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On tonight’s “Cooler Classics”, expect to hear: Antonin Dvorak Violin Concerto…and maybe a Slavonic Dance or two….and some of his “New World” Symphony…. Claude Debussy’s La Mer (on 115th anniversary of its premiere… … Otto Klemperer conducts Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 on the 170th anniversary of the composer’s death… On 18th October 1904 […]

On this evening’s programme expect music from Andre Rieu, Christopher Gunning, Pavel Sporcil, Robert Schumann, Dame Felicity Lott..and Luciano Pavarotti. Kenneth Woods, (English Symphony Orchestra) offers some more musical insights..and we give extended attention to David Matthews Symphony No 9..(part of the  21st Century Symphony Project..)   ..and a couple of movie themes… Tune in… […]

A new time (Mondays 8-10 pm, repeated Sunday 9-11pm)..and a 2 hour show!! Expect to hear a mix of familiar classics, new classics, interviews , information on local to the Cotswold music events..and more!! Chipping Campden is home to the Chipping Campden International Music Festival in May , and the region is pleased to have […]

This week’s “Cooler Classics ”  concludes the “Entartete Music” (or “Degenerate Music, according to the Nazis) that came out of the Holocaust. Kenneth Woods, principal conductor with the English Symphony Orchestra, continues with his selection and observations..and includes music by Hans Gal, Ernst Krenek and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Tonight, the first of two programmes on Holocaust related Music..or Entartete (or “Degenerate”) Music” as it was termed (by the Nazis..)   Kenneth Woods moderates and explains the reasons and thinking behind his special selection, including pieces by Viktor Ullmann, Hans Krasa, Gideon Klein, and Hans Gal…        You can Listen Again for the next 7 […]


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