Classic Morning

The perfect start to the day. Three 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 PURCELL: The Gordian Knot Unty'd, incidental music - Philharmonia Baroque Orch/Nicholas McGegan (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7110)

ERNST: Rondo Papageno Op 20 - Sherban Lupu (vln), Ian Hobson (pno) (Toccata Classics TOCC 0118)

KLEMPERER: Merry Waltz, from Das Ziel - New Philharmonia/Leopold Stokowski (BBC Legends BBCL 4205)

WIDOR: Romance, from Suite Op 34 - Edward Beckett (fl), London Festival Orch/Ross Pople (Black Box BBM 1049)

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Prelude & Fugues, No 3 in A minor; No 4 in E, from The Well-Tempered Guitars Op 199 - Andrea Pace, Cristiano Poli Cappelli (gtrs) (Brilliant Classics 94833)

MOZART: First movement, Allegro moderato, from Symphony No 29 in A K201 - Berlin Phil/Academy Orch/Stephan Frucht (Sony 88697 68582)

7:00 HOLST: Mars, Bringer of War, from Planets Suite - Philadelphia Orch/Eugene Ormandy (RCA 09026 68999)

BIZET: Minuet & Adagietto, from L'Arlésienne Suite No 1 - Slovak Phil/Anthony Bramall (Naxos 8.558058)

HUBAY: Maggiolata Op 15/2 - Péter Bársony (vla), Márta Gulyás (pno) (Hungaroton Classic HCD 32626)

SIBELIUS: Alla marcia, from Karelia Suite - New Zealand SO/James Sedares (Universal 99072)

PIAZZOLLA: Winter, from Four Seasons in Buenos Aires - Trio Tangophoria (BIS SACD 2108)

RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso, from Miroirs - Basque National Orch/Gilbert Varga (Claves CD 50-2101)

8:00 Beauty Spot: PACHELBEL: Canon in D - ASMF/Neville Marriner (EMI CMS 5 66650)

SAINT-SAËNS: Rhapsody of the Auvergne - Stephen Hough (pno), CBSO/Sakari Oramo (Hyperion CDA 67331/2)

TRIEBENSEE: Variations on a theme of Haydn from Symphony No 94, Surprise - Marilyn Zupnik, Kathryn Greenbank (obs), Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia (cor anglais) (Resonance CD RSN 3102)

HERBERT: Three pieces for string orchestra, Air de ballet; Forget-me-not; Sunset - South West German CO/Sebastian Tewinkel (CPO 777 576)

GRAINGER: Irish Tune from County Derry - Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orch/Timothy Reynish (Chandos CHAN 9630)

L MOZART: Toy Symphony in G - Toulouse CO/Georges Armand (vln/dir) (EMI CDZ 7 62516)

9:00 Composer of the Week


First & third movements, Mosso, con spirito; Mosso, from Hispania - Stephen Clarke (pno) (Mode Records 227)

Kya - François Houle (cl), Turning Point Ensemble/Owen Underhill (ATMA ACD 2 2394)

9:35 The Works

SUPPÉ: Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna, Overture - Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit (Decca 414 408)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Sussex Folk Tunes - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Philharmonia/Vernon Handley (RCA RD 70800)

6:00 AM Tomorrow

6:00 HAYDN: La vera costanza, Sinfonia - Toronto CO/Kevin Mallon (Naxos 8.572130)

PONCE arr Peña: Estrellita - Lily Afshar (gtr) (Summit DCD 236)

BRIDGE: There is a Willow Grows aslant a Brook - Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury (Conifer 75605 51327)

BACH: Violin Sonata No 2 in A BWV1015 - Viktoria Mullova (vln), Bruno Canino (pno) (Philips 434 084)

ELGAR: Serenade for Strings Op 20 - Soloists of Australia/Ronald Thomas (Chandos CHAN 6526)

7:00 TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante Cantabile, from String Quartet No 1 - Valentin Feigin (cello), Estonian State SO/Neeme Järvi (Melodiya 74321 40724)

RODRIGO: Serenata al Alba del Dia - Carol Hohauser (fl), Matthew Marshall (gtr) (Mr M Productions CM 2)

MOZART: First movement, Allegro, from Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Serenade No 13 in G K525 - English Concert/Andrew Manze (dir) (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7280)

ROSSINI: Excerpts, from Sins of old age - Alessandro Marangoni (pno) (Naxos 8.573107)

PARRY: Blest Pair of Sirens - Choir of Winchester Cathedral, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth SO/David Hill, Timothy Byram-Wigfield (org) (Argo 430 836)

8:00 Beauty Spot: ANON: Ay luna que reluzes - Montserrat Figueras, Maite Arruabarrena (sops), Carlos Mena (countertenor), Lambert Climent, Francesc Garrigosa (tens), La Capella Reial de Catalunya/Jordi Savall (dir) (Auvidis Astrée E 8582)

FALLA: Ritual Fire Dance, from El Amor Brujo - Nina Kotova (cello), Moscow CO/Constantine Orbelian (Philips 462 612)

GLIÈRE: Four Pieces Op 35 - Felix Klieser (horn), Christof Keymer (pno) (Berlin Classics 030 0530 BC)

RAVEL arr Hoerée: Piece in the form of a Habanera - Edward Beckett (fl), London Festival Orch/Ross Pople (Black Box BBM 1049)

STENHAMMAR: Elegy and Intermezzo, from Lodolezzi Sings - Stenhammar Quartet (BIS SACD 1659)

LISZT arr Liszt/Doppler: Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 in D S359/6 - Vienna Academy Orch/Martin Haselböck (CPO 777 797)

9:00 Composer of the Week


Pfhat - Cracow Radio & TV Orch/Jurg Wyttenbach (Accord 476 1072)

String Trio - Robert Zimansky (vln), Christoph Schiller (vla), Patrick Demenga (cello) (Accord 200622)

9:30 The Works

DEBUSSY: La Mer - London SO/Valery Gergiev (LSO Live LSO 0692)