Allegro

Allegro

For more than six years, Doug Butt and Eleanor Hargreaves brought the world of classical music to Discovery Island homes every Sunday at 3:00. (Their program is heard around the world on the web,) Doug has an eclectic taste. He preferred baroque, with a dash “of the renaissance stuff,” but also modern composers like Shostakovich and Arvo Pärt. When Doug was not available, Eleanor filled in. Many CKTZ listeners felt that  Doug Butt’s retirement last September left a gaping hole in the station’s line-up. Good news: his program, Allegro, is back. Though the station has yet to find anyone who could take their place, Doug and Eleanor left more than 30 episodes in the station’s computer. A preliminary scan revealed that some are flawed, but there appear to be more than enough to broadcast the show for another season. (Both Doug and Eleanor have mentioned that they may also be available to host an occasional new show. Top photo credit: Playing Mozart at the Mozart Dinner, Grand Hotel Bohemia, Prague by Roman Boed via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Podcasts On Allegro: Mar 4, 2018 Today’s program consist of 3 works, of approximately the same length Mozart’s string quartet,A mass from the Renaissance periodFranz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony March 4, 2018 February 25 Broadcast Hector Berlioz’ Grand Requiem Mass (1837) was commissioned by the French Government to honour the French soldiers who died in the Revolution of 1830. It is the best known of Berlioz’ works and some believe portions of it are “the most beautiful things ever penned by the human hand.” February 25, 2018 February 11 Broadcast Four works: Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, written around 1720,...