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BROADCASTS

Radio Wey: Helen's Classical Journey, launched March 2020 onwards
This show explores a wide range of classical music for film, TV, concert hall, ballet, video games and beyond. It aims to develop a diverse and inclusive approach by ensuring to integrate composers from a range of backgrounds and cultures, showcasing music which has been under-represented in programming to date, including music by Women and music by Black composers, amongst others. The programming attempts to include also a range of performers, and includes both new releases and historical recordings.
Each episode includes a meditative moment of the week, suitable for the core listeners at Radio Wey.
Other broadcasts have been done for ABC Radio in Australia, among others, and contributions to the monthly podcast series of Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Local Radio.
 
The below link to the APO episode from January 2021:
 
 
 
 
 
 
For a special half hour programme on Radio Wey, in April 2021, Helen Julia Minors talks with the founder of the ABC course, Sarah Clay, about getting involved, the benefits, and support, and the funding.
ABC [Active Breathing Course] is a free, six-week course devised specifically to help people recover from the impact of Covid and other respiratory illnesses in a fun, creative way.
The interview was broadcast on Tuesday [27th] at 3.30pm, Thursday [29th] at 9pm and Friday [30th] April at 4.30pm
ABC will particularly benefit those who have been left with on-going symptoms of:
  • breathlessness
  • fatigue
  • anxiety
  • disordered breathing
 
 
 
 
 
https://www.voh.org.uk/abc.html 
Sunny Sessions, Surrey Hills Radio, 11th April 2022, with Jon Andrews and members of the Sunnybank Trust. Guest interview available here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/surreyhillsradio/sunny-sessions-11-apr-2022/ 
Recent radio interview: BBC Radio Surrey, following Eurovision and Helen's blog, she was asked to speak about the results in 2022, and in 2023: Following the successful reach of her recent article on Eurovision voting changes for The Conversation, Professor Helen Julia Minors, Head of the School of the Arts was invited for numerous radio interviews to discuss her research ahead of the Eurovision final. You can listen to Helen’s interviews with BBC Radio Surrey (2:52:24), BBC Radio York (1:39:00), BBC Radio Woking (1.08.25) and the Evening Standard online. Helen also caught up with Ellie Brennan from BBC Radio York (3:48:00) after the final results were revealed.
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Helen's classical journey, Episode 156

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 152

Celebrating 70 years since the publication of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale with an exploration of the film music supporting James Bond/007.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-152-23-july-2023-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-152-23-july-2023-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 150

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 144

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 142

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 140

This show explores music for piano which is relaxing and meditative, including some patient favourites.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-140-26-february-2023-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-140-26-february-2023-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 136

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 132

In response to the recent Donne 2022 report, concerning the programming the 111 major orchestras world wide, this show shares music by 6 of the most performed women (those identifying as women) composers, along side the most performed four male (those identifying as male) composers.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-132-20-november-2022-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-132-20-november-2022-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 130

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 122

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 120

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 118

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 116

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 114

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 110

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 104

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 98

This show explores the symphony, with music drawn from the classical, romantic and contemporary music

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-98-16-january-2022-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-98-16-january-2022-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 96

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 80

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 76

This show explores the music used by Hitchcock for his films, showing a range of the composers he worked with and music from films which seem to be inspired by Hitchcock.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-76-15-august-2021-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-76-15-august-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 74

This show is inspired by music written for flute and includes a wide range of solo, chamber, and orchestral music for the instrument over the last few centuries. 

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-74-1-august-2021-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-74-1-august-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 72

This show is pitched toward the current warm weather, and is themed around summer, with pieces named summer or pieces inspired by summer included in the show.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-72-18-july-2021-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-72-18-july-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 70

This show explores music written for the trumpet, featuring fanfares, celebratory music and the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-70-4-july-2021-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-70-4-july-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 68

This show explores music inspired by paintings, including music by Rachmaninov, Liszt and others.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-68-20-june-2021-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-68-20-june-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 66

This show explores relaxing music written by Karl Jenkins and others. Most of the music represents a fusion of new world, Gregorian chant and modal melodies.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-66-6-june-2021-part-1/

Part 2: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-66-6-june-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 64

This show explores the career of Marin Alsop, as a conductor, collaborator and educator on an international platform.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-64-23-may-2021-part-1/

Part 2: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-64-23-may-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 62

This show explores music inspired by Spain and music by Spanish composers, including Albeniz and De Falla.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-62-9-may-2021-part-1/

Part 2: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-62-9-may-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 60

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 58

A show exploring the music of Clara Schumann, with music also from Ruth Gipps, Lili Boulanger and Robert Schumann.

Part 1: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-58-11-april-2021-part-1/

Part 2: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-58-11-april-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 56

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 50

This show is all about music written for and about children including Debussy's Toy Box and Children's Corner.

Part 1: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-50-14-february-2021-part-1/

Part 2: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-50-15-february-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 48

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 46

This show explores music written for the piano across the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary eras. It includes music by Lili Boulanger, performances by Itasa Kanneh-Mason. Lang Lang, Glenn Gould, and music by Claude Debussy, Mozart among others.

Part 1: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-46-17-january-2021-part-1/

Part 2: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-46-17-january-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 40

This episode is dedicated to music which represents winter, including music by Augusta Holmes, Vivaldi, Handel and others. 

Part 1: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classica-journey-episode-40-6-december-2020-part-1/

Part 2: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-40-6-december-2020-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 38

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 36

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This episode has music for remembrance Sunday, with plenty of music by Polish composers.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-36-8-november-2020-part-1/ 

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-36-8-november-2020-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 30

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 28

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 26

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 24

This dedicated show explores music written to accompany, to tell the stories or to set the text of Shakespeare's plays.

Part 1:

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-24-16-august-2020-part-1/

Part 2:

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-24-16-august-2020-part-2/

 

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 22

This show charts the music used in sci fi fantasy films over the last 100 years, including some leading women composers.

Part 1:

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-22-2-august-2020-part-1/

Part 2:

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-22-2-august-2020-part-2/

 

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 20

This show features music about nature and music specifically created to represent and imitate bird song.

Part 1:

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-20-19th-july-2020-part-1/

Part 2:

https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-20-19-july-2020-part-2/

 

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 2

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 131

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 127

Delayed by a few weeks due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, this show explores Nature and music inspired by India.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-127-25-september-2022-part-1/ 

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-127-25-september-2022-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 123

This show explores the symphony and unusually includes some full works, rather than just the odd movement.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-123-24-july-2022-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-123-24-july-2022-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 121

This show features a series of music inspired by the Aldworth Philharmonic orchestra, with voices from the orchestra incorporated into the discussion.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-121-10-july-2022-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-121-10-july-2022-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 119

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 117

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 115

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 113

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 107

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 103

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 101

This show introduces the conductor Arturo Toscannini and his work recoding new music and broadcasting live orchestral music via radio across USA.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-101-6-february-2022-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-101-6-february-2022-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 97

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 93

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 91

This show explores music by women composers, with the first half dedicated ot film music and the second half dedicated to concert music.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-91-28-november-2021-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-91-28-november-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 85

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 83

This show explores choral music spanning a number of centuries, showing how composers have written for voices.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-83-3-october-2021-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-83-3-october-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 81

This show explores the excellent work of Paul Freeman, especially looking at the large series of recordings he led in the 1970s, entitled, The Black Composers Series.

Part 1:  https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-81-19-september-2021-part-1/

Part 2:  https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-81-19-september-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 77

Happy birthday Claude Debussy! Through a show featuring music about water, we celebrate Debussy's birthday.

Part 1: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-77-22-august-2021-part-1/

Part 2: https://www.mixcloud.com/helen-julia-minors/helens-classical-journey-episode-77-22-august-2021-part-2/

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Helen's classical journey, Episode 75

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