Classical Music on 5mbs

Classical music generally refers to the formal musical tradition of the Western world, considered to be distinct from Western folk music or popular music traditions. It is sometimes distinguished as Western classical music, as the term “classical music” may also refer to non-Western traditions which exhibit similar formal qualities.

In addition to formality, classical music is often characterized by complexity in its musical form and harmonic organization, particularly with the use of polyphony.

Here at Radio 5mbs, our passionate presenters curate many programs each month, each one sampling a cross section of classical music, or focussing on a particular genre, composer, instrument, or theme.

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New Release

Schumann Cello

This new release on the Move label and supplied to us by Move Records, is titled ‘Schumann Cello, featuring cellist Zoe Knighton and pianist Amir Farid, and includes a collection of short works by Clara and Robert Schumann.

Clara and Robert Schumann were the most celebrated music couple of the 19th century. They met as children when Robert was having piano lessons with Clara’s father, Friedrich Wieck.

This month's OPERA

Opera on Wednesdays at 8, coordinated by Glen Quick.

Visit our Opera page to find details of this month’s operas and to listen.

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