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Music in the Great War: Germany at War

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.

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 Bach Before Seven.

Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk with your music requests.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    The Wand of youth - suite no. 1 (Op.1a), Overture

    Conductor: Adrian Boult. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Elgar: The Wand of Youth etc.: LPO/Boult.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Morceaux de salon for piano (Op.10), no.7; Mazurka in D flat major

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Rachmaninov Rarities: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Schaue nicht (Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden, BWV.1083)

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Singer: Daniel Taylor. Ensemble: Theatre of Early Music. Director: Daniel Taylor.
    • Vivaldi; Pergolesi; Bach.
    • BIS.
    • 26.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Lullaby for Lucy

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Max Bruch

    Quintet in A minor for strings [1918]: 4th movement; Allegro

    Performer: Vadim Gluzman. Performer: Jānis Šteinbergs. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Performer: Ilze Kļava. Performer: Reinis Birznieks.
    • Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 etc..
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in A flat major, Op 46 No 3

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Václav Neumann.
    • Dvorak: 16 Slavonic Dances: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Neumann.
    • Apex.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in F major, HWV 348, 'Water Music'

    Performer: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Handel: Fireworks Music; Water Music Suite.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • George Gershwin

    Variations on 'I got rhythm'

    Performer: Lincoln Mayorga. Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • Gershwin by Grofe: Harmonie Ensemble, New York.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 4 in G major Op.58 for piano and orchestra: 3rd movement; Rondo

    Performer: Richard Goode. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Beethoven - The Complete Piano Concertos.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 6.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Marche Militaire, arr. Col. Trevor Sharpe

    Ensemble: The Royal Artillery Band. Director: Captain T.S. Davies.
    • 'Marches of Europe'.
    • Bandleader.
    • 5.
  • Edward Gregson

    Tuba Concerto (1st mvt)

    Performer: James Gourlay. Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • British Tuba Concertos.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Insanae et vanae curae (Der Sturm) for chorus and orchestra..

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Haydn: Heiligmesse; Missa in Tempore Belli, etc..
    • Philips.
    • 23.
  • Rudolf Herzer

    Hoch Heidecksburg

    Ensemble: Heeresmusikkorps 6, Hamburg. Conductor: Johannes Schade.
    • Gloria.
    • Telefunken.
    • 3.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Phaëton (Act 1: Chaconne)

    Ensemble: Café Zimmermann.
    • Les Grandes Eaux Musicalles de Versailles.
    • Alpha.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Scherzo in G minor

    Conductor: Charles Munch. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    • Charles Munch conducts Romantic Masterworks.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Conductor: Michael Collins. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart/Copland/Kats-Chernin: Clarinet Concertos.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Saul og David (Act 2: Prelude)

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Carl Nielsen: Orchestral music: Danish National Symphony Orch/Dausgaard.
    • Dacapo.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in G flat major, D 899 No 3

    Performer: Elisabeth Leonskaja.
    • Schubert: Impromptus: Elisabeth Leonskaja.
    • Teldec.
    • 3.
  • Rudi Stephan

    Ich will dir singen: no.1; Kythere

    Singer: Robin Tritschler. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Songs of 1914.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 13.
  • Rudi Stephan

    Glück zu Zweien (Ich will dir singen ein Hohenlied)

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Robin Tritschler.
    • Songs of 1914.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 13.
  • Richard Strauss

    Meinem Kinde, Op 37 No 3

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Strauss: Orchestral Songs.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Feu D'artifice

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Stravinksy: The Firebird: Chicago SO, Pierre Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.

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