5:09 am: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht by Felix Mendelssohn performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, chorus and soloists under the direction of Nicholas Harnoncourt.
5:46 am: Ballet music from Faust by Charles Gounod, performed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony conducted by COlin Davis.
6:08 am: Symphony NO. 3 by Dmitri Shostakovich performed bt rhe London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Bernard Haitink.
6:48 am: Audio from a newsreel chronicling May 1, 1945 in Moscow’s Red Square; Alexandr Androv’s Cantata on Stalin (performed by the RedBanner Red Army Song and Dance Ensemble), Thank You Great Stalin by Leonid Polovnkin (performed by the Central Children’s Theater Choir); Dear Stalin by Ashug Grigor (performed by Vagarshak Saakyan).
7:08 am: Interview with Emily and Codrut Birsan about next weekend’s Madison Symphony Orchestra concert and an upcoming Chicago concert performance of Mozart’s Cosi Fan’ Tutte by Candid Concert Opera.
7:25 am: Pianist Garrick Olsen talks about his upcoming performance of George Gershwon’s Variations on I Got Rhythm with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
7:37 am: Selections from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess from a 1942 recording featuring vocalists Helen Dowdy and Avon Long accompanied by Leo Reisman’s Orchestra.
7:54 am: Performances of George Gershwin’s Liza by Dick Hyman (1992) and Art Tatum (1934).