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Wednesday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 December 2012

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show.

As December progresses, plenty of festival music and surprises, featuring the Breakfast Advent Calendar - opening a door every day to reveal winter music and readings chosen by listeners and presenters.

Music Played

25 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in Ab BWV.862 from Well-Tempered Clavier

    Performer: Olli Mustonen (piano)

    RCA 74321614462

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Salut d'amour (Op.12) version for orchestra

    Performer: Gil Shaham (violin) Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    DG 449 923-2

  • Image for Georg Philipp Telemann

    Georg Philipp Telemann Overture to La Changeante

    Performer: Northern Chamber Orchestra Performer: Nicholas Ward (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.553791

  • Image for Erik Satie

    Erik Satie Je Te Veux

    Performer: Roland Pontinen (piano)

    BIS CD 877

  • Image for Georges Bizet

    Georges Bizet Habanera from Carmen (act 1)

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra Performer: Yan Pascal Tortellier (conductor)

    CHANDOS 6600

  • Image for Ravi Shankar

    Ravi Shankar Raag Alahya Bilawal (Morning Raag)

    Performer: Ravi Shankar


  • Image for Thomas Weelkes

    Thomas Weelkes Alleluia, I heard a Voice

    Performer: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Performer: Stephen Darlington (conductor)

    REGIS RRC 1320

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Concerto no.2 op.102 third movement, finale

    Performer: Martin Helmchen (piano) Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)


  • Image for Vincenzo Albrici

    Vincenzo Albrici Sonata a 5

    Performer: Musica Antiqua Koln Performer: Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    ARCHIV 459619-2

  • Image for Béla Bartók

    Béla Bartók Romanian Folkdances Sz.56

    Performer: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Sakari Oramo (conductor)

    WARNER 23646 1947-2

  • Image for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Letter Scene (extract)

    Performer: Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano) Performer: Orchestra of the Bolshoi theatre Performer: Boris Khaikin (conductor)


  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten March, Canzonetta and Tarantella from Soirees Musicales after Rossini

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    DECCA 410 139-2

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Amici miei, doop eccessi enorni…Il mio tesoro…"

    Performer: Luigi Alva (Don Ottavio) Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Carolo Maria Giulini (conductor)

    EMI 567869-2

  • Image for Isaac Albéniz

    Isaac Albéniz Torre Bermeja from 12 Characteristic Pieces

    Performer: Catrin Finch (harp)

    SONY SK 93103

  • Image for Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky

    Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky Overture to Colas Breugnon op.24

    Performer: Byelorussian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra Performer: Anatoly Lapunov (conductor)

    DELOS DRD 2017

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Das Lamm (final Chorus) from Cantata Ich hatte viel Bekummernis BWV.21

    Performer: The Monteverdi Choir Performer: The English Baroque Soloists Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    SDG 165

  • Image for Michael Nyman

    Michael Nyman A satire against Mankind from The Libertine (arranged John Parkinson)

    Performer: Wingates Brass Performer: Andrew Berryman (conductor)

    NM RCD 110

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.7 Allegretto, second movement

    Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Performer: Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    TELDEC 0927 49768-2

  • Image for Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss Fruhling

    Performer: Lisa Della Casa (soprano) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Karl Bohm (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.111347

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky Danse Russe and Chez Petrouchka from Petrouska

    Performer: Denis Matsuev (piano)

    RCA 82876788612

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Air from Water Music Suite in F HWV.348

    Performer: London Classical Players Performer: Roger Norrington (conductor)

    VIRGIN 5452652

  • Image for Arnold Schoenberg

    Arnold Schoenberg Weihnachtsmusik

    Performer: Taverner Players Performer: Andrew Parrott (conductor)

    VIRGIN 503680

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Waltz no.2 in C# minor op.64 no.2

    Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

    HYPERION CDA 67849

  • Image for Randall Thompson

    Randall Thompson Alleluia

    Performer: Schola Cantorum of Oxford Performer: James Burton (conductor)

    HYPERION CDA 676679

  • Image for Ravi Shankar

    Ravi Shankar Tala Sawari

    Performer: Ravi Shankar and Friends

    BGO CD 171

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