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Tuesday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Radio 3's breakfast show. Including Tchaikovsky's overture to The Nutcracker, J Strauss II's Thunder and Lightning Polka, and the classical chart.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Breakfast, including Tchaikovsky's overture to his ballet The Nutcracker performed by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle, Johann Strauss the younger's Thunder and Lightning Polka performed by the Halle conducted by John Barbirolli, and an in-depth look at this week's Specialist Classical Chart.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker - overture

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 64638522.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Va tacito (Giulio Cesare)

    Performer: Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor) Performer: Christian-Friedrich Dallmann (horn) Performer: Akademi fur Alte Musik Berlin

    • Harmonia Mundi HMX2901685.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    • Decca 4520222.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.29 in A K.201: Finale

    Performer: The English Concert Performer: Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    • Archiv 4399152.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Forelle

    Performer: Barbara Bonney (soprano) Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

    • Teldec 4509908732.
  • Léo Delibes

    Coppelia - Mazurka

    Performer: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra Performer: Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • Mercury 4343132.
  • Alvarez

    Metro Chabacano

    Performer: Brodsky Quartet

    • ORC100012.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G K.521

    Performer: Alan Curtis (harpsichord)

    • Virgin 5455462.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan - 'Tis done! I am a bride (The Yeomen of the Guard)

    Performer: Sylvia McNair (soprano) Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Performer: Neville Marriner (conductor)

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    The 4 Seasons: Summer RV315

    Performer: Duilio Galfetti (violin) Performer: I barocchisti / Diego Fasolis

    • Claves CD502204.
  • Specialist Classical Chart

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sich uben im Lieben (Cantata BWV.202)

      Performer: Danielle de Niese (soprano) Performer: The English Concert Performer: Harry Bicket (conductor)

      • Decca 4782260.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano sonata in D minor Op.31 No.2 ""Tempest"": III. Allegretto

      Performer: Ingrid Fliter (piano)

      • EMI 0945732.
    • Franz Schubert

      Symphony No.9: Finale

      Performer: Budapest Festival Orchestra Performer: Ivan Fischer (conductor)

      • Channel Classics CCSSA31111.
    • Francisco Tárrega


      Performer: Milos Karadaglic (guitar)

      • DG 4779693.
  • Johann Strauss II - Thunder and Lightening - polka

    Performer: Halle Orchestra Performer: John Barbirolli (conductor)

  • Anon.

    Sumer is icumen in (c1310)

    Performer: St George's Canzona Performer: John Sothcott (conductor)

    • ASV CDQS6114.
  • Franz Liszt

    Will-o'-the-wisp (12 studies No.5)

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott (piano)

    • DG 4778362.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Bassoon concerto in A minor RV500

    Performer: Peter Whelan (bassoon) Performer: La Serenissima Performer: Adrian Chandler (director)

    • Avie AV2201.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Lucia di lammermoor: Per te d'immenso giublio

    Performer: Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Performer: Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    • EMI 7498492.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the five couples; Dance with mandolins

    Performer: Cleveland Orchestra Performer: Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    • Decca 4529702.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wind serenade in C minor K.388: Finale

    Performer: The English Concert Winds

    • Hyperion CDA66887.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan - Never mind the why and wherefore (HMS Pinafore)

    Performer: Rebecca Evans (soprano) Performer: Thomas Allen (baritone) Performer: Richard Suart (baritone) Performer: Welsh National Opera Orchestra Performer: Charles Mackerras (conductor)

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song Without Words in E flat Op.30 No.1

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    • DG 4530612.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Soirees Musicales Op.9 (after Rossini)

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

    • Decca 4101392.
  • John Ireland

    Greater love hath no man

    Performer: Christopher Hughes (organ) Performer: Choir of King's College Cambridge Performer: Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

    • EMI 7544182.
  • William Byrd

    Will Yow Walke the Woods Soe Wylde (My Lady Nevells Booke)

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood (virginal)

    • Decca 4304842.
  • Frederick Delius

    A Song of Summer

    Performer: Philharmonia Performer: Owain Arwel Hughes (conductor)

    • ASV CDQS6114.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Hungarian Song Op.21 No.2

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA67777.


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