Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Tuesday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

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

Featuring the Breakfast Advent Calendar - opening a door every day to reveal winter music and readings chosen by listeners and presenters.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Eric Coates

    London (London every day), suite, Knightsbridge March

    Performer: New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp

    • Hyperion CDS44262.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation – The Representation of Chaos

    Performer: Capella Augustina

    • Naxos 8.557380-81.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Lilacs Op.21`5, transc. for piano [orig. for voice and piano]

    Performer: Nelson Goerner [piano],

    • Cascavelle VEL 1037.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto a 5 in D minor Op.9`2 for oboe and strings 2nd movement; Adagio

    Performer: Malcolm Messiter [oboe], Guildhall String Ensemble, Robert Salter [director]

    • RCA RD 60224.
  • Edward Elgar

    Nimrod from Enigma Variations Op 34

    Performer: LSO, Colin Davis

    • LSO Live LSO 0109.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes galantes - opera-ballet in 4 entrees [1736]

    Performer: Les Sauvages sc.6; Danse du grand calumet de la paix & Rondeau Performer: Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

    • Archiv 477 5578.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Kaiser-Walzer (Op.437)

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Henry Krips [conductor]

    • EMI 3822362.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Quintet for piano and strings no. 2 (Op.81), 3rd mvt; Scherzo (Furiant)

    Performer: Piers Lane [piano], Goldner String Quartet

    • Hyperion CDA 67805.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 82 (BWV.82) "Ich habe genug", Ich habe genug (Aria)

    Performer: Matthias Goerner [baritone], Albrecht Meyer [oboe], Camerata Academica Salzburg, Roger Norrington

    • Decca 4668702.
  • Geoffrey Burgon

    Brideshead Revisited

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Burgon [conductor]

    • EMI Gold CDMFP 6172.
  • Mehul

    Symphony no. 3 in C major - 3rd (final) mvt - Allegro

    Performer: Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michel Swierczewski [conductor]

    • Nimbus NI 5184.
  • Franz Schubert

    3 Marches militaires for piano duet (D.733), no.1 in D major

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim & Radu Lupu

    • Teldec 0630 17146-2.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester psalms for treble, chorus and orchestra, no.1

    Performer: Vienna Boys Choir, Israel Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein [conductor]

    • DG 457 757-2.
  • Gerald Finzi

    5 Bagatelles Op.23 no.2; Romance

    Performer: Robert Plane [clarinet], Northern Sinfonia

    • Naxos 8.553566.
  • Merula, Tarquino [1594/5-1665]


    Performer: Il Giardino Armonico

    • Warner Classics 274 817426.
  • Judith Weir

    Drop down, ye heavens, from above

    Performer: Choir of Merton College, Oxford, Benjamin Nicholas [conductor]

    • Delphian DCD34122.
  • Beethoven

    Symphony no. 7 in A major Op.92, 3rd movement; Presto

    Performer: West Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

    • Decca 4783511.
  • Arvo Pärt


    Performer: Vox Clamantis, Sinfonietta Riga

    • ECM 476 4825.
  • Steffani

    I trionfi del fato - Combatton quest'alma

    Performer: Cecilia Bartoli [soprano], Philippe Jaroussky [counter tenor], I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis [conductor]

    • Decca 478 4732.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in E flat major Op.18 (Grande valse brillante) for piano

    Performer: Lang Lang [piano],

    • Sony 88725449602.
  • John Rutter

    Rondeau from Suite Lyrique

    Performer: Catrin Finch [harp], Sinfonia Cymru, John Rutter [conductor]

    • DG 479 0497.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Overture to Marriage of Figaro

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

    • Philips 426195-2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis for double string orchestra

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

    • Philips 464 037 2.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Yeoman of the guard - overture

    Performer: The D’Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra, John Pryce-Jones

    • TER CDVIR 8316.


Carol Competition 2019

Carol Competition 2019

Here's everything you need to know about our competition for amateur composers.

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

How many of these rousing music questions can you answer?

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.