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Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 5pm - 7pm
Howard Shore's birthday is one of Alex James's classical music dates and anniversaries for the coming week.
We'll also be hearing a wonderful concerto by Brahms, premiered in Cologne on this day in 1887 with the composer himself conducting, and we'll mark the 110th anniversary of the first performance of Mahler's Symphony No.5.
Also a 10-year-old Debussy starts learning the piano, and Borodin premieres his opera Prince Igor in St. Petersburg - with a little help from his fellow Russian composers Glazunov and Rimsky-Korsakov.