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What musical treasures will accompany you on your way home this week?
Monday 12 May
John marks a Smetana anniversary with music from his jolly opera The Bartered Bride, and he’s in romantic mood with the Big Piece After Six – Tchaikovsky’s epic Romeo and Juliet. Plus – wind down, with an hour of Smooth Classics at Seven.
Tuesday 13 May
John continues our celebrations of Tasmin Little’s birthday. The Featured Album is a classical take on The Beatles – hear it at 6.15 – and our hour of Smooth Classics at Seven includes music by a composer whose fans include the royal family.
Wednesday 14 May
The comedian Eric Morecambe was born on this day – and John marks the occasion with a suitable piece of music. Plus – a brilliant new recording of the Dvorak Cello Concerto as the Big Piece After Six.
Thursday 15 May
There’s a Disney celebration this evening, as John finds a musical way of marking the fact that Mickey Mouse made his debut on this day in 1928. Plus – celebrations for the birthday of a fine violinist, and a slice of Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ as the Big Piece after Six.
Friday 16 May
Tonight’s Friday Film Favourite will set you up for a great weekend: it’s John Williams’ soundtrack to Superman. Plus – an hour of Smooth Classics at Seven, to help you unwind at the end of a busy week.