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Saturday - Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly presents Radio 3's breakfast show, with festive music and surprises. Including the BBC Singers with specially recorded carols and the Breakfast Advent Calendar.

Ian Skelly 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

Last on

Sat 15 Dec 2012 07:00

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Nuages [Nocturnes]

    Performer: Orchestre de Paris Performer: Conducted by Daniel Barenboim

    • DG 435 069-2.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Passacaille [1er Suite – pour les Soupers du Roy]

    Performer: Ensemble “La Simphonie du marais” Performer: Directed by Hugo Reyne

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901337.40.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse [Sleeping Beauty]

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Richard Bonynge

    • DECCA 478 1526.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Parce mihi Domine

    Performer: The Monteverdi Choir Performer: Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner

    • SDG 701.
  • Max Steiner

    Dance Montage: Charleston Heel & Toe Polka; Southern Belle Waltz; Can-Can [Gone with the W

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Charles Gerhardt

    • RCA VICTOR GD 80452.
  • Franz Liszt

    Réminiscences de Robert le Diable

    Performer: Leslie Howard (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 66861.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan and Ludmila (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.

    Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Fritz Reiner

    • RCA VICTOR GD 60176.
  • Fats Waller

    Entr'acte [Ain't misbehavin']

    Performer: Original Broadway Cast

    • RCA BD82965.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber

    Silent Night (arranged Robin Smith & Christian Seitz)

    Performer: Noah Stewart (tenor) Performer: Vienna Session Orchestra

    • DECCA 277 5385.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Young Prince & the Young Princess [Scheherazade]

    Performer: Montreal Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Charles Dutoit

    • DECCA 410 253-2.
  • Howard Blake

    We have piped unto you [Benedictus]

    Performer: The Bach Choir Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Sir David Willcocks

    • CBS CD HB 2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romance in F, Op.51'5

    Performer: Barry Douglas (piano)

    • RCA VICTOR RD 87887.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Vermeer's Studio [Girl with a pearl earring]

    Performer: Pro Arte Orchestra of London Performer: Conducted by Alexandre Desplat

    • DECCA 475 537-2.
  • Peter Warlock

    A Cornish Christmas Carol

    Performer: The Finzi Singers

    • CHAN 9182.
  • Johann Rosenmüller

    Lieber, lieber Herre Gott

    Performer: Susanne Ryden (soprano) Performer: Bell’Arte Salzburg Performer: Directed by Annegriet Siedel

    • WINTER & WINTER 910 078-2.
  • Umberto Giordano

    Fedora – Orchestral Interlude from Act I

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda

    • CHAN 10634.
  • John Joubert

    Torches

    Performer: BBC Singers Performer: BBC Singers’ “Come-and-Sing” choir Performer: Paul Brough, conductor Performer: Gavin Roberts organ

    • BBC Singers recording, Maida Vale Studio 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Le marriage de Kijé & Troika [Lieutenant Kijé Suite] (transcribed Frederic Chiu)

    Performer: Frederic Chiu (piano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907195.

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