Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a stand-out work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories.
The first day of summer is this week - Friday, June 21, and we will be welcoming it with an hour long summer-themed special. Also, all through the week we'll celebrate the (hopefully) approaching warmth and sunshine with a week of summery Morning Glories.
Samuel Barber: Summer Music
Bergen Wind Quintet
Frederick Delius: In a Summer Garden
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis, conductor
Joaquin Rodrigo: Summer Concerto
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Jose Serebrier, conductor
Michael Guttman, violin
Sergei Prokofiev: Summer Day
New London Orchestra; Ronald Corp, conductor
Today is the official first day of Summer!
Anonymous: Summer is icumen in
Dmitri Kabalevsky: A Summer Morning on the Lawn
Alexandre Dossin, piano
Gotthard Odermatt: Ete, "Summer"
Albrecht Mayer, oboe; Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor
Felicien David: Summer Soiree No. 5
Limoges Baroque Ensemble
Howard Hanson: "Summer Seascape" from Bold Island Suite
Cincinnati Pops; Erich Kunzel, conductor
George Gershwin: "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano
Libby Larsen: Deep Summer Music
Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor
Antonio Vivaldi: "Summer" from The Four Seasons
Rodolfo Richter, violin; B'Rock Baroque Orchestra