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Genre Day: Music of the Baroque

Today, Sat­ur­day Feb­ru­ary 6th, we explore the music of the Baroque era. We’ll be includ­ing the work of a wide range of com­posers. Many will be famil­iar; oth­er per­haps less so — or they may have writ­ten pieces that we know well but have no idea of who com­posed them — for exam­ple Eng­lish com­pos­er Thomas Arne, who wrote Rule Bri­tan­nia but also a range of oth­er pieces which deserve more inter­est than is usu­al­ly paid to them.

Genre Day: British Composers

It’s the mid­dle of Win­ter here in the UK but hope­ful­ly you’re able to keep warm inside — and lis­ten to today’s pro­gramme, which fea­tures music from British com­posers old and new. Edward Ger­man, Richard Har­vey, Ger­ald Finzi, Sir Arthur Bliss, Jon Lord, Christo­pher Gun­ning, Vaugh­an Williams and many more.

Image, “Mid­win­ter” by Lord Skul­ly is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0