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The best programmes and music we’ve got coming up on Classic FM this week...
Head into weekday evenings in the warming company of John Brunning, and three hours of old favourites and new discoveries, from 4pm.
The programme also includes his Drive Discovery at 6.20pm (find this week’s pick at the bottom of the article).
And if you need an extra hour of beautiful music, there’s Smooth Classics at Seven with John Brunning straight after.
This weekend, Andrew Collins dons his cape, whizzes around planet Krypton and returns to earth for a programme dedicated to cinematic heroes.
Find out more information about upcoming shows here.
Classic FM’s Composer-in-Residence Debbie Wiseman continues her series celebrating regal music through the ages this Sunday, with an episode inspired by those musical instruments that have taken up residence in royal collections and museums.
Discover the history behind an elaborate organ, originally installed at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton for King George IV, but moved to Buckingham Palace at the request of Queen Victoria.
And hear a performance of Chopin’s Cello Sonata by Steven Isserlis, who insisted on being accompanied by an Erard instrument, the maker of the elaborate piano recently seen behind Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her Christmas message.
Find out more about the upcoming show here.
Two decades ago, Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra reached out to six contemporary composers and asked them them to compose a “companion piece” to one of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
In 2018, they presented the result: The Brandenburg Project
Click here to find out more about the Album of the Week.
Guitarist Craig Ogden shares a new release featuring all of his regular recital repertoire.
Click here to find out more about this week’s Drive Discovery.