Saturdays, 9pm. Last year, David Mellor presented a series of programmes which shone the spotlight on a much-maligned – but much-enjoyed – genre of music: Light Music. Hundreds of Classic FM listeners got in touch to ask for more, so David now begins a brand new series of his Light Music Masters. Let him know your thoughts via the form below or tweet @ClassicFM.
Originating in the 19th century, Light Music is a hugely popular genre. Usually short – always melodic – orchestral pieces composed to appeal to a wide audience, many have become timeless favourites through film, radio and TV.
Light Music is well worth discovering, which is why David Mellor is presenting this new six-part series for the summer on Classic FM.
This week, David focusses on the very best Light Music from America.
Among the highlights, will be music from Richard Rodger’s Slaughter on 10th Avenue, Jerome Kern’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and a fantastic recording of the 1970s hit song I’d like to teach the world to sing.