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Music in the Great War: Britain at War - The Home 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.

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

  • Fritz Kreisler

    Liebesfreud' - old Viennese dance no. 1 for violin and piano

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
    • CDA 68040.
    • HYPERION.
    • 5.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Sonata no. 2 Op.151 (Eroica) for organ – 1st movement

    Performer: David Leigh.
    • BBC recording.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 94 in G major H.1.94 (Surprise) – 3rd movement; Menuett and trio

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • V 5176.
    • NAIVE.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 42 BWV.42 – Sinfonia

    Ensemble: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Ottavio Dantone.
    • 478-27.
    • DECCA.
    • 3.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz for piano (Op.70`1) in G flat major

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • 4437382.
    • LONDON.
    • 11.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Dance of the dolls for piano arr. from various ballets, no.1; Lyrical waltz orch. Batiashvili

    Orchestrator: Lisa Batiashvili. Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • 477 9299.
    • DG.
    • 6.
  • Edgar Bainton

    All night under the moon

    Singer: Robin Tritschler. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • No details.
    • No details.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.19 for piano and orchestra – 2nd movement Adagio

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kurt Sanderling.
    • 475 6757.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 5.
  • Leopold Godowsky

    Alt Wien

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHAN 10708.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 12.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Marche militaire francaise – from Suite algerienne Op.60

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHAN 5104.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    As steals the morn upon the night – from L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato

    Performer: Patrizia Kwella. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ECD 880752.
    • ERATO.
    • 16.
  • François Couperin

    Le Tic-Toc Choc ou Les Maillotins – from 18eme Ordre

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • 934137-2.
    • ERATP.
    • 13.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Along the Field – ‘Good-bye’ and ‘Fancy’s Knell’

    Performer: John Mark Ainsley. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • CDA 67169.
    • HYPERION.
    • 21 & 23.
  • George Enescu

    Roumanian Rhapsody No.1 - for violin and orchestra (arr. F. Waxman)

    Performer: Chloë Hanslip. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • 8.559302.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance no.9 in E minor

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • 4625892.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 9.
  • Gabriel Pierné

    Canzonetta Op.19 vers. for clarinet & piano

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • CHAN 10804.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 6.
  • Tommaso Traetta

    Overture to Armida

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • 479 2050.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 20.
  • Edward Elgar

    There is sweet music – from Four Choral Songs, Op.53

    Choir: Rodolfus Choir. Director: Ralph Allwood.
    • SIGCD-315.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 9.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Quartet No 2 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Borodin; Smetana - String Quartets.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Vagabond

    Performer: Simon Keenlyside. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • 88697 944242.
    • SONY.
    • 23.
  • Nicola Porpora

    La gioia ch'io sento (Mitridate)

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Director: Andrea Marcon.
    • Philippe Jaroussky - Porpora Arias.
    • Erato.
    • 6.
  • Frank Bridge

    Lament for strings

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
    • Orchestral Works, Vol.4.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Petite messe solennelle vers. with orchestra: Gloria; Cum Sancto Spiritu

    Choir: Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • The Magic of Satie.
    • Decca.
    • 11.

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