Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

Series produced by KCME

Series image

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs, hosted by Michael Campion, is a program for people who don't care for contemporary music and those who do, but want a lighter hand on the throttle. It's an hour-long voyage of discovery into twentieth and twenty-first century music during which you'll experience some of the finest and most enjoyable works you'll ever hear.

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs is an hour-long weekly program produced and hosted by Michael Campion.


42 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
The greatest tribute one composer can pay another is to make an arrangement of one of his works. Great composers of the last hundred years have som...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:05
Piece image
The recorded legacy of composers performing their own works is vast, but rarely heard. This week, a chance to hear piano music, via original record...

  • Added: May 09, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
Piece image
The guitar wasn't much on composer's radar for many years. The great guitar virtuosi of the 20th century changed all of this. Their incredible mast...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:05
Piece image
A selection of music inspired by the season of renewal. Works by Respighi, Delius, Debussy and others this week.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
Piece image
History, fiction or legend? A little of all three in a program of music inspired by legendary characters including Cyrano de Bergerac, Don Quixote,...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 57:45
Piece image
With very few classical traditions to look back on Irish composers at the turn of the 20th century had to forge a new musical personality for their...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 57:27
Piece image
Over the past four hundred years, women in the arts have had difficulty finding acceptance. Gratefully, women in our own generation have made great...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2020
  • Length: 57:16
Piece image
For many people, the music of Aaron Copland IS America. He created a style that was unique and special and influenced generations of composers afte...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2020
  • Length: 57:10
Piece image
Serge Diaghilev's creation of the Ballet Russe in 1909 changed ballet in the 20th century. IN the second of two programs dedicated to the company, ...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2020
  • Length: 58:06
Piece image
Serge Diaghilev's creation of the Ballet Russe in 1909 changed ballet in the 20th century. In the first of two episodes dedicated to the company we...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2020
  • Length: 57:56
Piece image
Birds represent different things to cultures all over the world. On the program this week, music from across the globe inspired by these amazing cr...

Bought by CI Dolphin Radio


  • Added: Feb 01, 2020
  • Length: 58:22
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
A pastoral is a piece inspired by nature and on the program this week a selection of lovely works in the genre by Vaughan Williams, Delius, Poulenc...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2020
  • Length: 58:07
Piece image
Debussy's determination to do something radically new not only changed the course of music, but resulted in stunning musical works. We'll hear some...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 58:09
Piece image
Taking a cue from Handel, we'll hear music inspired by water from a stream, to a canal, to a lake to an ocean.

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 57:37
Piece image
Brilliant orchestrations of keyboard works by J. S. Bach by Respighi, Elgar, Holst, Schoenberg and others.

  • Added: Nov 30, 2019
  • Length: 58:02
Piece image
A selection of engaging music of wit, charm and imagination by the French composer.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 57:13
Piece image
A selection of delightful comedy overtures from around the world.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
Piece image
Music inspired by modes of transportation.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:04
Piece image
A burlesque is a piece with a biting wit and a biting humor. This week musical burlesques from around the globe.

  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:06
Piece image
Variations on Paganini's famous 24th Caprice, a theme that has inspired composers for over 200 years.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:00