Tag Archives: Classical

From Classical to Romantic

Today, Sat­ur­day 11th June, we explore a lit­tle of the music writ­ten at the bor­ders of the Clas­si­cal and Roman­tic eras, focus­ing on the work of some well-known com­posers born in the last 30 years of the 18th Cen­tu­ry. And at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/Second Life Time, tune in for the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series on things to do and places to vis­it around the Sec­ond Life Grid — “Where Have You Been?” This time we pay a vis­it to The Elven For­est and have a dis­cus­sion on Role­play. Plus don’t miss “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

British Composers

Today’s pro­gramme fea­tures music from British com­posers old and new, pri­mar­i­ly focus­ing on clas­si­cal styles, but cov­er­ing a wide range. The playlist includes Edward Ger­man, Richard Har­vey, Ger­ald Finzi, Sir Arthur Bliss, Jon Lord, Christo­pher Gun­ning, Vaugh­an Williams, Haver­gal Bri­an and many more.

Then tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time / 8pm or mid­night in the UK, for anoth­er chance to hear the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”. In this episode, #10 of our sec­ond sea­son, we vis­it the “May The Art Be With You” Star Wars trib­ute exhi­bi­tion at Elven Falls Art Col­lec­tive. Details can be found here.

And don’t miss the lat­est episode of “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Image, “bal­loon — british coun­try­side” by Mikee Show­biz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  

La Musique Classique Française

Join us today for a pro­gramme of French clas­si­cal music from a wide vari­ety of com­posers, pri­mar­i­ly from the 18th and 19th cen­turies, includ­ing a nice col­lec­tion of the works of Erik Satie that goes well beyond the Gymnopédies. Most of the com­posers today are pret­ty well-known, but keep your ears open for things like the Euro­vi­sion theme — actu­al­ly Extrait du Te Deum by Char­p­en­tier — and oth­er good­ies. There is some gor­geous music in today’s pro­gramme and we do hope you enjoy it.

Sounding Brass

Today’s pro­gramme — Wednes­day April 20th — focus­es on brass instru­ments, with gen­res that range from Ear­ly Music to con­tem­po­rary pieces.

Thus the gen­res range from ancient and ear­ly music, through Baroque and clas­si­cal, to Vic­to­ri­an brass bands, to rag­time, trad jazz, a touch of big band, right up to mod­ern works includ­ing a mar­vel­lous suite of pieces for wind band inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

This will all lead to some remark­able jux­ta­po­si­tions — and a few surprises.

From Classical to Romantic

Today we explore a lit­tle of the music writ­ten at the bor­ders of the Clas­si­cal and Roman­tic eras, focus­ing on the work of some well-known com­posers born in the last 30 years of the 18th Cen­tu­ry. And at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/Second Life Time, there’s anoth­er chance to hear the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series on things to do and places to vis­it around the Sec­ond Life Grid — “Where Have You Been?This time we vis­it a bril­liant Juras­sic Park trib­ute. Plus don’t miss “The Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Modern Classical Music

Today’s Fea­tured Music is “Mod­ern Clas­si­cal Music” — but what does that mean, exactly?

Well, in the con­text of today’s pro­gramme, we’re talk­ing about pieces of music writ­ten between around the mid-20th Cen­tu­ry until the present day, that aren’t exact­ly “pop music” (though they may tip a hat to it from time to time).

This is a tricky def­i­n­i­tion, how­ev­er. Mike Batt (some of whose work is in the playlist for today: there’s a lot more to his com­po­si­tions than the Wombles! ) has remarked that there is no such dis­tinc­tion as “pop­u­lar music” and “seri­ous music” — there’s sim­ply “pop­u­lar” and “unpop­u­lar”, so the def­i­n­i­tion rather falls at the first fence.

British Composers

Today’s pro­gramme fea­tures music from British com­posers old and new, pri­mar­i­ly focus­ing on clas­si­cal styles. The playlist includes Edward Ger­man, Richard Har­vey, Ger­ald Finzi, Sir Arthur Bliss, Jon Lord, Christo­pher Gun­ning, Vaugh­an Williams, Haver­gal Bri­an and many more.

Then tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time / 8pm or mid­night in the UK, for anoth­er chance to hear the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”. In this episode, #3 of our sec­ond sea­son, we dis­cuss two very dif­fer­ent muse­ums. You can find more infor­ma­tion, includ­ing SLURLs, here.

And don’t miss the lat­est episode of “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Image, “bal­loon — british coun­try­side” by Mikee Show­biz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  

Classical Landscapes

Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 15th: Today’s pro­gramme con­sists of music from some of the Great Mas­ters of Clas­si­cal and Roman­tic music (and a few from the Baroque), includ­ing Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and many more.

Sit back and enjoy some of the great­est music ever writ­ten, per­formed by the lead­ing orches­tras and solo per­form­ers of the world.

Today’s episode of “Where Have You Been?” (12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic, 8pm or mid­night in the UK) looks at the For­ev­er Tourist: a Sec­ond Life Explo­ration Game, which encour­ages and rewards your explo­rations on the grid. You start off by acquir­ing a Pass­port, and hav­ing done so, you trav­el the grid to par­tic­i­pat­ing loca­tions where you can get a stamp in your pass­port, and some­times free gifts. All kinds of places are fea­tured and the list of par­tic­i­pat­ing loca­tions is up to around 400.

You can also hear “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” at the usu­al time, every 4 hours from 4am Pacific.

“Orches­tra” by foil­man is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Classical Landscapes

Weds Decem­ber 1st: Today’s pro­gramme con­sists of music from some of the Great Mas­ters of Clas­si­cal and Roman­tic music (and a few from the Baroque), includ­ing Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and many more.

Sit back and enjoy some of the great­est music ever writ­ten, per­formed by the lead­ing orches­tras and solo per­form­ers of the world.

Today’s episode of “Where Have You Been?” vis­its The­atre On The Hill — where a the­atre is only one of the attrac­tions! 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic, 8pm and mid­night in the UK.

You can also hear “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” at the usu­al time, every 4 hours from 4am Pacific.

“Orches­tra” by foil­man is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

British Composers

17th Novem­ber: Today’s pro­gramme fea­tures music from British com­posers old and new, pri­mar­i­ly focus­ing on clas­si­cal styles. The playlist includes Edward Ger­man, Richard Har­vey, Ger­ald Finzi, Sir Arthur Bliss, Jon Lord, Christo­pher Gun­ning, Vaugh­an Williams, Haver­gal Bri­an and many more.

Then tune in at 12 noon or 4pm Pacif­ic Time / 8pm or mid­night in the UK, for anoth­er chance to hear the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?”. Episode 20 fea­tures two very dif­fer­ent art gal­leries in Sec­ond Life, yet pur­su­ing sim­i­lar goals of access to both artists and res­i­dents: The Love&Love Fac­to­ry Art Gallery and The Elven Falls Art Collective.

And don’t miss the lat­est episode of “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton, every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Image, “bal­loon — british coun­try­side” by Mikee Show­biz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0