Cooler Classics, English Symphony Orchestra, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 21st February 2021. 9pm-11pm, Repeats Tuesday & Thursday midnight, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)

On this week’s edition:

  • Eva Fox-Gal gives background and insight into her father Hans Gal’s “unpublished lieder” and the new album “Hidden Treasure”.
Eva Fox-Gal
  • April Frederick & the ESO perform 3 of Richard Strauss’s Last 4 Songs.
April Frederick
  • David Le Page & Orchestra of The Swan with two tracks from “Timelapse”.
SIGCD662 - Timelapse
  • An introduction to the 3rd & 5th Symphonies of Daniel Jones

Sunday 21st February 2021…9-11pm 1st broadcast. Repeats Tuesday and Thursday.(Midnight)

Available on Listen Again (7 days) and on Mixcloud.. (for a while longer!!)

Cooler Classics, English Symphony Orchestra, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 22ndNovember 2020. 11pm-1am, various Repeats, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)

Kenneth Woods (ESO) and Hugh Bonneville tell us about the ESO Production of “The Ugly Duckling”, being screened on the ESO Diguital Portal on Friday 27th November 2020 at 6pm

Hugh Bonneville (Copyright Acknowledged)
Kenneth Woods

Martin Anderson(Toccata Classics) updates the “Music For My Love” Project..

Music For My Love is exactly what it says it is: an extraordinary project to record 100+ pieces of new music for string orchestra written to celebrate a young woman’s life brought to an early end by illness.
Music For My Love aims to wrest some good from the teeth of despair and benefit some important charities… Read More

John Sanderson, principal,Chipping Campden School enthuses over the Performing Arts Centre.

Campden Performing Arts Campaign
John Sanderson,principal,Chipping Campden School.
Performing Arts Centre,Chipping Campden School.

For more information on how to support this outstanding project…..go to

With music from: Andre Rieu,Danny Kaye, Steve Elcock,Niklas Sivelov, Huddersfield Choral Society, Julian Carrillo, Berit Hagen (Commander-in-Chief) and Craig Ogden.

So, tune in for the first broadcast Sunday 11pm-1am…

Cooler Classics, English Symphony Orchestra, Interviews, Music, NCCR

“Cooler Classics” Sunday 13th September 2020. (Rpeats: Various)

On this week’s edition of “Cooler Classics”

Roderick Elms tells us about the British Light Music tradition, and his own career to date..

Kenneth Woods enthuses about the ESO Digital portal and the first virtual concert on Friday 18th September 2020 at 7.30pm, featuring soprano April Frederick.

Katalin Kertesz  & Lucy Hewson(Ensemble Burletta) tell us about the Chamber Music for Clarinet by Hans Gal.. and we learn what “Burletta” means too!!

With appropriate music, including some Elgar, Handel, Walton, Richard Strauss..and Laurie Johnson(!!)

So tune in … at 11pm Sunday, repeats various through the week. Available to download on “Listen Again”… and on Mixcloud too!

Cooler Classics, English Symphony Orchestra, Music, NCCR

“Cooler Classics” Sunday 6th September 2020. (Rpeats: Various)

On this new edition of Cooler Classics..

The playlist

Mozart: Horn Concerto(Sarah Willis)

Skaters’ Waltz(Ian Sutherland)

Tango in D (Ian Sutherland)

Hans Gal: Cello Sonata(3 movements)

Hungarian Dances..(Brahms)

Dvorak: Symphony No 9..

Set Yourself Free (Jamie Lonsdale..Orchestral Version)

Sawyers’ Concerto for Trumpet , Strings & Timpani (3 movements)

Francis Monkman

Sky: Toccata & Fugue

Bach on Clavichord… Book 1(C Major) Book11 (B Major)

Pavarotti/Three Tenors.”Nessun Dorma”

Please be sure to tune in…………

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“Cooler Classics” Sunday 30th August 2020. (Rpeats: Various)

On this week’s edition!!

  • Copland(Fanfare for The Common Man.(Slovak RSO)
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata “Moonlight” 1. Jeno Jando
  • Kuula: Festive March
  • Operatic.  Bize:t.Toreador Song
  •                    Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro(Slovak RSO)

Hans Gal: Concertino for Cello & String Orchestra(Matthew Sharp & ESO)(complete)

  • Jamie Lonsdale: Set Yourself Free (Orchestral version)
  • Frohlich F T: String Quartet in G Minor (Scherzo(2) & Finale (4)

Philip Sawyers: Violin Concerto(complete)Alexander Sitkovesky

  • Aida(Triumphal March)
  • Anvil Chorus.
  • Mozart: Serenade 13. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik(Rondo)

So, tune in!! 11pm, Sunday 30th August 2020!!


With thanks to Naxos Records, and Kenneth Woods(ESO)