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.
2016 Top 20 Classical
1. Nessun Dorma – Puccini – Luciano Pavarotti
2. Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
3. Waltz No. 2 – Shostakovich – Andre Rieu
4. Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 – Elgar
5. Clarinet Concerto In A (2nd Movement – Adagio) – Mozart
6. Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paginini – Rachmaninov
7. Blue Danube Waltz – Johann Strauss
8. Symphony No.6, Shepherd’s Song – Beethoven
9. Radetsky March – Johann Strauss
10. Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet
11. The Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams
12. Piano Concerto No. 2 – Rachmaninov
13. Canon In D – Pachelbel
14. La Boheme (Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen) – Puccini
15. Voices Of Spring – Johann Strauss
16. Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
17. Horn Concerto No. 4 (Rondo) – Mozart
18. Madame Butterfly (One Fine Day) – Puccini
19. Four Seasons (Spring) – Vivaldi
20. Symphony No. 9 (Ode To Joy) – Beethoven