Our mission is to
broadcast British Classical Music because we believe in
its quality and its value. We aim to explore
the heritage of the musical culture of the British Isles,
and especially to promote discovery - and
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.
Radio is not-for-profit, all surplus funds will be
invested into its development.
Support British Music Radio so that we can expand our
range of programmes and activities including commissioning
live events such as our Debut Project which is aimed at
encouraging young musicians to take up British repertoire in
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our regular magazine on all things BMR, hosted by
a series produced for us by American, Vermont-based Divine
Art Recordings and presented by Stephen Sutton. This
features much exciting material from that recording stable.
produced for BMR byCameo Classics, introduced by Joy
Heathcote . Joy features music from the
renowned Lyrita and Cameo Classics labels. Our thanks
especially to David Kent-Watson at Cameo!
Recordings unique to BMR, with recitals etc by Mark
Bebbington, The Coull Quartet, Emma Kirkby & Anthony
Rooley and more. The Angel in the Forest Julian
Marshall's moving song cycle setting poems by German poet
Gertrud Kolmar, at its premiere broadcast performance at the
Alyth Centre for Jewish Music on 26th January 2014,
commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day. You will
want to hear this superb performance with tenor James
Gilchrist, and the Welton Singers and Players conducted by
Ian Belton of the Brodsky Quartet, together with an
interview with Julian and James talking with Jan Cosgrove.
Irish Piano Music from the 19th Century - another BMR Live
production. Una Hunt performs a wealth of unknown
music especially recorded by BMR at London's Regent Hall, a
collaboration with Irish Heritage. And we've
added Emma Kirkby and Anthony Rooley in 'Honey from the
Hive' based on Dowland's patrons.
Performances from around the world, live concerts and top
recordings. For example,
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra The world-renowned
orchestra in Elgar (Cockaigne Oveture and Cello Concerto)
(soloist Yo Yo Ma) and Walton's First Symphony in 3 live
recordings under 3 famous conductors.
exploring key repertoire including concertos
our 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! (Oh, you'll see we've got
a picture of the REAL said Lagoon .....)
is about "more recent" music, some of it submitted by you,
the listener It'll certainly keep us on our musical
On the BMR
Video side, 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. And now, 'Night Mail', the complete
film made by the GPO Film Unit in 1935, a masterpiece of
documentary making, with that famous music and verse by
Britten and Auden at the end - shown complete to illustrate
its place in the film. We now also have added
works by Britten - The Turn of the Screw, Curlew River,
Peter Grimes and A Midsummer Night's Dream, all in video
recordings of live performances.
We will also post programmes by other producers.
Are you an individuial or a group who has a proposal which
will result in undervalued British works being given a
hearing? It could be performance, or funding
support, or research. Or have you ideas or a
proposal for a programme, feature or series? Would you
like to devise or present material on