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.
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.
2020 Top 20 Classical
1. Blue Danube Waltz – Andre Rieu – Johann Strauss
2. Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky
3. Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
4. Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
5. Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) – Beethoven
6. Waltz No.2 – Andre Rieu Orchestra –Shostakovich
7. Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet
8. Nessun Dorma – Luciano Pavarotti –Puccini
9. Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – Mozart
10. Clair De Lune – Debussy
11. Fur Elise – Beethoven
12. Lullaby – Brahms
13. Jupiter – Planets Suite – Holst
14. Madame Butterfly – Puccini
15. Symphony No 5 – Beethoven
16. Lark Ascending – Vaughan Willams
17. Ode to Joy – Beethoven
18. Adagio for Strings – Barber
19.Piano Concerto No. 2 – Rachmaninov
20. Horn Concerto No.4 (Rondo) – Mozart