This week’s Classic FM radio highlights – including featured albums this week

3 June 2024, 11:15 | Updated: 17 June 2024, 11:05

This week’s Classic FM radio highlights – including Album of the Week and Discovery of the Week
This week’s Classic FM radio highlights – including Album of the Week and Discovery of the Week. Picture: Classic FM
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By Classic FM

The best programmes and music we’ve got coming up on Classic FM this week, beginning 17 June.

It’s the start of Classic FM’s More Music Summer! Throughout June, July and August, we’re playing plenty of bright, summery music whatever the weather is doing – and we’ll be playing more of it, too. If you’re looking for an escape from the noise, join us for even more glorious summertime music.

Professor Brian Cox is hosting a brand-new, six-part special series on Saturday nights, exploring the relationship between his two favourite subjects in the universe... science, and classical music. Join him for his second episode this Saturday at 9pm, and catch up on his Classic FM debut episode here, on Global Player.

If there’s other music you’d love to hear this week, remember you can always ask for it on Classic FM Requests with Anne-Marie Minhall this week, from 1-2pm. Get in touch here, text 61812, or ask your Alexa to ‘send a request to Classic FM’. You can also send a request via WhatsApp on 03457 49 1812.

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Classic FM’s Album of the Week
Reinecke & Sauer: Piano Concertos Simon Callaghan (piano), Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Modestas Pitrėnas (Hyperion)

Every weekday with Alexander Armstrong, 11.15am

Join Alexander Armstrong every weekday after 11am to hear the fourth Romantic Piano Concerto album from pianist Simon Callaghan. Following the success of his first three in this series, Callaghan explores more of the neglected repertoire of the Romantic period, including German composer Carl Reinecke and German composer Emil von Sauer. Callaghan’s brilliant technique and musicality, together with that of the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra and conductor Modestas Pitrėnas, highlight forgotten works, including Reinecke’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major and Konzertstück as well as Sauer’s Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor.

Join Alexander all week to hear the highlights.

Reinecke & Sauer: Piano Concertos – Simon Callaghan (piano), Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Modestas Pitrėnas
Reinecke & Sauer: Piano Concertos – Simon Callaghan (piano), Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Modestas Pitrėnas. Picture: Hyperion

Classic FM’s Discovery of the Week
High Heels - Favourite Light Classics – Iain Sutherland Concert Orchestra (Alto)

Every weekday with Margherita Taylor, 6.15pm

Join Sam Pittis for his Discovery of the Week, the new collection of British and American tunes, performed by the Iain Sutherland Concert Orchestra. Filled with contemporary, light music by composers like Charles Williams, David Rose and Trevor Duncan, this album is sure to lift your spirits and inject a bit of fun into your weekday evening.

Discover the highlights with Sam every evening this week.

High Heels - Favourite Light Classics – Iain Sutherland Concert Orchestra
High Heels - Favourite Light Classics – Iain Sutherland Concert Orchestra. Picture: Alto

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