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 their programmes.
We are currently engaged
in transferring all our programmes onto the MixCloud
system (December 2021)
click on titles in right
hand column to access.
our regular magazine
on all things BMR, hosted by Jan Cosgrove. We
also are adding By the Sleepy Lagoon,
featuring Liz Allen, to look at light classical news
as part of The Journey.
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 in 'Honey
from the Hive' based on Dowland's patrons, 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, also
Angela Brownridge who introduces her recital with a
fascinating amount of detail and personal connection.
Performances from around
the world, live concerts and top recordings. For
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, and now live concerts and
documentaries on our Video Page
is about "more recent"
music, some of it submitted by you, the listener It'll
certainly keep us on our musical toes.
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 individual 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
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.