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Peter Day

BBC business correspondent Peter Day presents his favourite classical and folk music, including Dvorak, Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Jake Thackray, Shostakovich, Mozart and Mahler.

Saturday Classics this week is presented by one of the BBC's great broadcasters. Peter Day has presented business programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service for many years. Yet, he has an abiding passion for music, which has underpinned his life since childhood. Today, for Radio 3, Peter Day puts aside matters of finance and business to present two hours of his favourite classical and folk music. His highly personal selection embraces the musical worlds of Dvorak, Scarlatti, Monteverdi, Jake Thackray, Shostakovich, Mozart and Mahler.

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Sat 7 Jun 2014 14:00

Music Played

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata In G minor K8

    Performer: Eteri Andjaparidze.
    • Naxos 8.553061.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Joseph Haydn

    piano sonata

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN10763.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 16.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Dumky Trio 3rd movement

    Performer: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Warner : 2564614922.
    • Warner.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Beethoven Q 130 Finale Allegro

    Performer: Belcea Quartet.
    • ZIGZAG : ZZ1321.
    • ZIGZAG.
    • 10.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Quartet 8 fifth movement Largo

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Virgin Classics : 7243 5 616 2 5.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • John Sheppard

    Gloria (Cantate Mass)

    Performer: The Clerkes of Oxenford. Director: David Wulstan.
    • Calliope : CAL 1621.
    • Calliope.
  • Trad

    Oh Sally, my dear

    Performer: Clive Carey.
    • Columbia : DB335.
    • Columbia.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Zefiro Torna

    Singer: Hugues Cuénod. Performer: Nadia Boulanger Ensemble.
    • EMI : C051-43429.
    • EMI.
  • David Cain

    Opening and Bilbo's Theme

    Performer: Early Music Consort of London.
    • BBC : ZBBC1925.
    • BBC.
    • 1.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Farewell to Stromness

    Performer: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Naxos : 8.572408.
    • Naxos.
    • 20.
  • Trad

    Barbara Allen

    Singer: Alfred Deller.
    • Vanguard Classics : 08 9086 72.
    • Vanguard Classics.
    • 1.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Hyperion : CDA664410.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5/6.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Kindertotenlieder

    Performer: Kathleen Ferrier.
    • Naxos : 8.110876.
    • Naxos.
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer

    Passacaglia (Urania)

    Performer: Rafael Puyana.
    • MERCURY : MG50411.
    • MERCURY.
    • 5.
  • Trad

    A Pint of Plain

    Performer: Gerry Smyth.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite Opus 40 Prelude

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG : 4230602.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet quintet

    Performer: The Oculus Ensemble.
    • Champs Hill : CHRCD076.
    • Champs Hill.
  • Trad

    Gunnerside

    Performer: Muker Silver Band.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    In the Village, Larghetto

    Performer: Romee Tilanus.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Bone Jesu

    Singer: Elisabeth Priday. Singer: Bronwen Mills. Performer: Timothy Day. Performer: Adam Skeaping.
    • Wealden Prestige : W191.
    • Wealden Prestige.
    • 1.
  • Jake Thackray

    Go Little Swale

    Performer: Jake Thackray.
    • EMI Gold : 7243 5 82651 2 5.
    • EMI Gold.
    • 3.
  • Trad

    So ro, godt barn

    Performer: Trio Mediæval. Music Arranger: Tone Krohn.
    • ECM : 2003.
    • ECM.
    • 2.

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