Thank you for listening. Popular Classics is an answer to those who find classical music stuffy and inaccessible, I hope it is neither of these things.
Here are the memorable melodies which have become part of our lives in the last four centuries : highlights from symphonies, concertos, piano pieces, overtures which you thought you never heard before but have many times.
These are the people's classics: it was the popular music of its time, the waltzes people danced to, the arias from operas people whistled on the street. This music is immortal.
Derek McLellan , 2015