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Music in the Great War: Britain at War - At the Front

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 focusses on a particularly 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

  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Adams: Harmonielehre - Short Ride in a Fast Machine.
    • SFS Media.
    • 4.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 101 in D major H.1.101 (Clock): 2nd movement; Andante

    Orchestra: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Haydn - Symphonies 101 and 103.
    • Nimbus Records.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 50, 'Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft'

    Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Orchestra of The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Bach Cantatas 50, 34, 147.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 1.
  • Ronald Binge

    Elizabethan serenade for orchestra

    Orchestra: Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ernest Tomlinson.
    • British Light Music - Ronald Binge.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 1.
  • Ivor Gurney

    'Adagio' from String Quartett in D minor

    Ensemble: Bridge Quartet.
    • EM Records.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Orchestra: English Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William Boughton.
    • The Spirit of England.
    • Nimbus Records.
    • 4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 167 - 1st movement, Allegretto

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • The Lyrical Clarinet.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije - suite for orch .... (Op.60), The Burial of Kije

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije / Alexander Nevsky: Abbado/Chicago SO.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pour le piano, Sarabande

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 20.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Quartet no. 12 in F major Op.96 (American) for strings: 4th movement; Finale

    Ensemble: Smetana Quartet.
    • Dvorak: Streichquartette Nr. 12 and 14.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade for piano

    Performer: David Owen Norris.
    • David Owen Norris plays Elgar Vol 1.
    • Elgar Editions.
    • 18.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no. 35 (K.385) in D major "Haffner", 3rd movement; Menuetto and trio

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Allegro moderato from Quartet no.1 in F major for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon

    Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin. Music Arranger: Berr, Friedrich.
    • Rossini: 6 Quartets for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon.
    • SONY.
    • 1.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for violin in C major [Overture from 'Der geduldige Sokrates']

    Performer: Julia Schröder. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel.
    • Telemann: Opera Arias: Nuria Rial.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 9-11.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Symphony No 1 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Ensemble: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
    • Gounod/Bizet: Symphony no.1/L'Arlesienne: St Paul Chamber Orch/Hogwood.
    • Decca.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Sleeping Beauty - Finale (Mazurka)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker: LSO, Previn.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 13.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Aladdin - incidental music (Op.34), Act 3; Oriental festival march

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Nielsen: Gothenburg SO, Chung.
    • Bis.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • Schubert Octet.
    • Deux-Elles.
    • 3.
  • Marcel Tournier

    La lettre du jardinière

    Performer: Alison Nicholls. Singer: James Gilchrist.
    • Romantic Residues - Songs by Alec Roth, Benjamin Britten and others.
    • Hyperion.
    • 27.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor, RV 157

    Ensemble: Harmonie Universelle.
    • Vivaldi: La Porta delle Muse: Harmonie Universelle.
    • Accent.

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