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Live at Southbank Centre: Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's breakfast show live from London's Southbank Centre, with the Best of British Music Playlist, compiled from listener requests.

Live at Southbank Centre: Petroc Trelawny 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.
Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Country gardens vers. for orchestra

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • Grainger: Orchestral Works 2, Vol.6: BBC Philharmonic/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • George Gershwin

    Three Preludes

    Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Gershwin : The 1920's & the 1930's: Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Welcome as the dawn of day (Solomon)

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: The English Concert. Singer: Rosemary Joshua. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Handel Duets: The English Concert.
    • Chaconne.
    • 3.
  • Leopold Godowsky


    Performer: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHAN 10708.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in G minor (after BWV 1056)

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • J.S. Bach: Violin and Oboe Concertos.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 1-3.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture

    Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra.
    • Russian Overtures: Russian National Orchestra/Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Introduction and polonaise for cello and piano (Op.3) in C major

    Performer: János Starker. Performer: György Sebök.
    • Janos Starker: Cello Recital.
    • Mercury.
    • 7.
  • Amy Beach

    Elle et moi

    Performer: Emma Kirkby. Performer: James Lisney.
    • CD-1245.
    • BIS.
    • 21.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183 - Finale: Allegro

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • CD93211.
    • Hannsler Classic.
    • 7.
  • Flor Peeters

    Toccata (from Op.28)

    Performer: D’Arcy Trinkwon.
    • CDA67825.
    • 19.
  • Michael Head

    Sweet chance, that led my steps abroad

    Performer: Ailish Tynan. Performer: Christopher Glynn.
    • CDA67899.
    • 3.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance in G major for violin and orchestra, Op 40

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Romances: Gil Shaham/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Gavotte (Premiere Livre de Pieces de Clavecin)

    Performer: Jill Crossland.
    • SIGCD278.
    • 8.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 6 'Pathetique', iii) Allegro molto vivace

    Conductor: Semyon Bychkov. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Suite for 2 pianos no. 2 (Op.17), Tarantella

    Performer: Peter Donohoe. Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • Rachmaninov: Music for Two Pianos.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.557062.
    • 7.
  • Henry Purcell

    A prince of glorious race (Who can from joy refrain?)

    Singer: Raquel Andueza. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Music For a While.
    • Erato.
    • 6.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Béatrice et Bénédict (Overture)

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • Berlioz: OVertures: Staatskapelle Dresden/Davis.
    • RCA.
    • 5.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme - opera in 4 acts: Act 1; Mi chiamano Mimi [Mimi]

    Singer: Magda Olivero. Conductor: Ugo Tansini. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica dell’IEAR.
    • Portraits: Tansini; Basile; Simonetto; Ghione.
    • Warner Fonit.
    • 8.
  • Manuel Ponce


    Music Arranger: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: John Lenehan.
    • Tchaikovskiana: Tasmin Little/John Lenehan.
    • CFP.
    • 13.
  • Frederick Delius

    On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)

    Conductor: John Barbirolli. Orchestra: Hallé.
    • Vaughan Williams/Elgar/Butterworth/Delius: Greensleeves.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Eugène Gigout

    Grand choeur dialogue for organ

    Performer: Christopher Herrick.
    • Organ Fireworks XI.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Te Deum in C major, H XXIIIc 2

    Choir: Namur Chamber Choir. Ensemble: La Petite Bande. Director: Sigiswald Kuijken.
    • J. Haydn: Harmoniemesse; Te Deum.
    • DHM.
    • 12.


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