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 VERDI: Sicilian Vespers, Overture - Berlin Phil/Claudio Abbado (DG 457 627)

SARASATE: Barcarolle vénitienne Op 46 - Tianwa Yang (vln), Navarra SO/Ernest Martínez Izquierdo (Naxos 8.572275)

BUXTEHUDE: Sonata in F BuxWV265 - Purcell Quartet (Chandos CHAN 0784)

JANÁCEK: Fairy-tale - Steven Isserlis (cello), Olli Mustonen (pno) (RCA 09026 68437)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS arr Jacob: English Folk Song Suite - London SO/Adrian Boult (EMI CDC 7 47218)

7:00 GRAINGER: Molly on the Shore - City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 9653)

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

BRIDGE: Phantasie Piano Quartet in F# minor - London Bridge Ensemble (Dutton CDLX 7205)

ROPARTZ: Piece in Eb minor - David Bremner (tbn), Sarah Watkins (pno) (Atoll ACD 109)

LÉHAR: Sirens of the Ball, Waltz - Vienna Phil/John Eliot Gardiner (DG 463 185)

8:00 Beauty Spot: STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier, Trio & Finale from Act 3

Marschallin...................... Renée Fleming

Octavian........................... Susan Graham

Sophie.............................. Barbara Bonney

Faninal............................. Walter Berry

Vienna Phil/Christoph Eschenbach (Decca 466 314)

LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 in Db S244 - Romain Hervé (pno) (Calliope CAL 9349)

SCHUBERT arr Birchall: Liebesbotschaft; Ständchen; Aufenthalt, from Schwanengesang D957 - Cellophony (Edition Classics EDN 1047)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Tahiti Trot Op 16 - Russian State SO/Dmitry Yablonsky (Naxos 8.555949)

FASCH: Concerto Grosso in D FWV L/D8 - Tempesta di Mare/Emlyn Ngai (dir) (Chandos CHAN 0791)

6:00 AM Tomorrow

6:00 VANHAL: Sinfonia in C (Bryan C3) - Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia/Uwe Grodd (Naxos 8.554341)

GERSHWIN arr Cohn: Preludes for piano - Julien Hervé (cl), Jean-Hisanori Sugitani (pno) (Naxos 8.573032)

PAGANINI: I Palpiti, from Rossini's Tancredi Op 13 - Ivan Pochekin (vln), Russian Phil/Dmitry Yablonsky (Naxos 8.570487)

BRAHMS: Rhapsody in B minor Op 79/1 - David James (pno) (RNZ)

WAGNER arr Stokowski: Magic Fire Music, from Die Walküre - Bournemouth SO/José Serebrier (Naxos 8.570293)

7:00 GLINKA: Summer Night in Madrid, Spanish Overture No 2 - BBC Phil/Vassily Sinaisky (Chandos CHAN 9861)

CHOPIN: Concert Rondo in F Op 14, Krakowiak - Eldar Nebolsin (pno), Warsaw Phil/Antoni Wit (Naxos 8.572335)

RAVEL arr Wood: Boléro - Bruce McKinnon (perc), Saxcess (Private)

SULLIVAN: The Lost Chord - Douglas Mews (organ of the Wellington Town Hall) (Private)

BEETHOVEN: Third movement, Scherzo, from Symphony No 3 in Eb Op 55, Eroica - Berlin Phil/Herbert von Karajan (DG 459 064)

8:00 Beauty Spot: FAURÉ: En Prière - Dawn Harms (vln), Carolyn Mills (harp) (Atoll ACD 199)

SCHUBERT: Rosamunde, Ballet Music - Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Phil/Karl Münchinger (Decca 444 546)

NYMAN: The heart asks pleasure first, from The Piano - Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pno) (Decca 467 620)

SAINT-GEORGES: String Quartet in D G007 - Quatuor Antarès (Integral INT 221.125)

K JENKINS: La Folia - Neil Percy (marimba), London SO/Karl Jenkins (EMI 5 00235)

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