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Saturday - Tom McKinney

Tom McKinney presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the Best of British music Playlist, compiled from listener requests. Also, including your requests for works by neglected composers, amateur music-making groups and wake-up calls. Email with your music requests.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 1 Mar 2014 07:00

Music Played

  • Arwel Hughes

    ARWEL HUGHES: Ty di a roddaist

    Performer: The Band of the Welsh Guards. Performer: Dunvant Male Voice Choir.
    • BNA.
    • 5057.
  • Grace Williams

    Fantasia on Welsh nursery tunes

    Conductor: Sir Charles Groves. Performer: London S O..
    • LYRITA.
    • srcd-323.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Il Trovatore - opera in 4 parts

    Conductor: Richard Armstrong. Performer: Welsh National Opera Chorus. Performer: English National Opera Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CD EMS 2272.
  • William Mathias

    3 Improvisations Op.10 for harp

    Performer: Osian Ellis.
    • SCD 4038.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Symphony in D minor (1892-3)

    Conductor: Martyn Brabbins. Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
    • CDA 67985.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    24 Preludes Op.28 for piano

    Performer: Llŷr Williams.
    • QUARTZ.
    • QTZ-2040.
  • Alun Hoddinott

    Welsh dances - suite no. 2 Op.64

    Conductor: Arthur Davison. Performer: National Youth Orchestra of Wales.
    • Lyrita.
    • SRCD 334.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro torna - madrigal for 5 voices & bc [words: Petrarch]

    Performer: Jonathan COHEN. Performer: Arcangelo.
    • CDA-68019.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Saudades do Brasil - dance suite, arr. for orchestra [orig. for piano]

    Conductor: Darius Milhaud. Performer: Concert Arts Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDC 7-54604-2.
  • Robert Nathaniel Dett

    In the bottoms - characteristic suite for piano

    Performer: Clipper Erickson.
    • DTR-9807.
  • George Gershwin

    Porgy and Bess - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Paul Daniel. Performer: Swedish Radio S O.
    • 477-8091.
  • Arwel Hughes

    Dewi Sant - oratorio

    Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes. Performer: BBC Welsh S O.
    • CHANDOS.
    • chan-8890.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian dances [from 'Prince Igor'] for orchestra [& chorus ad lib]

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Performer: Kirov Orchestra. Performer: Kirov Theatre Chorus.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 442- 011 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Flavio, re di Longobardi - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Performer: Iestyn Davies. Performer: Early Opera Company Orchestra.
    • CHAN-0773(2).
  • Franz Liszt

    (Beethoven) Symphony no. 7 S.464`7, transc. for piano

    Performer: Giovanni Bellucci.
    • 2564 69196-7.
  • E.J. Moeran

    2 Pieces for small orchestra [1931-2]

    Conductor: JoAnn Falletta. Performer: Ulster Orchestra.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8.573034.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Serenata andaluza Op.28 for violin and piano

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Milana Chernyavska.
    • DECCA.
    • 478 5950.


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