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.

The weekly competition disc features around 7:30 am. If you correctly answer our question a copy of the disc could be yours. Send your answers to or Radio New Zealand Concert Competition, PO Box 123, Wellington.

6:00 AM Today

6:00 HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D minor Op 6/10 - Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon (Naxos 8.557358-60)

NYMAN arr Jervis: The heart asks pleasure first, from The Piano - Aquarelle Guitar Quartet (Chandos CHAN 10723)

GOODWIN: Girl with a Dream - New Zealand SO/Ron Goodwin (Marco Polo 8.223518)

MOZART arr anon: Variations in C on Ah, vous dirai-je, maman K265 - Yur-Eum Woodwind Quintet (Korean Broadcasting Haedong 253)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Character Dances, from The Nutcracker - Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev (Philips 462 114)

7:00 HALVORSEN: Norwegian Dances Nos 1 & 2 - Henning Kraggerud (vln), Razumovsky SO/Bjarte Engeset (Naxos 8.554497)

B ORR: A Carmen Fantasy - Maria Kliegel (cello), Nina Tichman (pno) (Naxos 8.557613)

GERSHWIN: Preludes for piano - Diedre Irons (pno) (Trust MMT 2041)

J RITCHIE: Concertino in A for clarinet & strings - Marina Sturm (cl), NZSO CO/Donald Armstrong (vln/dir) (Trust MMT 2040)

8:00 Beauty Spot: POULENC: Les chemins de l'amour - Jessye Norman (sop), Dalton Baldwin (pno) (Philips 420 213)

ELGAR: Coronation March Op 65 - Bournemouth SO/George Hurst (Naxos 8.553564)

WIENIAWSKI: Polonaise No 1 in D Op 4 - Nikolaj Znaider (vln), Daniel Gortler (pno) (RCA 82876 50470)

COPLAND: Old American Songs, Set 1, The boatmen's song; The dodger; Long time ago; Simple gifts; I bought me a cat - St Charles Singers, Elgin SO/Robert Hanson (Naxos 8.559297)

MUSSORGSKY: A Night on Bare Mountain - Bournemouth SO/Kirill Karabits (Onyx 4074)

6:00 AM Tomorrow

6:00 HANDEL arr Pinnock: Suite in D HWV341 - Alison Balsom (tpt), English Concert/Trevor Pinnock (hpschd/dir) (EMI 4 40329)

DAMASE: Sicilienne variée - Alison Nicholls (harp) (Alison Nicholls ARN 001)

SOROZABAL: Two Basque sketches - Basque National Orch/Cristian Mandeal (Claves CD 50-2205)

ROSSINI: Saltarello à l'italienne; Prélude Moresque, from Sins of Old Age, Book 5, Album for Adolescent Children - Marco Sollini (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10387)

SIBELIUS: Andante festivo - Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä (BIS CD 1265)

WEBER: Andante & Hungarian Rondo in C minor Op 35 - Klaus Thunemann (bsn), ASMF/Neville Marriner (Philips 432 081)

7:00 DELIUS: La Calinda, from Koanga - ASMF/Neville Marriner (London 421 390)

HUMPERDINCK: Menuet in Eb for Piano Quintet - Andreas Kirpal (pno), Diogenes Quartet (CPO 777 547)

FOOTE: Air, from Air & Gavotte - Budapest Strings/Károly Botvay (dir) (Capriccio 10 505)

LLORCA: Handeliana Op 13 - Adam Levin (gtr) (Naxos 8.573024)

SCHUBERT: Die Taubenpost, from Schwanengesang - Ian Bostridge (ten), Antonio Pappano (pno) (EMI 2 42639)

HÉROLD: Zampa, Overture - BBC Phil/Yan Pascal Tortelier (Chandos CHAN 9765)

8:00 Beauty Spot: DRING: Second movement, Andante semplice, from Trio for flute, oboe & piano - Nancy Ruffer (fl), John Anderson (ob), Helen Crayford (pno) (Dutton CDLX 7181)

DELIBES: Waltz & Mazurka, from Coppélia - New Zealand SO/Varujan Kojian (Kiwi CD SLC 222)

CHOPIN: Scherzo No 3 in C# minor Op 39 - Martha Argerich (pno) (Philips 456 703)

HERSCHEL: Symphony No 2 in D - London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert (Chandos CHAN 10048)

PARISOTTI: Se tu m'ami - Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), György Fischer (pno) (Decca 436 267)

HALVORSEN: Passacaglia after Handel - Nigel Kennedy (vln), Lynn Harrell (cello) (EMI CDC 5 56963)

HANSON: Maypole Dances, from Merry Mount Suite - Boston Pops Orch/Keith Lockhart (RCA 09026 68786)