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 WF BACH: Sinfonia in D F64 - CPE Bach CO/Hartmut Haenchen (Brilliant Classics 94690)

WOLF: Italian Serenade - New Zealand String Quartet (Naxos 8.557374)

GRAINGER: Harvest Hymn - BBC Phil/Richard Hickox (Chandos CHAN 9493)

TELEMANN: Trumpet Concerto in D - Niklas Eklund (tpt), Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble/Edward Tarr (Naxos 8.554375)

SAINT-SAËNS: Romance in F Op 36 - Henri Demarquette (cello), Brigitte Engerer (pno) (Mirare MIR 108)

NIELSEN: Saga Dream - Lahti SO/Osmo Vänskä (BIS CD 1839/40)

7:00 GRÉTRY: L'ami de la maison, Overture - Brittany Orch/Stefan Sanderling (ASV CD DCA 1095)

CHOPIN: Variations on Non più mesta, from Rossini's La Cenerentola - Peter-Lukas Graf (fl), Konrad Ragossnig (gtr) (Claves CD 50-2013)

ELGAR orch Payne:  So many true Princesses who have gone - BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orch/David Lloyd Jones (Dutton CDLX 7148)

GERMAN: The willow song - BBC Concert Orch/John Wilson (Dutton CDLX 7156)

O'CONNOR arr Meyer: Butterfly's Day Out - Mark O'Connor (mdln), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Edgar Meyer (dbass) (Sony SK 68460)

DVORÁK: Slavonic Dance in E minor Op 72/2 - Minnesota Orch/Eiji Oue (Reference Recordings RR-92 CD)

8:00 Beauty Spot: JEPHCOTT arr Clements: Adagio for Strings - Royal Liverpool Phil/Clark Rundell (Nimbus NI 6140)

ALBÉNIZ: Tango, from España Op 165 - Benjamin Grosvenor (pno) (Decca 478 5334)

DEBUSSY: Scottish March - Lyon National Orch/Jun Märkl (Naxos 8.572296)

KREISLER: Prelude & Allegro in the style of Gaetano Pugnani - Nigel Kennedy (vln), John Lenehan (pno) (EMI CDC 5 56626)

WEBER: Ruler of the Spirits, Overture - New Zealand SO/Antoni Wit (Naxos 8.570296)

SOR: Fantasy in D on a favourite Scottish Air Op 40, Variations on Ye banks & braes - Stefano Palamidessi (gtr) (Brilliant Classics 93960)

ZÁDOR: Hungarian Capriccio - Budapest SO/Mariusz Smolij (Naxos 8.572548)

9:00 Composer of the Week

AARON COPLAND (1900-1990)

Music for the theatre - New York Harmonie Ensemble/Steven Richman (Bridge 9145)

Two Pieces for string quartet - Brodsky Quartet (Chandos CHAN 10801)

Piano Concerto - Lorin Hollander (pno), Seattle Symphony/Gerard Schwarz (Delos DE 3154)

6:00 AM Tomorrow

6:00 JC BACH: Symphony in Eb Op 6/5 - Netherlands CO/David Zinman (Philips 442 275)

DVORAK: Rondo in G minor Op 94 - Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Berlin Phil/Lorin Maazel (CBS MK 42206)

ALBRIGHT: Sleepwalker's shuffle, from The Dream Rags - Nicola Melville (pno) (Equilibrium EQ 57)

HERBERT: Three pieces for string orchestra, Air de ballet; Forget-me-not; Sunset - South West German CO/Sebastian Tewinkel (CPO 777 576)

TRAD arr Idenstam: Spel Jocke - Johan Hedin (nyckelharpa), Gunnar Idenstam (org) (Caprice CAP 21807)

GRIEG: Ave maris stella - Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones (dir) (ABC Classics 472 310)

VIVALDI: Flute Concerto in F RV100 - Katy Bircher (fl), Adrian Chandler (vln/dir), Peter Whelan (bsn), La Serenissima (Avie AV 2178)

7:00 LILBURN: Aotearoa Overture - New Zealand SO/James Judd (Naxos 8.557697)

BACH arr Balsom: First movement, Allegro, from Trio Sonata No 5 BWV529 - Alison Balsom (tpt), Alina Ibragimova (vln), Alistair Ross (hpschd), Mark Caudle (vla da gamba) (EMI 5 58047)

DELIUS: Two Aquarelles - Royal Phil/Barry Wordsworth (Tring International TRP 037)

MENDELSSOHN: Rondo capriccioso in E Op 14 - Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pno) (Decca 468 600)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Festival Coronation March in D - Russian National Orch/Mikhail Pletnev (Pentatone PTC 5186 383)

FALU: Siesta del duende - Göran Söllscher (gtr) (DG 459 138)

ANON: Estampie - Hesperus (Dorian DIS 80155)

8:00 Beauty Spot: HAHN arr Hazell: A Chloris - Albrecht Mayer (cor anglais), ASMF/Mathias Mönius (Decca 478 2564)

HANDEL: Chaconne in G HWV435 - Murray Perahia (pno) (Sony SK 62785)

HUPFELD arr Williams: As time goes by, from Casablanca - Itzhak Perlman (vln), Boston Pops Orch/John Williams (Sony SK 60773)

LARSSON: Pastoral for small orchestra - Helsingborg SO/Andrew Manze (CPO 777 671)

TRAD: Ar hyd y nos - Bryn Terfel (bbar), Black Mountain Chorus, Risca Male Choir, Welsh National Orch/Gareth Jones (DG 463 593)

ERNST: Rondino grazioso, from Morceaux de Salon Op 13 - Thomas Christian Ensemble (CPO 777 894)

NIELSEN: Serenata in vano - DiamantEnsemblet (Dacapo 8.226064)

GRAINGER: Handel in the Strand - Philip Martin (pno), Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Kenneth Montgomery (Chandos CHAN 6542)

9:00 Composer of the Week

AARON COPLAND (1900-1990)

Billy the Kid - London SO/Aaron Copland (CBS MK 42431)

Appalachian Spring - New York Harmonie Ensemble/Steven Richman (Bridge 9145)

Hoe Down, from Rodeo - Detroit SO/Leonard Slatkin (Naxos 8.559758)