Cooler Classics, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics Extra.(17th November 2022… on Mixcloud only..)

John Liggins (Stratford Music Festival) , with Toyah Willcox, extend an invitation to a family concert in Stratford-upon-Avon, based on the work of Roald Dahl.

This small programme extra includes music from Orchestra of The Swan and the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Listen HERE

Cooler Classics, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 16th October 2022. 9pm-11pm, Repeats Thursday midnight, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)

  • Cheltenham based composer Robin A Smith recounts career highlights and looks forward to “An Evening Of French Music” at Cheltenham Playhouse(26/10/22) 
Robin A Smith
  • Ralph Couzens (Chandos Records MD) gives insight into classical music production and “spatial audio”.
Ralph Couzens
  • Jamie Lonsdale anticipates his next London gig at The Pheasantry, Chelsea on 20th October and the world premiere of two new songs!!
Jamie Lonsdale
  • With contributions from: Peter Kater, David Lanz & Kristin Amarie, Nadia Eide, L’Orchestra Cinematique, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonia, Orchestra of The Swan, Joanna Strand, Miranda Heldt, John Carr.

Sunday 9-11pm and repeated Thursday at Midnight. Plus Listen Again (7 days) and Mixcloud (several weeks!)

OnAir2 Home

Cooler Classics, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 7th November 2021. 9pm-11pm, Repeats Thursday midnight, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)

  • Roberto Cacciapaglia explains his musical philosophy ahead of a London concert.
Roberto Cacciapaglia.
  • Nimrod Borenstein and Cristiano Gualco ( Quartetto di Cremona) provide insights into        Borensteiin’s “Cieli d’Italia” Op 88.
Cristiano Gualco
Nimrod Borenstein.
  • Jamie Lonsdale announces the premier of his “White Doves Of Peace”
Jamie Lonsdale
  • With additional music from Handel, Tchaikovsky, Orchestra Of The Swan, Nelson Freire, Rudolf Kempe,Joao do Pife and the Banda de Pifanos Dois Irmaos

Sunday 9-11pm and repeated Thursday at Midnight. Plus Listen Again (7 days) and Mixcloud (several weeks!)

Cooler Classics, Interviews, Music, NCCR

Cooler Classics.(Sunday 7th February 2021. 9pm-11pm, various Repeats, Listen Again & on Mixcloud)

  • Tracks from the new album “Timelapse” from Orchestra Of The Swan with previous recorded comments from Debbie Jagla and David Le Page.
SIGCD662 - Timelapse

4 New Releases from Toccata Classics , courtesy Martin Anderson.

  • Grigory Krein: Deux Poemes and Deux Mazurkas.(Piano Music)
Grigory Krein: Piano Music
  • Livia Teodorescu-Ciocanea… “Le Rouge et Le Noir” Ballet – Prologue/Epilogue
Livia Teodorescu-Ciocănea, Le rouge et le noir
  • Francis George Scott.. 8 Songs(transcribed by Ronald Stevenson)
Francis George Scott: Complete Music for Solo Piano

  • Arnold Griller: Night Music (from “Concerto Grosso”)
Arnold Griller, Orchestral Music, Volume Three

Plus: Andre Rieu and the English Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday 7th February 2021…9-11pm 1st broadcast. Repeats Tuesday and Friday.

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

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NCCR “In The Cooler” 7-9pm Friday 27th December 2019, rpt Sunday 29th Noon till 2)


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Spot the guest!! The gallery isn’t definitive, but gives a feel for the more than 220 guests who shared with us during 2019.

The end of another year “In the Cooler” gives me the opportunity to say “Thank You” to all those guests who have graced our studio in Chipping Campden, or who otherwise have bravely allowed me to interview them about their music/book/charity/project/event during the last 12 months!! There’s enough material here for a book or two of my own!!

And a special “Thank You” to our programme sponsors “Cavendish Park Care Home”, who join with NCCR in putting something back into the community.

So, this week’s edition of “In the Cooler” will be a looking back at the past year’s guest list, a few reminiscences, and plenty of music!!

Please join me on Friday evening (7-9pm)( or Sunday Noon till 2..and on the Listen Again link…..


“In The Cooler” (Fridays 7 – 9pm rpt Sun noon-2pm)
Sponsored by Cavendish Park Care Home,Offenham Road,Evesham WR11 3DX