From blacksmiths wanting to hear Verdi’s Anvil Chorus, to mothers-to-be in labour asking for anything to calm their nerves, you’ll be astonished to discover the people we’ve featured on Classic FM Requests over the years. This two-hour show is just one of the many treats we have to offer every weekday afternoon.
From 1pm every weekday, we turn Classic FM over to you. The callers can range from kids to pensioners, from long-term listeners to classical music newbies. And we never failed to be surprised by the surge of phone calls, emails and texts requesting all manner of music to accompany the lunchtime chores.
Anne-Marie Minhall is at the helm for Classic FM Requests – and, when the dedications are all concluded at 3, she remains your friendly companion through the afternoon.
This week's highlights
Time to say ‘Alles Gute zum Geburtstag’ to one of the biggest names in movie music – Hans Zimmer. Cake, candles and one of his finest film hits, on his birthday.
Last week flautist Sir James Galway got in touch with Anne-Marie asking for a request for his 30th wedding anniversary. Today he's her Artist of the Week.
The Hall of Fame 3 at 3 kicks off with a work by a composer rather fond of a drop of Madeira and an East Midlands cheese.
On this day in 1964, one group received what was then a world record-breaking fee for a concert: $150,000. We'll be hearing a classical take on the band's music this afternoon.
It was on this day back in 1809 that the Royal Opera House in London opened its doors, so an operatic favourite by its orchestra will feature this afternoon.
Friday afternoons are a chance to share your Moments of Happiness. Anne-Marie will be asking you for your best moment of the past week; what’s made you smile?
What would you like to hear? Send us your requests
Anne-Marie Minhall presents Classic FM Requests from 1pm every weekday afternoon. Tell her what you want to hear today.
Contact Anne-Marie Minhall
Get in touch with Anne-Marie Minhall, presenter of Classic FM's More Music Breakfast at the weekends.
Artist of the Week: Sir James Galway
Discover more about the brilliant Belfast-born flautist
Anne-Marie Minhall's Top Classical Music Picks
Sleeping Beauty - Waltz
- Conductor: Valery Gergiev
- Ensemble: Kirov Orchestra
- Record Label: Philips
- Catalog: 4700322
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