Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Nick Bailey eases you into the day with music to recharge the batteries.
If you're out and about doing something with the children or grandchildren today, send Tim an email and get a mention on the School Holiday Run.
We play the greatest pieces of classical music, as voted for by you in our Hall Of Fame.
Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch opens today, and the poor fellow has more than 1400 lines to remember. This morning John muses on how performers keep things in their memory.
Nicholas - sitting in for Anne-Marie Minhall - brings you a special track from his Artist of the Week Lang Lang. It's the world premiere recording of Nigel Hess's Piano Concerto.
John Brunning features some fine new recordings - of Bach, of Dvorak and the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2. And in Smooth Classics at 7, Karl Jenkins's haunting Benedictus.
Jane Jones plays some recently released recordings, including an exclusive first play of Rachmaninov's Symphony No.3, featuring the LSO conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Enjoy three hours of the smoothest sounds and relaxing classical music in the company of Margherita Taylor.