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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
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Classical music inspired by the Jazz Age
The story's simple. An American composer tours Paris, and is so taken with the culture and music that he writes a piece. That's how the Piano Concerto in G was born, at least - Ravel encountered the fun and fashionable French jazz while he was travelling, and created this brilliantly punchy work in three movements.