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Friday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's Breakfast, with specially recorded carols from the BBC Singers and your requests in our Advent Calendar of seasonal music.
Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk or text 83111 with your music requests or Musical Map suggestions.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leopold Stokowski

    Traditional Slavic Christmas Music

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Transcriptions.
    • NAXOS.
    • 17.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Light Cavalry Overture

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • The Best of The Academy.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    1st movement from Double Concerto in D minor, BWV.1043

    Ensemble: Camerata Brazil. Music Arranger: Henrique Cazes.
    • Bach in Brazil.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata for horn and piano (Op.17) in F major, 1st mvt; Allegro moderato

    Performer: David Pyatt. Performer: Martin Jones.
    • Recital: David Pyatt.
    • Erato.
    • 1.
  • Leos Janáček

    Dance from the village of Celadna

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Conlon.
    • ECD 88095.
    • ERATO.
    • 5.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

    Music Arranger: Jan Sandström. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ben Parry.
    • Friday 13th December.
    • BBC Radio 3 Live Recording.
    • 1.
  • Leopold Mozart

    The Sleigh Ride

    Music Arranger: Philip Lane. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Béla Bartók

    3 Hungarian Folksongs from the Csik district Sz.35a for piano

    Performer: Tom Poster.
    • In Dance and Song.
    • CHAMPS HILL RECORDS.
    • 5-7.
  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de matin

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton.
    • Elgar: Enigma variations etc: London Philharmonic/Hilary Davan-Wetton.
    • Collins Classics.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur, Act III: 'What power art thou' from the Frost Scene

    Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Purcell - King Arthur.
    • ERATO.
    • 18.
  • Johann Strauss II

    The Blue Danube

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Johann Strauss: Famous Waltzes: Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Laura Samuel. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Michael Collins.
    • Weber: Clarinet Concertos etc.: Stirling/CLS/Collins.
    • Chandos.
  • Adolphe Adam

    O holy night (Minuit, chretiens)

    Music Arranger: John Rutter. Choir: Bach Choir. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • The Colours of Christmas.
    • DECCA.
    • 15.
  • Matthew Curtis

    Christmas Rush for orchestra

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Another Night Before Christmas.
    • NAXOS.
    • 9.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Barcarolle no.5 in F# minor op.66

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • CDA 67890.
    • HYPERION.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Va tacito (Giulio Cesare)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Performer: Frank Lloyd. Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Handel: Julius Caesar (highlights): Mackerras.
    • EMI.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and fugue for piano no. 15 (Op.87'15) in D flat major

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Shostakovich The Preludes & Fugues Alexander Melnikov Piano.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Traditional Carol

    Deck the Halls

    Conductor: Christopher Warren‐Green. Music Arranger: Craig Leon. Orchestra: London Chamber Orchestra.
    • Midwinter's Eve, Music for Christmas.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Valse arr for orchestra (Faust)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Barcarole - Favourite Orchestral Pieces.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • William Mathias

    A Babe is born all of a May - carol Op.55 for chorus and organ

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC Singers.
    • BBC Radio 3 Recording.
    • 1.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Polonaise from Christmas Eve

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Waltzes and Polonaises by Russian composers.
    • MELODIYA.
    • 6.
  • François Couperin

    Pieces de clavecin - ordre no. 6: La Commere

    Performer: Christophe Rousset.
    • Couperin: Pieces de Clavecin/Harpsichord Suites.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 13.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 6 in C major, D 589 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Schubert: 8 Symphonies: Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Gabriel Prokofiev

    no.1; March for a Spartakiade and No.2; Marching Song

    Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Clark Rundell.
    • 10166.
    • Chandos.
    • 3-4.

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