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Sundays, 7-9pm. David is always delighted to receive your thoughts on the music he plays – especially if there’s a theme you think would work well on a Sunday night. Let him know your thoughts via the form below or Tweet @ClassicFM, and listen this Sunday evening for a wonderfully indulgent and enjoyable two-hour journey of discovery on Classic FM.
Sunday 17th December
The tree is up, the decorations are in place, and David Mellor is here to provide the final touches for that festive feeling, with a Christmas Light Music special.
David has plenty of festive treats in store, including Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and other favourites performed by the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra. Plus – he’ll be uncovering the Christmas talents of Wales’s favourite bass-baritone, Sir Bryn Terfel.
Sunday 31st DecemberThe city of Vienna is synonymous with this time of year: tickets to the annual New Year’s Day Concert are like gold dust, and the waltzes and polkas of the Strauss family will forever be associated with the passing of one year, and the start
Tonight, David Mellor presents a lighthearted selection of some of the most uplifting Viennese classics, in a three-hour ‘Viennese-Up’. Alongside music by Johann Strauss Junior and Senior, David will also uncover some rarely- heard gems by the Strausses’ contemporaries, providing a toe-tapping accompaniment to your own new year celebrations.
Every piece of music played will be taken from a live recording of the New Year’s Day Concert, with David’s selections stretching back across seven decades of this annual, much-anticipated event. Alongside the plethora of Viennese music, David celebrates other European composers who caught the Strauss family mood, like the French waltz king Emile Waldteufel and Hans Christian Lumbye, Denmark’s answer to the Strausses.