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Paging Professor Longhair...

Is it so very wrong of me to hope for a "Baroque and Before" classics radio station?

How about "Simply Sackbutts"?




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Jan. 16th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
If you like Baroque music, have you heard Fredrick Hand's 'Baroque and on the Street'? It is an oldie (some of his work was on the soundtrack of Kramer vs Kraemer) but a goodie.

I think you need to listen to CBC FM more... I suspect if they have any Baroque programming you can get it as a podcast. CBC 1 has a lot of its stuff on podcast including 'Quirks and Quarks'.
Jan. 17th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
Ooo, thanks for the suggestion. I'll look for it. And I should haunt the CBC website more, I agree.
Jan. 16th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Has WFMT deteriorated?
Jan. 17th, 2008 07:34 am (UTC)
Oh, no, not at all. I've actually started listening to FMT a lot more in the car than I once did; it's just that I have a particular love of old (or at least pre-Romantic and pre-Beethoven) music. Anything older than 1680 will always get my vote, and the closer one gets to Gregorian chants, the happier I am.

(And, frankly, when it comes to classical, I was always a WNIB girl. *Holds moment of slightly tearful silence in honor of that beloved, and departed, station*)
Jan. 20th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
I was always a WNIB girl.

I liked them both, but having two stations was the best.

Now I listen to Peter Van De Graff overnight, as WI's classical public radio network pipes it in. (It took about a year for me to skip the "LaSalle Bank's Through the Night" announcements in my head, though.) Their range seems more limited than it used to be -- very little modern music, and only very very small doses of early music. And only one movement at a time: no entire concertos or symphonies, much less a whole day of one composer. So sad.
Jan. 21st, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
I don't miss the lack of modern music (I actually ran into quite a bit of it a few days ago, on one of the evening programs), but I do miss the early pieces. You're right about the lack of lengthy pieces.
Jan. 17th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
Sackbutts bring back fond memories. Thanks kaffyr!

Doesn't Peter Schickele do his show anymore? Schickele Mix? And yes, I know I spelled his name wrong.
Jan. 17th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Az, my dear - did you once play sackbutt? And are you another Schickele lover? (Hell, I have no idea how he spells it!) He used to be on WNIB every Saturday, and we'd listen to him and a couple of other fantastic programs at supper, but we haven't caught him for some time now. I did go to see a performance of one of his pieces, once.
Jan. 18th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
"Simply Sackbuts" sounds like a very unflattering clothing store. Like a Gap for people with satchel fannies. In a mall in HELL.

Are there really two t's in that word?

As Jesus never said, "My father's XM radio has many mansions." Perhaps someday there will be an all-sackbuts-all-the-time station there.

I now shall dig up and play Roxy Music's "Triptych" in your honor.
Jan. 18th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
Also: I have a hella load of madrigal MP3s I can send you, assuming you ever get mail figgered out.
Jan. 19th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Mail? I'm expecting the morning post soon. Latest dispatches from the front, don't you know?
Jan. 19th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
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