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 DUFF: Meath Pastoral - Irish CO/Fionnuala Hunt (Black Box BBM 1003)

MENDELSSOHN: Songs without Words, Op 38/2; Op 19/3, Hunter's Song - Tessa Birnie (pno) (Walsingham 3WAL 80432)

BOCCHERINI: Cello Concerto in A G475 - Enrico Bronzi (cello/dir), Verona Accademia i Filarmonici (Brilliant Classics 92618)

VILLETTE: Three motets, O quam amabilis es; Jesu, dulcis memoria; Panis angelicus - BBC Singers/Stephen Jackson (BBC Music MM 85)

IBERT: Cinq pièces en trio - Fibonacci Sequence (Deux-Elles DXL 1104)

ROSSINI: The Silken Ladder, Overture - Prague SO/Christian Benda (Naxos 8.570934)

7:00 LOEILLET trans Godowsky: Gigue - Konstantin Scherbakov (pno) (Marco Polo 8.223795)

DONIZETTI arr Lenczés: Oboe Concertino in F - Lajos Lencsés (ob), Arcata CO, Stuttgart/Patrick Strub (Hänssler CD 98.467)

SIBELIUS: Spring Song Op 16 - Gothenburg SO/Neeme Järvi (DG 457 654)

THOMAS: Fantasia on David of the White Rock - Susan Drake (harp) (Hyperion CDA 66340)

WAGNER: In fernem land, from Lohengrin - Jonas Kaufmann (ten), Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado (Decca 478 1463)

RESPIGHI: Valse caressante, from Six Pieces - Marco Rogliano (vln), Maurizio Paciariello (pno) (Tactus TC 871890)

8:00 Beauty Spot: TRAD: Suo-Gân - Bryn Terfel (bbar), Welsh National Opera Orch/Gareth Jones (DG 463 593)

RAVEL: Fourth movement, Feria, from Rapsodie espagnole - New Zealand SO/Christian Gansch (Private)

FARR: Three Etudes, From Duggan; For Jeremy Fitzsimons; For Suzanne Warner - Jeremy Fitzsimons (marimba) (Trust MMT 2058)

DVORÁK: Prague Waltzes - Budapest Festival Orch/Iván Fischer (Philips 464 647)

FRANCOEUR: Cello Sonata in E - Zuill Bailey (cello), Simone Dinnerstein (pno) (Delos DE 3326)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Running Set - London SO/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 10001)

6:00 AM Tomorrow

6:00 VIVALDI: Sinfonia for strings and continuo RV116 - Paraguay Barroco/Alexandre Chauffaud (dir) (K617 K617 241)

PUCCINI arr Mikhashoff: Portrait of Madame Butterfly - Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pno) (Decca 475 7668)

SARASATE: Fantasy on Mozart's Don Giovanni Op 51 - Tianwa Yang (vln), Navarra SO/Ernest Martínez Izquierdo (Naxos 8.572276)

STÖLZEL arr anon: Bist du bei mir, from the Anna Magdalena Notebook - Gábor Boldoczki (tpt), Soma Dinyés (org) (Sony 88697 72418)

HOLBROOKE: Three Blind Mice Op 37/1, Symphonic Variations on an old English Air - Brandenburg State Orch/Howard Griffiths (CPO 777 442)

7:00 J STRAUSS II: Die Fledermaus, Overture - Danish National SO/Sergiu Celibidache (IMG Artists 5 62872)

DEBUSSY: Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Royal Phil/Nicholas Cleobury (Philips 416 698)

BACH arr Hess: Jesu, joy of man's desiring - Simone Dinnerstein (pno) (Sony 88697 72728)

ALBÉNIZ: Seville, from Spanish Suite Op 47 - Aleksandr Tsiboulski (gtr) (Tsiboulski APT-CD 101)

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No 1 in D Op 25, Classical - London Phil/Leonard Slatkin (RCA 09026 61350)

8:00 Beauty Spot: OFFENBACH: Barcarolle, from The Tales of Hoffmann - Auckland Philharmonia/Miguel Harth-Bedoya (Universal 99172)

SPRATLEY: Recorder Concertino Op 26, A gallery of cats - John Turner (recorder), Manchester Sinfonia/Philip Spratley (Toccata Classics TOCC 0088)

PONCE arr Heifetz: Estrellita - Itzhak Perlman (vln), Samuel Sanders (pno) (EMI CDC 7 49604)

FARKAS: Old Hungarian Dances from the 17th Century - Phoebus Quintet (Toccata Classics TOCC 0019)

MAYERL: Marigold - Andrew Ball (pno), Slovak Radio SO/Gary Carpenter (Marco Polo 8.223514)

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