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.
2018 Top 20 Classical
1. Blue Danube Waltz – Andre Rieu Orchestra – Johann Strauss
2. Nessun Dorma – Luciano Pavarotti –Puccini
3. Waltz No.2 – Andre Rieu Orchestra –Shostakovich
4. Four Seasons (spring) – Vivaldi
5. Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
6. Horn Concerto No.4 (Rondo) – Mozart
7. Lark Ascending – Vaughan Willams
8. Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – Mozart
9. Zadok the Priest – Handel
10. Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet
11. Marriage of Figaro (Overture) – Mozart
12. Toreador’s Song from Carmen – Bizet
13. Swan Lake (Waltz) – Tchaikovsky
14. Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 (Land of Hope & Glory) – Elgar
15. Lullaby – Brahms
16. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paginini – Rachmaninov
17. Clair De Lune – Debussy
18. Air on the G String – Bach
19.Clarinet Concerto in A (Adagio) – Mozart
20. Enigma Variations (Nimrod) – Elgar