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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
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Classical music inspired by Shakespeare
Ding! Ding-dong bell! Vaughan Williams swaps his trademark pastoral classics for Shakespeare's isle full of noises in 'Full Fathom Five' and 'The Cloud-Capp'd Towers', songs based on text from The Tempest. The cheeky fairy chorus in 'Over Hill, Over Dale' sings text from A Midsummer Night's Dream.