Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Saturday - Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly 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 8 Mar 2014 07:00

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in E flat major, Wq 183 No 2

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • CPE Bach: Symphonies, Cello Concertos, etc: Bylsma/OAE/Leonhardt.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 4.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Menuet [from 'Sonatine']

    Music Arranger: David Rees-Williams. Ensemble: David Rees-Williams Trio.
    • David Rees-Williams Trio: Hidden Colours.
    • BBC.
    • 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The springtime of the year (Five English Folk Songs)

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Director: John Rutter.
    • The Lark in the Clear Air.
    • Collegium.
    • 6.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No 1, 'Midsummer Vigil'

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sibelius: Finlandia; Valse Triste; Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar; Salonen.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Cello Sonata, Op 19 (Andante)

    Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Symphony No 3 in G minor, Op 36 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • Louise Farrenc: Symphonies 1 and 3.
    • cpo.
    • 7.
  • Alexander Kopylov


    Performer: Vertavo Quartet.
    • PSC 1178.
    • SIMAX.
    • 10.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Cello Concerto No 3 in A major, Wq 172 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy. Director: Bernard Labadie.
    • CPE Bach: Cello Concertos - Truls Mork.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 3.
  • Amy Beach

    Three Songs, Op. 21: No. 1 Chanson d'amour

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Performer: Charles Medlam.
    • BIS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Capriccio Italien

    Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin. Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra.
    • Russian Capriccios: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra/Kiril Kondrashin.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Dilys Elwyn-Edwards

    The cloths of heaven

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Bryn Terfel: Silent Noon - English Songs.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the town - stage musical, Times square

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Copland/Bernstein: Billy the Kid etc.: Slatkin/de Waart.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concert rondo for piano and orchestra (K.386) in A major

    Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Petra Müllejans.
    • Mozart: Piano Concertos: Bezuidenhout, FBO.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Henry Purcell

    If music be the food of love

    Performer: Iestyn Davies. Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • WHLIVE 0065.
    • 8.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: LSO & Chorus/Davis.
    • LSO Live.
    • 3.


Carol Competition 2019

Carol Competition 2019

Here's everything you need to know about our competition for amateur composers.

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

How many of these rousing music questions can you answer?

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.