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Wednesday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. Including Chopin's Raindrop Prelude, Rachmaninov's Blessed is the Man, and Saint-Saens's The Swan.

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast show, including Chopin's 'Raindrop' Prelude played by Maurizio Pollini, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Paul Hiller sing Rachmaninov's Blessed is the Man, and cellist and pianist Christian Poltera and Kathryn Stott perform Saint-Saens' The Swan from Carnival of the Animals.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    "Raindrop" Prelude No.15 in D-Flat Major

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini (piano)

  • George Frideric Handel

    2nd mvt from Concerto no.2 in Bb major for organ and orchestra

    Performer: Ottavio Dantone (organ and conductor) Performer: Accademia Bizantina

    • L’OISEAU-LYRE 4781465.
  • Carl Orff

    Ecce gratum from Carmina Burana

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Performer: Andre Previn (conductor)

    • EMI CDM5668992.
  • William Walton

    Johannesburg Festival Overture

    Performer: The London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Bryden Thomson (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN8968.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Polka in F# minor

    Performer: Danny Driver (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67806.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Overture in D major

    Performer: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien Performer: Manfred Huss

    • BIS CD 1818.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Waves (3rd mvt from A Sea Symphony, no.1)

    Performer: Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Vernon Handley (conductor)

    • EMI CDEMX2142.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major, BWV 1049

    Performer: Frans Bruggen (blockflote) Performer: Kees Boeke (blockflote) Performer: Sigiswald Kuijken (barockvioline principale) Performer: Lucy van Dael (barockvioline 1) Performer: Janneke van der Meer (barockvioline 11) Performer: Wiel Peeters (barockviola) Performer: Wieland Kuijken (barockviolincello) Performer: Anthony Woodrow (violin) Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord and conductor)

    • RCA RD70794.
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman (violin) Performer: Samuel Sanders (piano)

    • CD LABEL.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    1st mvt from Symphony in G major "Weimarer"

    Performer: L’Orfeo Barockorchester Performer: Michi Gaigg (conductor)

    • CPO 777 411-2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Blessed is the man

    Performer: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Performer: Paul Hillier (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907384.
  • Strauss (Johann & Josef)


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

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMP3903016.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Performer: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Performer: Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • DECCA 417 778-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La donna e mobile (Rigoletto)

    Performer: Rolando Villazon (tenor) Performer: Muncher Rundfunkorchester Performer: Marcello Viotti (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 6 08528 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    3rd mvt from Symphony No.4, Allegro giocoso

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

  • Arvo Pärt

    Summa (Credo)

    Performer: Theatre of Voices Performer: Paul Hilllier (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907182.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    The Swan (from Carnaval of the Animals)

    Performer: Christian Poltera (cello) Performer: Kathryn Stott (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10552.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Minuet and Trio from Symphony No.83 in G minor "The Hen"

    Performer: Concentus Musicus Wien Performer: Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Waltz in A major (transcribed by the composer from Op.54 for piano)

    Performer: Skampa Quartet

    • SUPRAPHON SU 0162-2 131.
  • Franz Liszt

    Grand Galop chromatique, S219

    Performer: Jorge Bolet (piano)

    • DECCA 478 2374.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    1st Mvt from Serenade for Strings

    Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Performer: Gerard Korsten (conductor)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

  • Franz Schubert

    Dream of Spring (from Winterreise)

    Performer: Mark Padmore (tenor) Performer: Paul Lewis (piano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907484.


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