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Wednesday - Sara Mohr-Pietsch

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

As December progresses, plenty of festival music and surprises, 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

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in Ab BWV.862 from Well-Tempered Clavier

    Performer: Olli Mustonen (piano)

    • RCA 74321614462.
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour (Op.12) version for orchestra

    Performer: Gil Shaham (violin) Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • DG 449 923-2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture to La Changeante

    Performer: Northern Chamber Orchestra Performer: Nicholas Ward (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.553791.
  • Erik Satie

    Je Te Veux

    Performer: Roland Pontinen (piano)

    • BIS CD 877.
  • Georges Bizet

    Habanera from Carmen (act 1)

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra Performer: Yan Pascal Tortellier (conductor)

    • CHANDOS 6600.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Raag Alahya Bilawal (Morning Raag)

    Performer: Ravi Shankar

  • Thomas Weelkes

    Alleluia, I heard a Voice

    Performer: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford Performer: Stephen Darlington (conductor)

    • REGIS RRC 1320.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Concerto no.2 op.102 third movement, finale

    Performer: Martin Helmchen (piano) Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

    • LONDON PHIL LP0053.
  • Vincenzo Albrici

    Sonata a 5

    Performer: Musica Antiqua Koln Performer: Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 459619-2.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Folk Dances

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.

    Performer: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Sakari Oramo (conductor)

    • WARNER 23646 1947-2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Letter Scene (extract)

    Performer: Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano) Performer: Orchestra of the Bolshoi theatre Performer: Boris Khaikin (conductor)

  • Benjamin Britten

    March, Canzonetta and Tarantella from Soirees Musicales after Rossini

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

    • DECCA 410 139-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    "Amici miei, doop eccessi enorni…Il mio tesoro…"

    Performer: Luigi Alva (Don Ottavio) Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Carolo Maria Giulini (conductor)

    • EMI 567869-2.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Torre Bermeja from 12 Characteristic Pieces

    Performer: Catrin Finch (harp)

    • SONY SK 93103.
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Overture to Colas Breugnon op.24

    Performer: Byelorussian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra Performer: Anatoly Lapunov (conductor)

    • DELOS DRD 2017.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Das Lamm (final Chorus) from Cantata Ich hatte viel Bekummernis BWV.21

    Performer: The Monteverdi Choir Performer: The English Baroque Soloists Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • SDG 165.
  • Michael Nyman

    A satire against Mankind from The Libertine (arranged John Parkinson)

    Performer: Wingates Brass Performer: Andrew Berryman (conductor)

    • NM RCD 110.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.7 Allegretto, second movement

    Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Performer: Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    • TELDEC 0927 49768-2.
  • Richard Strauss


    Performer: Lisa Della Casa (soprano) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Karl Bohm (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.111347.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Danse Russe and Chez Petrouchka from Petrouska

    Performer: Denis Matsuev (piano)

    • RCA 82876788612.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Air from Water Music Suite in F HWV.348

    Performer: London Classical Players Performer: Roger Norrington (conductor)

    • VIRGIN 5452652.
  • Arnold Schoenberg


    Performer: Taverner Players Performer: Andrew Parrott (conductor)

    • VIRGIN 503680.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz no.2 in C# minor op.64 no.2

    Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67849.
  • Randall Thompson


    Performer: Schola Cantorum of Oxford Performer: James Burton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 676679.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Tala Sawari

    Performer: Ravi Shankar and Friends

    • BGO CD 171.


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