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King-FM fantasy classical concerts: worth a download

King-FM“Welcome welcome welcome . . . this is the classical King-FM fantasy concert,” the podcast entry begins. “The concert that never happened, but we wish it did, so we made it so.”

Fictional or not, I am enjoying this Seattle public classical radio station’s “fantasy concerts.” Produced by King-FM 98.1 FM, they billboard Seattle area musicians exclusively.

Here’s the rundown for the latest episode, which focuses on the composer Maurice Ravel:

Ravel: Jeux d’eau
Giesa Dutra, piano
Fauré: Violin Sonata No.1 in A, Op.13: I. Allegro molto
Bronwyn James, violin; Angela Draghicescu, piano
Gershwin: Three Piano Preludes: Prelude No.2
Peter Mack, piano
Ravel: Violin Sonata No.2 in G, M.77: II. Blues. Moderato
Maria Larionoff, violin; Robin McCabe, piano
Ravel: Miroirs: II. Oiseaux Tristes
Millicent McFall, piano

The podcast presenter (Bryan Lowe) provides some really nice background on Ravel’s life and perspective, then gets into the music. You can get the series via King FM smartphone application. I downloaded it onto my Android phone and it works quite well.

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