Classics On The Keys

Today we present a wealth of key­board pieces — pri­mar­i­ly on piano, harp­si­chord and organ, but you’ll hear some oth­er tra­di­tion­al key­board instru­ments too — both solo and with oth­er musi­cal forces back­ing them.

The main spread of the pro­gramme encom­pass­es the Baroque and Clas­si­cal peri­ods, but you’ll also hear some more mod­ern pieces includ­ing treat­ments of clas­si­cal pieces, and some engag­ing lit­tle 19th cen­tu­ry pieces that are less well-known. Most of the time, there is a clas­si­cal or baroque link in there some­where, even if it’s not imme­di­ate­ly obvious.

Organ selec­tions range from the small-scale Renais­sance and medi­ae­val por­ta­tive types right up to full-blown roman­tic works played on some of the grand­est church organs in the world.

Then tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time to catch the lat­est episode of Where’ve You Been? — our twice-month­ly show on places to go and things to see in Sec­ond Life. Today is the last chance to hear Episode 4 — a new edi­tion pre­mieres on Wednes­day. And every four hours from 4am Pacif­ic, you can hear The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity — telling the sto­ry of how our cul­ture is formed by human creativity.