Classical Moments

Classical music and interviews with local musicians.
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Going Classical

Classical Moments is broadcast each Thursday evening from 7pm until 8pm.  It features classical music and interviews with local music-makers. You can listen to previous programmes via Listen Again.

Bob Barnes

You might have an idea in your minds-ear of a certain kind of music that Radio Redhill plays but in fact we cover a wide range of different styles. A number of our presenters have a passion for one kind of music or another and present specialist programmes.

The station has always included classical music in its output – our founder Les Fowler himself had a wide musical taste and established classical music as an important part of our programming, a tradition which we maintain.

In our regular request programme each evening, you’ll usually find a couple of classical pieces. You are bound to recognise some of the most popular – you can see the favourites with our listeners – so you could choose one of these. But if you’d like to hear something more unusual, of course you can ask us for anything – how about something by Janacek or Durufle? It’s always rewarding when a patient requests something a little different and we are able to play it. I remember being asked for the Moonlight Sonata but not the well-known first movement, in this case it was the presto con fucco final section.

We realise that for the best appreciation, classical music does require its own space and the Sunday request programme is reserved entirely for you. Then on Thursday evenings, there’s the Classical Moments programme, where as well as classical music, you’ll find interviews with music makers from local orchestras and choirs, plus an events guide. Our Concert Hall programme gives you a chance to lie back and hear longer pieces in their entirety.

Whatever your taste in music, I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to Radio Redhill, for our company and for our music.
Bob Barnes

2017 Top 20 Classical

1. Blue Danube Waltz – Johann Strauss
2. Four Seasons (Spring) – Vivaldi
3. Waltz No. 2 – Shostakovich – Andre Rieu
4. Nessun Dorma – Puccini – Luciano Pavarotti 
5. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart  
6. Horn Concerto No. 2 – Mozart 
7. Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
8. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paginini – Rachmaninov
9. Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky 
10. Messiah (Hallelujah Chorus) – Handel
11. Clair De Lune – Debussy
12. Enigma Variations (Nimrod) – Elgar
13. 1812 Overture – Tchaikovsky
14. Clarinet Concerto In A (2nd Movement – Adagio) – Mozart 
15. Toccata in D Minor – Bach
16. Fantasia on Greensleeves – Vaughan Williams  
17. La Boheme (Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen) – Puccini
18. Radetsky March – Johann Strauss 
19. Madame Butterfly (One Fine Day) – Puccini
20. Overture – The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart

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