Morning Glories: Summer is here!

June 17, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 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

Hilliard Ensemble

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

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