­ture is formed by human creativity.