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Entente Cordiale

It’s Sat­ur­day 24 July, and today we are pleased to present a selec­tion of clas­si­cal music from Britain and France.

In fact the empha­sis is some­what more on the French, but we’ll be hear­ing from a num­ber of British com­posers such as Elgar, Vaugh­an Williams and of course Fred­er­ic Delius, who, while born in Eng­land, spent the lat­ter part of his life across the Channel.

From the French side we will be fea­tur­ing Poulenc, Fau­ré, Chopin (who was Pol­ish born but became a French cit­i­zen) Debussy, Rav­el and Berlioz, with per­for­mances both tra­di­tion­al and not so.

We also have a selec­tion of “cross-chan­nel” pieces in a some­what lighter vein.

Today you can also hear the lat­est edi­tion of “Where’ve You Been?” — details here — where we vis­it The Bor­der­less Project’s amaz­ing art instal­la­tion, at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night in the UK — and don’t miss “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” — pre­sent­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton: the series about the machines that make our civ­i­liza­tion run and the peo­ple whose inge­nu­ity cre­at­ed them. The pro­gramme is broad­cast every 4 hours from 4am Pacific.