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 MOZART: First movement, Allegro, from Eine kleine Nachtmusik - English Concert/Andrew Manze (dir) (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7280)

MONTERO: Improvisation on Handel's Largo - Gabriela Montero (pno) (EMI 5 14838)

GIBBS: Almayne, from Four Harmonisations for String Orchestra - Guildhall Strings/Robert Salter (vln/dir) (Hyperion CDA 67093)

KASKA: Ballade - Adam Frey (euphonium), New Zealand SO/Bruce Hangen (Naxos 8.570538)

REINECKE: First movement, Allegro, from Flute Sonata in E minor Op 167, Undine - Emmanuel Pahud (fl), Yefim Bronfman (pno) (EMI 3 73708)

HANDEL: Enjoy the sweet Elysian grove, from Alceste - Mark Padmore (ten), English Concert/Andrew Manze (dir) (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7422)

MAXWELL DAVIES arr Eriksson: Farewell to Stromness - Saffire, The Australian Guitar Quartet (ABC 476 701)

HUMPERDINCK: Humoresque in E - Bamberg Sinfonia/Karl Anton Rickenbacher (Koch 3-1197)

7:00 ROSSINI: Demetrio & Polibio, Overture - Prague SO/Christian Benda (Naxos 8.570934)

N RAWSTHORNE: Hornpipe Humoresque - Jeremy Woodside (organ of ChristChurch Cathedral, Christchurch) (ChristChurch Cathedral)

PURCELL: Abdelazer, Suite - Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon (dir) (Analekta AN 2 9811)

DRING: Festival Scherzo for piano & strings - Martin Roscoe (pno), Guildhall Strings/Robert Salter (dir) (Hyperion CDA 67316)

WOLF-FERRARI: Intermezzo, from The Jewels of the Madonna - New Zealand SO/James Sedares (Universal 99072)

M ALBÉNIZ: Keyboard Sonata in D - Alicia de Larrocha (pno) (Decca 417 639)

RACHMANINOV: Mélodie in E Op 3/3 - Irish National SO/Alexander Anissimov (Naxos 8.550808)

BERNSTEIN: Maria, from West Side Story - Sol3 Mio, Liverpool Phil/Nick Ingman (Decca 375 7602)

8:00 Beauty Spot: LISZT arr Milstein: Consolation No 3 in Db - Sarah Chang (vln), Sandra Rivers (pno) (EMI CDC 7 54352)

RAVEL: Une barque sur l'océan, from Miroirs - Stuttgart Radio SO/Stéphane Denève (Hänssler CD 93.325)

GRIEG: Ave maris stella - Gabrieli Consort/Paul McCreesh (DG 477 7635)

TRAD arr Allen/Mills: Little David play on your harp; My Lord, what a mornin'; Give me Jesus - Carolyn Mills (harp) (Atoll ACD 602)

KREBS: Chorale Prelude, Jesu, meine Freude - Neil Black (ob), Peter Hurford (organ of Gloucester Cathedral) (Argo 430 208)

CHOPIN orch Douglas: Les Sylphides, excerpts - Paris Conservatoire Orch/Peter Maag (Decca 417 840)

BACALOV arr Redford/Bell: Il Postino - Joshua Bell (vln), instrumental ensemble (Sony 88697 55436)

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

9:00 Composer of the Week

NZ Organ Week


6:00 AM Tomorrow

6:00 HALVORSEN arr Cello Duello: Passacaglia after Handel - Cello Duello (Solo Musica SM 146)

HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D minor Op 3/5 - Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr (dir) (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7415)

DELIUS: Summer Night on the River, from Two Pieces for Small Orchestra - Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Norman Del Mar (Chandos CHAN 6502)

PURCELL: Fantasia in F, Upon one note (in 5 parts); In Nomine in G minor (in 6 parts); In Nomine in G minor, Dorian (in 7 parts) - Fretwork (Harmonia Mundi HMU 90 7502)

FALLA arr Kochanski: Seven Popular Spanish Songs - Jesús Angel León (vln), Miguel Angel Muñoz (pno) (Verso VRS 2018)

7:00 SUPPÉ: Poet & Peasant, Overture - Royal Scottish National Orch/Neeme Järvi (Chandos CHSA 5110)

DEBUSSY: Cello Sonata in D minor - Sol Gabetta (cello), Hélène Grimaud (pno) (DG 479 0090)

ALWYN: Suite of Scottish Dances - Royal Liverpool Phil/David Lloyd-Jones (Naxos 8.570704)

VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in F RV286 - Fabio Biondi (vln/dir), Europa Galante (Glossa GCD 923 402)

DVORÁK: Second movement, Waltz, from Serenade in E for strings Op 22 - New Zealand SO/James Sedares (Universal 99072)

8:00 LIADOV: Kikimora Op 63 - Mexico City Phil/Enrique Bátiz (ASV CD DCA 657)

PUCCINI: Three Minuets - Enso Quartet (Naxos 8.573108)

MOERAN: In the Mountain Country - Ulster Orch/JoAnn Falletta (Naxos 8.573106)

BERLIOZ arr Barton/Sinozich: Fifth movement, Dream of a Witches' Sabbath, from Symphonie fantastique - Rachel Barton Pine (vln), Patrick Sinozich (pno) (Cedille CDR 90000 041)

TELEMANN: Sonata in D, from The Constant Music Master - Passacaglia (Linn CKD 170)