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BBC Radio 4 - Out of the Ordinary "Whistling"

Post by Gmemg » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:22 pm

This is a very interesting and informative series - the others have been most interesting and amusing but the latest one broadcast to-day had me nearly falling off my chair (my feet were on my Desk again) it concerned "Whistling" and by that i don;t mean Butcher's Boys & Lamplighters and other Victorian figures not frequently seen in North Oxford these days but actually people whistling works of the classical repertoire !

The presenter Joylon Jenkins is a very laconic character and however loonie the people he interviews always keeps a straight face and so they say the oddest but most enlightening things to him - the saddest thing is that they rather skipped over the history of Whistling - most have come across records by Charles Capper, Guido Gialdini etc and some by rarer People Such as Geog Tramer - Kunst Pfieffer and none of them were mentioned or their early recordings which were taken seriously and not as a Joke !

Listen here and do look at the other programmes in this and previous series as they are MOST interesting

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09sqvxt
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