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Rupert Kirkham
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END OF AN ERA
Classical Break has had its final airing. After 9 years of weekly programmes, Mike and Rupert have ceased the Classical Break strand on Some Valley FM. Thanks to those of you who have remained loyal listeners. We hope you've enjoyed our take on what makes "...
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6 August 2017 The Agony & The Ecstasy Soundtrack
The Agony and The Ecstasy This programme is repeated from July 2013. Signature Tune:    The Path of The Beloved  from the Suite  Rakastava (Op14),  Sibelius This is Classical Break, on Somer Valley FM. Today’s programme consists of music from the 1965 featu...
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8 & 9 July 2017: America V
(T his programme is a repeat) Track 1:    Fanfare For The New Atlantis, Hovhaness This is Classical Break on Somer Valley FM, and I’m Rupert Kirkham.    Today’s programme of music from    the United States was researched and written by Michael Burrows.    W...
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24th & 25th June - D Day
D-Day Classical Break remembers  D-Day (June 6th, 1944) Track One: Sea-surf FX, Drum-beat - Vee For Victory. Marche Lorraine This is Classical Break, and I'm Rupert Kirkham. You've just heard the  Marche Lorraine  by Louis Ganne. Today's programme celebrate...
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10 & 11 June - Butterworth
George Butterworth . (Script has been slightly edited to fit the timeslot) This is Classical Break on Somer Valley FM, and I’m Rupert Kirkham. Today’s programme, written and researched by Mike Burrows, is a tribute to the composer, George Butterworth. Georg...
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30 April, 1 May - CB Shakespeare 2016 This week's Classical Break was recorded on William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday at the Holburne Museum in Bath where the Bath-based ensemble, Operaletta performed a 90-minute concert around music inspired by and set to...
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CB Easter 15/16 April
CB Spring/Easter 2016  (this programme is a repeat) (Some passages may not be heard on the programme, owing to lack of time).  This is Classical Break on Somer Valley FM, and I'm Rupert Kirkham. Today's programme, written and researched by Mike Burrows, is ...
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The Agony and The Ecstasy - soundtrack
The Agony and The Ecstasy This programme is repeated from July 2013. Signature Tune:    The Path of The Beloved  from the Suite  Rakastava (Op14),  Sibelius This is Classical Break, on Somer Valley FM. Today’s programme consists of music from the 1965 featu...
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18 & 19 March: Rachmaninov First Symphony
CLASSICAL BREAK Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony in D Minor, Op13 NOTE:  This script is the original version, but due to it overrunning our time slot, the final programme omits some of the introductory analysis. I have left it in here for interest.    “If ther...
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