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

Listen – Thu 13 Jun 2024 – 7:02PM

Listen – Thu 30 May 2024 – 7:02PM

Listen – Thu 23 May 2024 – 7:02PM

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

2023 Top 20 Classical

1. Nessun Dorma – Puccini – Luciano Pavarotti
2. The Blue Danube Waltz  – Johann Strauss
3. Horn Concerto No. 4 (Rondo) – Mozart
4. Swan Lake (Act 1 finale)  – Tchaikovsky
5. Waltz No2 – Shostakovich Nocturne in E Flat – Chopin
6. Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
7. Enigma Variations (Nimrod) – Elgar
8. Four Seasons (Spring) – Vivaldi
9. Nutcracker Suite (Dance of the Reed Flutes) by Tchaikovsky
10. Marriage of Figaro (Overture) – Mozart
11. Ave Maria – Bach, Arranged by Gounod 
12. Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – Mozart
13. Clair De Lune – Debussy
14. Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba – Handel
15. Cavaleria Rusticana (Intermezzo) – Mascagni
16. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paginini – Rachmaninov
17. Madame Butterfly (One Fine Day) – Puccini
18. Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet
19. Finlandia – Sibelius
20. Piano Concerto No. 2 (2nd Movement) – Rachmaninov

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