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Viva: The classical Music Show is back with Beethoven250!

Hello all,
Mara Kelland, the host of Viva: The classical music Show here. Am I glad to be back!?

We begin with Beethoven 250 - a festival of the master's music. over the next few weeks we will feature a full cycle of Beethoven Symphonies.

A long side that, we will play Mozart sonatas and surprises from the vocal world. It's all happening on mushroomFM on Sunday at 8am US Eastern. And there is a repeat at a new time for New Zealand followers. Check

Easter Sunday on Viva: The Classical Music Show

At 8am Sunday US eastern time or 8pm Tuesday in NZ, celebrate the Easter season with me. I look forward to your company.

This week on Viva, we have Bach, Wagner and, somebody you don't hear much of, Mascagni.

Bach Lives on Viva

Hello all, the host of "Viva: The Classical Music Show", Mara Kelland, here to serenade you in text form once more. It has been a long time since I have done this so apologies for any bloopers I make. Hopefully I will be able too do this much more in the future as time permits.

New Zealand Music on Viva!

Hello all-
May is New Zealand music month. Now it's viva's turn to feature classical music of New Zealand.

We have music by Lilburn, New Zealand's first composer. We also have a piece by Gareth Farr, From the Deapths sound The great Sea Gongs. There is choral music too - by David Hamilton.

See you there on Viva: the classical music show on Sunday at 8am Eastern time.

Ecl ectism on Viva

Hello all-
This is Mara Kelland and I'm here to share with you the eclectic nature of classical music on Viva this week.

The show airs as always at 8am Sunday [US Eastern] or replays on Tuesday at 9pm in New Zealand.

This week we have music by Debussy, Britten, Rutter, Purcell and Morley [a very special madrigal for the month of May.] Also as spring is here we have a piece from Copland's Appalachian Spring.

I hope you will join me!

French Composers continue to live on Viva

Hello all-
I hope you can join me on Sunday morning at 8am Eastern time or Tuesday at 8pm local time in New Zealand.
This week on Viva, the classical music show, we continue a journey begun last week with the work of Claude Debussy. French composers continue to live with recordings by Poulenc, Faure and Satie. As well as one big work by Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola and harp.

See you then.

Debussy Is Living on Viva: The Classical Music show!

Hello all, this week on Viva at 8am Eastern on Sunday or 4am Eastern on Tuesday we take an in-depth look at the music of Claude Debussy ]1862-1918].

We hear his impressions of the sea [La Mer] and of young children. And his nocturnes from 1899.
Join me on Viva, the classical music show here on MushroomFM.

The Land Sings on

Hello all-
This week on The Land Sings, we have more music music, the folk and not so folk.

Tracks by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammar, Bruce Springsteen, Judy collins and Joan Baez and Stan Rogers and lots more.

Don't forget you can tweet @musicalmara or email with any questions, comments, requests or feedback.

See you all there at 11pm ET tomorrow, Thursday.

The Land Sings: Music Music Music

Hello all-
This week we have no topic as such just music. Some Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Paxton etc.

Watch out for two very long folksy tracks in the second half of the show.

The Land Sings: Joan Baez

Tonight at 11pm Eastern, The Land Sings shines a spotlight on Joan Baez. She was 75 in January.

We have all her hits and some rarities. We have the great songs from the early 1960's.

And what else can I say about this giant of folk music? Tune in to find out...

If you're wanting to get in touch with the show, email or tweet @musicalmara


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