Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

Series produced by KCME

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Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, hosted by Michael Campion, is a program for people who don't care for contemporary music and those who do, but want a lighter hand on the throttle. It's an hour-long voyage of discovery into twentieth and twenty-first century music during which you will enjoy some of the finest and most enjoyable works you'll ever hear.

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs is an hour-long weekly program produced and hosted by Michael Campion.


31 Pieces

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A pastoral is a piece inspired by nature and on the program this week a selection of lovely works in the genre by Vaughan Williams, Delius, Poulenc...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
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Debussy's determination to do something radically new not only changed the course of music, but resulted in stunning musical works. We'll hear some...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
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Taking a cue from Handel, we'll hear music inspired by water from a stream, to a canal, to a lake to an ocean.

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 57:37
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Brilliant orchestrations of keyboard works by J. S. Bach by Respighi, Elgar, Holst, Schoenberg and others.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:02
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A selection of engaging music of wit, charm and imagination by the French composer.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:13
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A selection of delightful comedy overtures from around the world.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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Music inspired by modes of transportation.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:04
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A burlesque is a piece with a biting wit and a biting humor. This week musical burlesques from around the globe.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:06
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Variations on Paganini's famous 24th Caprice, a theme that has inspired composers for over 200 years.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Music inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
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Music of the 20th and 21st centuries inspired by Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque styles.

  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:39
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The world of the child as seen through the eyes of 20th century composers. Some charming works from all over the world.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 57:56
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Music by Spanish composers of the 20th century who were inspired by their traditional song and dance.

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:08
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Music by American composers that was influenced by traditional American folk songs, dance, jazz and hymns and spirituals.

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 57:36
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A selection of music from Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:17
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Music inspired by animals on the show this week. Everything from a giraffe to a chipmunk to a cuckoo.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 57:42
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A selection of dances for piano from composers and performers of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 58:04
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Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm in World War I, but went on to a brilliant career as a left-handed pianist, commissioning works from the forem...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 57:20
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One of the most unique musical voices among 20th century English composers, Walton enjoyed a brilliant career. We'll hear some of the best of his m...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 57:48
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The works of Shakespeare have been an inspiration for composers for centuries. This week a sample from the 20th.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:15