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 MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Overture - London SO/Claudio Abbado (DG 423 104)

WARLOCK: Six English Tunes, The witch; Daphne; Strawberry leaves; Tickle my toe; Sweet youth; A toy - London Festival Orch/Ross Pople (Arte Nova ANO 378 680)

GRIEG arr B Wallfisch: Solveig's Song, from Peer Gynt Op 23; Ingrid's Lament Op 55/1 - Raphael Wallfisch (cello), London Phil/Vernon Handley (Black Box BBM 1070)

BOISMORTIER: Sonata in G Op 50/2 - Peter Whelan (bsn), Ensemble Marsyas (Linn CKD 435)

RESPIGHI: Second movement, L'Adorazione dei Magi, Three Botticelli Pictures - Bonn Beethoven Orch/Stefan Blunier (Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 937 16776)

7:00 WEBER: Invitation to the Dance - Detroit SO/Paul Paray (Mercury 434 336)

BARRIOS MANGORÉ: Un sueño en la floresta - Milos Karadaglic (gtr) (DG 479 0063)

MOSZKOWSKI: Ballade in G minor Op 16/1 - Tasmin Little (vln), BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins (Hyperion CDA 67389)

BRIDGE: An Irish Melody, The Londonderry Air - Nash Ensemble (Hyperion CDA 68003)

M HAYDN: Symphony No 15 in D - Slovak CO/Bohdan Warchal (CPO 999 154)

8:00 GERMAN: Nell Gwyn, Suite - Czecho-Slovak Radio SO/Adrian Leaper (Marco Polo 8.223419)

BOWERMAN: String Quartet on a Prelude, Chorale & Fugue of César Franck - Bronte Quartet (Champs Hill CHRCD 033)

HUBAY ed Huszár: Poèmes Hongrois Op 27/1 & 6 - Péter Bársony (vla), Márta Gulyás (pno) (Hungaroton Classic HCD 32626)

GRIFFES: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan - Buffalo Phil/JoAnn Falletta (Naxos 8.559164)

PONCHIELLI: Dance of the Hours, from La Gioconda Julian Reynolds, Peter Lockwood (pno duo) (Globe GLO 5143)

6:00 am on Monday (22 Dec 2014)

6:00 M HAYDN: Symphony No 9 in D - Slovak CO/Bohdan Warchal (CPO 999 591)

GRANADOS arr Miolin: Zambra, from Spanish Dances Op 37 - Anders Miolin (gtr) (BIS CD 1116)

BUTTERWORTH: Banks of Green Willow - London SO/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 9902)

SAINT-SAËNS: Fantasy in A Op 124 - Dawn Harms (vln), Carolyn Mills (harp) (Atoll ACD 199)

CIMAROSA: Oboe Concerto in C minor - Anthony Camden (ob), City of London Sinfonia/Nicholas Ward (Naxos 8.553991)

7:00 BODY: People look east - Auckland University Festival Choir/Peter Godfrey (Kiwi CD SLD 108)

YAMADA: Overture in D - New Zealand SO/Takuo Yuasa (Naxos 8.555350)

SCHUBERT: Violin Sonatina in D D384 - Sara Trickey (vln), Daniel Tong (pno) (Champs Hill CHRCD 080)

RAVEL arr Samazeuilh: Menuet antique - Bridget Douglas (fl), Rachel Thomson (pno) (Trust MMT 2039)

HERSCHEL: Symphony No 13 in D - London Mozart Players/Matthias Bamert (Chandos CHAN 10048)

8:00 Beauty Spot: SIBELIUS: Valse triste, from Kuolema - Hallé Orch/John Barbirolli (EMI CDZ 7 67253)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No 22 in F Op 54 - Michael Houstoun (pno) (Rattle RAT D048)

BRIDGE arr Cornford: Scherzetto - Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), National Phil/Charles Gerhardt (RCA 74321 84112)

ELGAR: Harmony Music No 4, The Farmyard - Athena Ensemble (Chandos CHAN 6554)

WAGNER: The Flying Dutchman, Overture - Berlin Phil/Lorin Maazel (RCA 09026 63143)