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Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 5pm - 7pm
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Strictly Classical: classical music and dance
This light and nimble dance is the equivalent of an Italian 'Scherzo' (literally 'joke') and is rather similar to the Gavotte. The most famous example of a Badinerie is in Bach's Orchestral Suite and, strangely, is a popular mobile phone ringtone. Here he is in his dancing shoes.