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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
David Mellor celebrates the 10th birthday of one of Britain's bright young record labels.
Orchid Classics was founded in 2005 by violinist Matthew Trusler (pictured) with the goal of producing artist-focused recordings of the highest quality and artistic interest. The label, still under Trusler’s artistic direction, has since established itself as a significant creative force, and now works with some of today’s major artists. Most recently the company has signed Gabriela Montero, one of the most successful recording artists of her generation, for her first release with an independent label, in 2015.
Tonight David celebrates the first ten years of Orchid Classics and includes Trusler himself playing Korngold.
Other highlights include Mariyan Shiriyan playing the little-heard Piano Concerto in C by Friedrich Kuhlau, a German-born Danish composer.
There are Schubert song cycles sung by James Gilchrist, Gershwin's early string quartet piece Lullaby played by the Brodsky Quartet.
And listen out for Danny DeVito in Roald Dahl's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.