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Monday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

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

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

As December progresses, plenty of festival music and surprises.

From 15th December, the BBC Singers will be specially recording carols - some of them requested by our listeners.

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

Closer to Christmas, listeners will have the chance to send a Breakfast Christmas Card by requesting a piece of music and dedicating it to a friend.

And in Your Call where we hear from our audience about their favourite pieces of music, there's the chance to introduce a favourite piece of music to the rest of the UK. In the run up to Christmas we'll be hearing about music that reminds listeners of the festive season.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Hugo Alfvén

    Festive March from The Prodigal Son

    Performer: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland Performer: Niklas Willén [conductor]

    • Naxos 8.555072.
  • Maurice Ravel - Miroirs for piano

    Performer: Alborada del gracioso Performer: Artur Pizarro [piano]

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fourth movement; Rondo from Serenade (K.525) in G major "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"

    Performer: Kremerata Baltica Performer: Gidon Kremer [violin/director]

    • Nonesuch 7559796332.
  • George Butterworth

    Loveliest of trees from A Shropshire Lad

    Performer: Christopher Maltman [baritone] Performer: Roger Vignoles [piano]

    • Hyperion CDA 67378.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 3 (Op.90) in F major, third movement; Poco allegretto

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Claudio Abbado

    • DG 435 6832.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata from Canata BWV31

    Performer: Accademia Bizantina Performer: Ottavio Dantone [conductor]

    • Decca 478 2817.
  • Jean Sibelius

    At the Castle Gate from Pelleas et Melisande

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Thomas Beecham

    • EMI CDCFP 4580.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Trio in A minor Op.50 for piano and strings: Variation No 6

    Performer: Gould Piano Trio

    • Champs Hill Records CHR CD012.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols

    Performer: Claire Jones [harp]

    • Signum SIGCD228.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country]

    Performer: Prague Symphony Orchestra Performer: Libor Pesek

    • Classic FM 75605 57043 2.
  • Alan Abbott

    Alla Caccia

    Performer: David Pyatt [horn] Performer: Martin Jones [piano]

    • Erato 3984 21632-2.
  • Trad.

    Maria (sopra la Carpinese)

    Performer: Barbara Furtuna Performer: Maxime Merlandi (solo vocal) Performer: L’Arpeggiata Performer: Christina Pluhar [director]

    • Virgin 694577 0 8.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 5 (Op.73) in E flat major "Emperor", second movement;

    Performer: Alfred Brendel Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performer: James Levine

    • Philips 412 789-2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for 2 trumpets and orchestra (RV.537) in C major

    Performer: Hakan Hardenburger [trumpet] Performer: Reinhold Friedrich [trumpet] Performer: I Musici

    • Philips 4421312.
  • Robert Parsons

    Ave Maria for 5 voices

    Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers

    • Coro COR 16056.
  • Gustav Holst

    March from A Moorside Suite

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band Performer: Garry Cutt [conductor]

    • Chan 4553.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Fille aux cheveux de lin from Preludes Book 1

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini [piano]

    • Deutsche Grammophon 4451872.
  • César Franck

    Panis angelicus from Mass (Op. 12)

    Performer: Pablo Strong [tenor] Performer: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge Performer: Timothy Ravalde [organ] Performer: Graham Walker [cello] Performer: Andrew Nethsingha [director]

    • Chandos CHSA 5085.
  • Eyvind Alnæs

    Piano Concerto in D major Op 27: final movement: Allegro assai (Tempo di Valse)

    Performer: Piers Lane [piano] Performer: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Andrew Litton [conductor]

    • Hyperion CDA 67555.
  • Trad.

    El Cant dels ocells [The song of the birds]

    Performer: Pablo Casals [cello] Performer: Prades Festival Orchestra

    • CBS MPK 46724.
  • William Walton

    Then sing aloud to God from Belshazzar's feast

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus Performer: Waynflete Singers Performer: Andrew Litton

    • London 448 134-2.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Cantus arcticus (Concerto for birds and orchestra) Op.61 [with taped birdsong]: third move

    Performer: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Leif Segerstam [conductor]

    • Ondine ODE1041-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 3 – final movement - Presto

    Performer: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Jonathan Nott [conductor]

    • Tudor 1 610.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata K64 in D minor

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud [piano]

    • Virign 5099964201603.
  • Gustav Holst

    Mercury the winged messenger

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Vladimir Jurowsky

    • LPO 0047.


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