Morning Glories: Highlights from the BBC Proms

August 19, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — 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.

For this week's Morning Glories, we're off to London, bringing you highlights of the BBC Proms.

Actually, we'll be bringing you music from the Proms daily for the next three weeks in the 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. hours — it is the largest classical music festival in the world, after all!

Monday

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, no. 1

Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr

Music from one of the leading composers of the Baroque, played by one of the world's leading early-music ensembles.

Tuesday

Music of Renaissance Poland

Huelgas Ensemble/Paul Van Nevel

These selections, discovered in Polish archives, include the earliest surviving piece set to a Polish text.

Wednesday

Edvard Grieg: Selections Tine Thing Helseth/tenThing

Here are some dynamic young brass players from Norway, performing music of their countryman Grieg.

Thursday

Edward Elgar: Nursery Suite

BBC Concert Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth

This year, you'll hear lots of great British music throughout the festival — not just on the famous "Last Night of the Proms."

Friday

Eric Coates: The Three Elizabeths

BBC Concert Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth

A suite by England's master of light music; we know the "three Elizabeths" as Queen Elizabeth I, the Queen Mother, and Queen Elizabeth II.

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