"King of Light Music" Eric Coates on Radio 4 Ex

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"King of Light Music" Eric Coates on Radio 4 Ex

Post by Gmemg » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:17 pm

This was a very interesting programme - some would no doubt quibble with the title but , whatever the truth the Music of Eric Coates sums up the optimism of the 1930 's, the Grim deterministic Patriotism of the War years and the renewed optimism of the 1950's. I doubt there are few - even now who don't know some of Coates' music

here it is

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0090qmd
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