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

ROSSINI: Semiramide, Overture - ASMF/Neville Marriner (Philips 412 893)

MOZART: Piano Concerto No 21 in C K467 (2) - Richard Mapp (pno), New Zealand SO/James Sedares (UNIVERSAL 99072)

GRANADOS: La maja de Goya - Eduardo Fernández (gtr) (DECCA 414 161)

LEO: Qual farfalla, from Zenobia in Palmira - Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini (DECCA 478 1521)

MEDTNER: Forgotten Melodies Op 39, excerpt - Nikolai Demidenko (pno) (HYPERION CDA 66636)

CHOPIN: Nocturne in Eb Op 9/2 - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Royal Phil/James Judd (PHILIPS 462 588)

DVORÁK: Serenade in E for strings Op 22 (2) - New Zealand SO/James Sedares (UNIVERSAL 99072)

7:00 SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture Op 96 - BBC Phil/Vernon Handley (CHANDOS CHAN 7025)

GRIEG: Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor Op 45 (2) - Joshua Bell (vln), Sergei Rachmaninov (pno) (SONY 88697 55436)

M HOFFMANN: Schlage doch - Carlos Mena (countertenor), Philippe Pierlot (viol/dir), Ricercar Consort (MIRARE MIR 9911)

POULENC: French Suite after Claude Gervaise - André Previn (pno) (PHILIPS 456 934)

SAINT-SAËNS: Air & Dance Bacchanale, from Samson & Delilah - Berlin Phil/Gustavo Dudamel (DG 479 0069)

SCHUBERT: Ständchen, from Schwanengesang - Mischa Maisky (cello), Daria Hovora (pno) (DG 449 817)

ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstance March No 4 - English String Orch/William Boughton (NIMBUS NI 7067/8)

8:00 Beauty Spot: PELECIS: Flowering Jasmine - Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone), Gidon Kremer (dir/vln), Kremerata Baltica CO (Nonesuch 287228)

GOTTSCHALK: Grande Tarentelle Op 67 - Michael Gurt (pno), Hot Springs Festival SO/Richard Rosenberg (NAXOS 8.559320)

BERLIOZ: Le Corsaire, Overture - Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson (EMI 3 71467)

ALFVEN: Dance of the Herdmaiden, - Malmö SO/James DePreist (BIS CD 570)

RAVEL: Pavane for a Dead Princess - Maxim Rysanov (vla), Ashley Wass (pno) (BIS SACD 1773)

STANFORD: Irish Rhapsody No 1 in D minor Op 78 - Ulster Orch/Vernon Handley (CHANDOS CHAN 7002/3)

6:00 AM Tomorrow

HERZ: La Valse suisse, rondo - Claudius Tanski (pno) (MDG 904 1803)

HANDEL: Berenice, Overture - Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Kenneth Montgomery (EMI CDZ 7 62526)

BRAHMS: Scherzo, from FAE Sonata in A minor - Christian Ferras (vln), Pierre Barbizet (pno) (BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93791)

GOLLAND: Peace - Adam Frey (euphonium), New Zealand SO/Bruce Hangen (NAXOS 8.570538)

LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in D minor S359/2 - Vienna Academy Orch/Martin Haselböck (CPO 777 797)

WOOD: Love's garden of roses - Thomas Allen (bar), Malcolm Martineau (pno) (HYPERION CDA 67290)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No 4 in F minor Op 36 (3) - New Zealand SO/Victor Yampolsky (KIWI CD SLC 215)

7:00 MOZART: Church Sonata in F K224 - Patrice Legrand (vln), Robert Aribaud (vln), Philippe Pennanguer (cello), Patrick Delabre (org) (SYRIUS SYR 141404)

RAVEL: Dawn, from Daphnis & Chloé - London Symphony Chorus & Orch/Leopold Stokowski (LONDON 443 331)

DEBUSSY: Arabesque No 1 - Ingrid Bauer (harp) (MASTER PERFORMERS MP 010)

BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto in C Op 56 (2) - David Oistrakh (vln), Sviatoslav Knushevitzky (cello), Lev Oborin (pno), Philharmonia/Malcolm Sargent (EMI 3 81487)

WOLF: Italian Serenade - NZ String Quartet (NAXOS 8.557374)

LILBURN: Concert Overture in D - Ithaca College Festival Orch/Grant Cooper (KIWI CD SLD 99)

8:00 Beauty Spot: SIBELIUS: The Swan of Tuonela - Jukka Hirvikangas (cor anglais), Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä (BIS CD 1015)

GRAINGER: Blithe Bells - University of Missouri Wind Ensemble/Thomas O'Neal (naxos 8.572108)

GERSHWIN: My man's gone now, from Porgy & Bess - Anne-Sophie Mutter (vln), André Previn (pno) (DG 471 500)

BACH: Ricercare in three parts, - Arnhem Phil/Christopher Lyndon-Gee (NAXOS 8.572158)

DELIUS: On hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring - Camerata Wales/Owain Arwel Hughes (BIS CD 1589)

SMETANA: The Curious One - Kathryn Stott (pno) (CHANDOS CHAN 10430)

HOLST: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, - Philharmonia/William Boughton (NIMBUS NI 7067/8)