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Monday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with music to begin the day and special guest Rory Bremner.

In a brand new feature for Radio 3's Breakfast programme, well-known personalities from the world of comedy will be joining presenters Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Rob Cowan to pick a few of their favourite pieces of classical music. From today, BBC Radio 3 Breakfast will be further enhanced by a live guest appearance in the studio at 9am each Monday and throughout the week listeners will be able to hear a selection of five pieces as chosen by the celebrity guest.

Rory Bremner will be the first guest today at 9am and his musical choices will be played each morning throughout the week. Alongside Rory's choice of pieces, Breakfast will continue to play a wide variety of repertoire including Bach's Double Violin Concerto in D Minor and the Overture to Mozart's Magic Flute.

Further guests in the coming weeks include Alexander Armstrong, John Sessions, Miriam Margolyes, Tony Hawks. and Rebecca Front.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu (D.899) no.2 in E flat major

    Performer: Maria João Pires (piano)

    • DG 457 5502.
  • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

    Sinfonia 18

    Performer: L’arpeggiata Performer: Christina Pluhar (director)

    • Alpha 012.
  • Amilcare Ponchielli

    La Gioconda: The dance of the hours

    Performer: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Performer: Georg Solti (conductor)

    • Decca 433 621-2.
  • Thomas Tallis

    O Sacrum convivium

    Performer: Taverner Choir Performer: Andrew Parrott (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 7 49563 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberflote: Overture

    Performer: Staatskapelle Dresden Performer: Hans Vonk (conductor)

    • Capriccio 10 070.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Celos

    Arranger: Carel Kraayenhof Performer: Gidon Kremer (violin) Performer: Various others

    • Nonesuch 7559-79407-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 4: Finale

    Performer: Till Felner (piano) Performer: Orchestra Synphonique de Montréal Performer: Kent Nagano (conductor)

    • ECM 476 3315.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No 1 in C for solo cello: Menuets

    Performer: Nigel North (lute)

    • Linn CKD 300.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 4: Finale

    Performer: Till Felner (piano) Performer: Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal Performer: Kent Nagano (conductor)

    • ECM 476 3315.
  • Percy Grainger

    Country Gardens

    Performer: Martin Jones (piano)

    • Nimbus NI 5244.
  • Joseph Haydn

    L'inferdeltà delusa: Non v'è rimedio

    Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (bass baritone) – Nanni Performer: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Performer: Gottfried vonder Goltz

    • DG 477 7469.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps

    Performer: English String Orchestra Performer: William Boughton (conductor)

    • Nimbus NI 7013.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Coronation anthem: The King shall rejoice

    Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • CORO COR16066.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Julier: Dance with mandolins

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 453 439-2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekomen

    Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Diskau (baritone) Performer: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

    • DG 00289 477 9375.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 2 violins in D minor BWV 1043

    Performer: Andrew Manze (violin/director) Performer: Rachel Podger (violin) Performer: Academy of Ancient Music

    • HARMONIA MUNDI 907 155.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding day at Troldhaugen

    Performer: Sigurd Slåttebrekk (piano)

    • Simax PSC 1299.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 2 violins in D minor BWV 1043

    Performer: Andrew Manze (violin/director) Performer: Rachel Podger (violin) Performer: Academy of Ancient Music

    • HARMONIA MUNDI 907 155.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Sweeney Todd: A little priest

    Performer: Angela Lansbury (Mrs Lovett) Performer: Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd) Performer: Paul Gemignani (Musical Director)

    • RCD1-5033.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas: When I am laid in earth

    Performer: Jessye Norman (soprano) – Dido Performer: English Chamber Orchestra Performer: Jane Glover (chorus director) Performer: Raymond Leppard (conductor)

    • Philips 416 299-2.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    HMS Pinafore: overture

    Performer: Royal Ballet Sinfonia Performer: Andrew Penny (conductor)

    • Naxos 8.554165.
  • Kurt Weill

    Der Silbersee: Finale

    Performer: Juanita Lascarro (Fennimore) Performer: London Sinfonietta and Chorus Performer: Markus Stenz (conductor)

    • BMG 09026 63447 2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante

    Performer: Mirella Freni (soprano) – Micaëla Performer: Orchestre National de France Performer: Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    • Philips 422 366-2.
  • Rimsky Korsokov IV

    Sheherazade (extract)

    Performer: Brian Blessed (spoken voice) Performer: Rory Bremner (narrator)

    • www.grandmadingley.com.
  • Richard Wagner - Tristan and Isolde: Liebestod

    Performer: Margaret Price (Isolde) Performer: Leipzig Radio Orchestra Performer: Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

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