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.
MONDAY 15 DECEMBER
From now until Christmas, Anne-Marie will be bringing you a Mistletoe Moment – a romantic, festive tune to enjoy. And today’s Hall of Fame 3 at 3 is a triple bill of composers who, when not writing music, loved watching or playing sport.
TUESDAY 16 DECEMBER
Today there'll be a chance to hear more from our Artist of the Week, the conductor and composer Carl Davis.
WEDNESDAY 17 DECEMBER
This afternoon’s Hall of Fame 3 at 3 shines the spotlight on a trio of chaps with hobbies they were passionate about. There was Mozart with his billiards, Dvorak and train-spotting, and not forgetting Prokofiev’s love of chess.
THURSDAY 18 DECEMBER
On this day in 1892, Tchaikovsky’s evergreen ballet The Nutcracker had its first public outing with a premiere in St. Petersburg – so this afternoon, we’ll enjoy a taste of this Russian favourite.
FRIDAY 19 DECEMBER
Our Hall of Fame 3 at 3 showcases composers who were also accomplished musicians themselves. Making an appearance will be Holst (trombonist), Grieg (pianist) and Vivaldi (violinist).
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 Requests followed by two hours of great music every weekday afternoon.
Artist of the Week: Carl Davis
Find out more about the well-loved conductor and composer
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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