Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a standout work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories.
It's our last week of BBC Proms on Morning Glories, leading up to the Last Night of the Proms, which we'll air on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m.
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Stephen Hough, piano; Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Robin Ticciati
Stephen Hough is multi-talented: he not only plays the piano, but composes, paints, and writes for print and the Web.
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
English Chamber Orchestra/Paul Watkins
Perhaps the single most famous work of British orchestral music.
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Lisa Batiashvili, violin; BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo
Like many notable composers, Sibelius wrote only one violin concerto. Our star soloist will be Lisa Batiashvili, from the Republic of Georgia.
Richard Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra/Philippe Jordan
An outstanding youth orchestra notes the 2013 Wagner bicentennial.
Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Marin Alsop
We'll hear from Marin Alsop again on Last Night of the Proms — she'll be the first woman to conduct that unique concert.