Classic Morning

The perfect start to the day. Four hours of music with news and weather on the hour to keep you informed about what’s going on in the world.

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6:00 AM Today

6:00 CPE BACH: String Symphony in Bb Wq182/2 - English Concert/Trevor Pinnock (hpschd/dir) (Archiv 415 300)

BRIDGE: An Irish Melody, The Londonderry Air - Nash Ensemble (Hyperion CDA 68003)

GODARD arr Terracini: Berceuse, from Jocelyn - Murray Khouri (cl), Prague Metropolitan Orch/Paul Terracini (Continuum CCD 1080)

ERNST: Romances Op 15 - Thomas Christian (vln), Evgeny Sinayskiy (pno) (CPO 777 894)

HOLST: Mercury, the Winged Messenger, from The Planets - Royal Scottish National Orch/David Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.555776)

KODÁLY: Romance lyrique - Natalie Clein (cello), Julius Drake (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67829)

MUSSORGSKY: Dawn on the Moscow River, Prelude from Khovanshchina, Act 1 - Berlin Phil/Carlo Maria Giulini (Testament SBT2 1439)

7:00 SIBELIUS: Overture in E - Turku Phil/Leif Segerstam (Naxos 8.573300)

BOCCHERINI: Third movement, Minuet, from String Quintet in E G275 - I Musici (Philips 420 816)

VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No 9 - Ulster Orch/Celso Antunes (BBC Music BBCMM 367)

GIULIANI: Variations on a theme by Handel Op 107, Harmonious Blacksmith - Slava Grigoryan (gtr) (ABC Classics 472 224)

MAGNARD: Suite in the Ancient Style Op 2 - Luxembourg Phil/Mark Stringer (Timpani 1C 1067)

8:00 GRAINGER: Dreamery - BBC Phil/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 9584)

GRIEG: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, from Lyric Pieces Op 65/6 - Katya Apekisheva (pno) (Quartz QTZ 2061)

RACHMANINOV: Dances from Aleko - Cincinnati SO/Paavo Järvi (Telarc SACD 60670)

ROLLA: Flute Quartet in E minor Op 2/1 - Mario Carbotta (fl), Enrico Casazza (vln), Carlo de Martini (vla), Marcello Scandelli (cello) (Dynamic CDS 594)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Third movement, Allegro vivacissimo, from Violin Concerto in D Op 35 - Nicola Benedetti (vln), Czech Phil/Jakub Hrusa (Decca 478 5338)

6:00 am on Monday (30 Nov 2015)

6:00 CUNNINGHAM: The gentle light that wakes me - Nicola Benedetti, Aly Bain (vlns), Phil Cunningham (pno) (Decca 478 6690)

HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in G Op 6/1 - Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon (Naxos 8.557358-60)

SCHUBERT: Adagio in E D612 - Vladimir Feltsman (pno) (Nimbus NI 6297)

MERTZ: Bardic Sounds, Book 2, Abendlied; Unruhe; Elfenreigen - Graziano Salvoni (gtr) (Brilliant Classics 94473)

MACDOWELL: Romance - Aisling Drury Byrne (cello), Ireland National SO/Arthur Fagen (Naxos 8.559049)

FAURÉ: Nocturne No 5 in Bb Op 37 - Richard Mapp (pno) (RNZ)

7:00 SIBELIUS: Spring Song Op 16 - Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi (DG 457 654)

BACH: Goldberg Variations, Aria BWV988 - James Tibbles (hpschd) (Atoll ACD 509)

HAMILTON: Three Spirituals - Viva Voce/John Rosser (Viva Voce ACD 901)

WALTON: Passacaglia; Touch her soft lips and part, from Henry V - English CO/Julian Lloyd Webber (Naxos 8.573250)

PROKOFIEV: Andante in G minor - Alexander Ivashkin (cello), Tatyana Lazareva (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10045)

BRAHMS: How lovely are thy dwellings, from A German Requiem - Atlanta Symphony Chorus & Orch/Robert Shaw (Telarc CD 80119)

8:00 Beauty Spot: TCHAIKOVSKY: Third movement, Preghiera, orchestral arrangement of Mozart Ave verum, from Suite No 4 in G Op 61, Mozartiana - Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet (London 440 366)

MOZART: Fantasy in C minor K396 - John Khouri (fpno) (Entr'acte ESCD 6501)

HOLST: Two Songs without Words Op 22 - English CO/Imogen Holst (Lyrita SRCD 223)

PURCELL: Sound the trumpet, from Come ye Sons of Art away - Andreas Scholl, Christophe Dumaux (countertenors), Accademia Bizantina/Stefano Montanari (Decca 478 226)

SULLIVAN: Mikado, Overture - Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Andrew Penny (Naxos 8.554165)

JOPLIN arr English: Maple Leaf Rag - Kemp English (organ of Dunedin Town Hall) (Manu CD MANU 5009)

BORODIN: Polovtsian March, from Prince Igor - Royal Phil/Ole Schmidt (RegisC 1215)

9:00 Composer of the Week

Elric Hooper and Des Wilson discuss the life and music of JACQUES OFFENBACH (1819-1880) (RNZ)

Danse bohémienne Op 28 - Maria Kliegel (cello), Raymund Havenith (pno) (Marco Polo 8.223403)

Orpheus in the Underworld, Overture - Swiss Romande Orch/Ernest Ansermet (Decca 425 083)