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 showcases the very best waltzes and polkas from the wonderful city of Vienna.
In particular, David focuses on the music of songwriter, conductor and composer Robert Stolz, who lived from 1880 to 1975 and had the distinction of being congratulated by Johann Strauss Junior after conducting one of his works.