This podcast from the Sounds Interesting series takes repetition as its theme, a musical technique that has long served composers very well, time and time and time again. Henry Purcell, Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten provide the musical examples.
Links to the music featured in this podcast:
Henry Purcell: Evening Hymn (8.557129)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 (8.573271)
Benjamin Britten: Violin Concerto (8.557198)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (C71004)
Benjamin Britten: Peter Grimes (8.557196)
Henry Purcell: Chacony in G minor (8.554262)