Our mission is to broadcast British Classical Music because we believe in its quality and its value.We aim to make available the heritage of the musical culture of the British Isles, and especially to promote discovery - and re-discovery. We also want to encourage young performers to feature this repertoire in their programming, and concert organisers to work with us to promote such music. British Music Radio is not-for-profit, all surplus funds will be invested into its development.
Good News! our firstInitiative ProjectDEBUT SERIEShas reached £3,030. The Target is £11,400, so we can record 20 concerts featuring young performers in British repertoire. Only YOU can make this work! Please use the DONATE Button to help get there! This is a great opportunity for young performers, and we can help ensure they play British Music from the start of their careers.
At last! By the Sleepy Lagoon our new series on British Light Classical Music, presented by Liz Allen, and featuring in this first edition seven tracks from the new 7CD Eric Coates Collection from Nimbus Alliance (to whom many thanks indeed). Plus film music by Malcolm Arnold and Ron Goodwin, an extract from 'Alice in Wonderland', and Shepherd's making hey (not hay????) as a request. Enjoy!
Recital for Violin and Piano by Miriam Kramer and Nicholas Durcan featuring Elgar, Delius and Quilter in lighter mood, plus the Howard Ferguson 2nd Sonata. BUT, we also have a very important premier performance and broadcast of Frank Bridge's Cello Sonata transcribed for violin and piano by his colleague in the famed pre-war English String Quartet in which he played viola., and which he approved. You cannot hear this anywhere else.
On the Music on Videoside, we've added the unforgettable Ken Russell film about Delius and Eric Fenby, A Song of Summer, as well as the lovely visual images of London paintings which accompany Vaughan William's London Symphony. Quite magical.
The fourthon of Concert Timeproduced for BMR byCameo Classics, introduced byJoy Heathcote is now ‘on air’ (see panel opposite). Joy will be featuring music from the renowned Lyrita, Nimbus and Cameo Classics labels. Our thanks especially to David Kent-Watson at Cameo! The full programme is given below.
We've uploaded the second edition of "The British Symphony" featuring this time Alexander Goehr's 'Little Symphony'.
'Sounds Ahead' is about "more recent" music, some of it submitted by you, the listener. This first edition also includes music from a new CD by Michael Finnissy. It'll certainly keep us on our musical toes. The second edition of our magazine, 'The Journey'- over 3 hours of music including by Bridge, Bax, Britten, Dyson, Moeran, Handel, Coleridge Taylor, Sumsion and others.
Again, listening to you, we have compiled Playlists for both The Journey and Concert Time which you can access here.
We've also split the original 5 hour launch programme file into 3 sections on our Archive Page to make it easier to access the various Programmes there including the marvellous Mark Bebbington and Coull Quartet Recital, and the first editions of The Journey and The British Symphony.
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Concert Time - 4
By the Sleepy Lagoon
At last! The first edition of our feature on British Classicl Light Music. Enjoy!
Violin and Piano Recital:
Miriam Kramer and Nicholas Durcan play Elgar, Delius, Quilter, Howard Ferguson's 2nd Sonata and the
first performance and broadcast of Frank Bridge's Cello Sonata transcribed for violin and Piano.