We are delighted to be working together with BBC Radio Surrey on a new monthly feature – the Sunday Listening Club in which festival manager Isabel Dawson and presenter Emily Jeffery will be exploring music’s potential to lift the spirits and enticing listeners who might be new to classical repertoire to give some of our themed listening ideas a try along the way.
Episode 13 – Music fit for a queen – click here to listen to the latest jubilee-themed edition (starting from around 3′ 7″) and here to access the full playlist including Handel, Judith Weir, John Ireland, Mozart, Irving Berlin and more…
Episode 12 Oockooing Birds. Click here to access the full playlist including works by Vaughan Williams, Birtwistle, Daquin, Stanford, Messiaen, Jonathan Harvey, Handel, Rameau and more….
Episode 11 – Early Promise. Click here to listen to the playlist including one of Mozart’s earliest piano pieces, Natalie Klouda’s Piano Trio No.1, Vaughan Williams’ first published work ‘Linden Lea’, plus Ruth Gipps, Clara Schumann, Schubert, Rachmaninov, Mark Simpson, Paganini and more.
Episode 10 – New Beginnings. Click here to listen to the playlist including music by Richard Strauss, James MacMillan, Kaija Saariaho, Jonathan Dove, Thomas Arne, JS Bach, Ravel and more.
Episode 9 – Christmas approaches…! Click here to listen to our Advent playlist including Tchaikovsky, Bach, Vaughan Williams, Sibelius, McDowall, Britten and lots more.
Episode 8 – Back to School! – click here to listen to works by Holst, Arnold, Chopin, Saint-Saens, Britten, Debussy and more.
Episode 7 – Choral Glories – click here to listen to the tracks included in this month’s programme by Vivaldi, Arvo Pärt, David Fanshawe, Anna Lapwood and Leonard Bernstein – plus further listening by Vaughan Williams, Berlioz, Rachmaninov, JS Bach, Ethel Smyth, James MacMillan, Meredith Monk and more!
Episode 6 – Invitation to the Dance – click here to listen to this month’s playlist including works by Rameau, Dowland, Barber, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Lerner & Loewe, Wallen, Glass, Seeger, Joplin, Bach and lots more!
Episode 5 – Midsummer Magic – click here to listen to this month’s playlist including Byrd, Mendelssohn, Purcell, Bray, Nielsen, Beamish and lots more!
Episode 4 – Bringing it back home! – access the full playlist here including works by Ruth Gipps, Frank Bridge, Vaughan Williams, Ethel Smyth and Stephen Goss.
Episode 3 – Musical Grand Tour – access the full playlist here!
Episode 2 – Breaking down barriers – click here to listen to the playlist
Episode 1 – Spring – click here to listen to the playlist
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