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Music in the Great War: Britain at War - Outbreak

For Radio 3's Music in the Great War season, Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show and introduces music from countries which were major participants in WWI.

As part of Radio 3's Music in the Great War season, Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical music Breakfast Show and introduces music from countries which were major participants in WW1.

On each day, Radio 3 focuses on a particular theme:

Monday: Britain at War: Outbreak
Tuesday: Britain at War: At the Front
Wednesday: Germany at War
Thursday: Britain at War: The Home Front
Friday: Austria-Hungary at War.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and fugue; Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bk.1 no.13 (BWV.858) F sharp maj

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • The Glenn Gould Edition: Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier 1.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Schone Mullerin - song-cycle D.795: no.7; Ungeduld

    Singer: Daniel Behle. Performer: Oliver Schnyder.
    • Daniel Behle: Lieder.
    • Phoenix Edition.
    • 3.
  • George Butterworth

    On the Idle Hill of Summer from Bredon Hill and Other Songs

    Singer: Robin Tritschler. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Songs of 1914.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Feuillet d'album arr Taffanei

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Performer: William Bennett. Performer: James Campbell. Performer: David Campbell. Performer: Rachel Gough. Performer: Robin Kennard. Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Robert Maskell. Music Arranger: Paul Taffanel.
    • Debussy/Saint-Saens: Complete Chamber Music for Woodwinds.
    • Cala.
    • 6.
  • Thomas Campion

    Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore [1st book of ayres, 1613]

    Singer: Michael Chance. Orchestra: Concordia.
    • Michael Chance and Nigel North - English Ayres by Thomas Campion.
    • Linn Records.
    • 25.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan i Lyudmila - Overture

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Overtures: Cleveland Orchestra/Maazel.
    • I.M.P..
    • 4.
  • Claude Debussy

    Petite suite orch Busser (Ballet)

    Music Arranger: Henri Büsser. Orchestra: Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Debussy; Ravel.
    • Naive.
    • 10.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Songs my mother taught me, Op 55 No 4

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Anna Polonsky. Music Arranger: Heinrich Grünfeld.
    • Alisa Weilerstein Dvorak.
    • DECCA.
    • 7.
  • Herman Finck

    I'll make a man of you - song [used in 'Oh, what a lovely war']

    Singer: Gwendoline Brogan. Orchestra: Palace Theatre Orchestra.
    • Oh What a Lovely War!.
    • Real World Records.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alceste (Overture)

    Orchestra: Early Opera Company. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-0788.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Enrique Granados

    Goyescas - 7 pieces for piano, no.7; El Pelele

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Granados: Goyescas: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3, 'The Rider' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Endellion Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Op.74.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 12.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Mass in D minor H.22.11 (Missa in angustiis (Nelson mass)): Dona nobis pacem

    Choir: The English Concert Choir. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Haydn: 'Nelson Messe'; Te Deum.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 11.
  • Gustav Holst

    Venus, the Bringer of Peace (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst The Planets - Vladimir Jurowski Conductor.
    • LPO.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo in B flat major for piano and orchestra, WoO 6

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Choral Fantasy, etc..
    • Warner Classics.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Rückert-Lieder)

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Love and Longing - Ravel; Dvorak; Mahler.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 17.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto for piano and orchestra no.19(K.459) in F major, 3rd mvt; Allegro assai

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart; English Chamber Orchestra/Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskerade Overture

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Nielsen: The Symphonies: San Francisco Symphony, Blomstedt.
    • Decca.
  • Christian Sinding

    Suite im alten Stil in A minor Op.10 vers. for vln and orchestra: Adagio

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • The Perlman Edition: Sibelius; Sinding; Korngold.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin, arr..wind quintet [after orch. version]: no.4; Rigaudon

    Ensemble: Wind Quintet of Staatskapelle Berlin.
    • Blaserquintett der Staatskapelle Berlin.
    • Castigo.
    • 14.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Oklahoma! - musical: Overture

    Orchestra: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • Rodgers and Hammerstein Overtures.
    • Philips Classics.
    • 1.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Die Schone Galatea (Galathee) - operetta in 1 act, Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Suppe: Overtures and Marches.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 1 in D major, Op 25, 'Classical' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Prokofiev: Symphonies nos. 5 & 1: Tilson Thomas.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 8.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo à la russe

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Stravinsky: The Firebird: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 13.

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