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Wednesday - Clemency Burton-Hill

Clemency Burton-Hill presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the Best of British Music Playlist, listener requests, works by neglected composers and wake-up calls.

Clemency Burton-Hill 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 wake-up calls.

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

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Malcolm Arnold

    Strathspey (Four Scottish Dances, Op 59)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Irving.
    • Arnold: Homage to the Queen etc, PO / Irving.
    • EMI.
    • 39.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Caprice basque for violin and piano (Op.24)

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Paganini/Saraste/Kreisler/Wieniawski: Vengerov/Golan.
    • Teldec.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise - song-cycle D.911: no.24; Der Leiermann

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Schubert: Winterreise.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 24.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B flat major for 2 violins, RV 526

    Performer: Adrian Chandler. Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • Vivaldi: Gods, Emperors and Angels.
    • Avie.
    • 13-15.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor BWV 526: Allegro

    Performer: Helmut Walcha.
    • Bach: The Organ Works.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo Op. 117 No. 1 in E flat

    Performer: Stephen Kovacevich.
    • Brahms: The Late Piano Music: Stephen Kovacevich.
    • Philips.
    • 8.
  • Horacio Salinas

    Danza No. 1: Preludio

    Performer: John Williams. Performer: Caroline Dale.
    • Concerto - John Williams, guitar.
    • John Williams.
    • 1.
  • William Walton

    Then sing aloud to God (Belshazzar's Feast)

    Singer: Thomas Hampson. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Choir: Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • Simon Rattle on EMI Classics.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Matinées musicales, Op 24 (Waltz)

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque: National Philharmonic Orch/Bonynge.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Robert Schumann

    5 Stucke im Volkston Op.102 for cello (or violin) and piano: Mit humor; Langsam

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Schumann; Debussy.
    • Decca.
    • 4-5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass (BWV.232) in B minor, Pt.1; Kyrie eleison [chorus] (b)

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort and Players. Director: John Butt.
    • J. S. Bach, Mass in B minor: Dunedin Consort and Players.
    • Linn.
    • 3.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Fruhlingsstimmen [Voices of spring] - waltz Op.410

    Conductor: Willi Boskovsky. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • STRAUSS: Watzes, Polkas and Marches.
    • DECCA.
    • 3.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen - opera Z.629: [Act 5] no.40ab; O let me weep (The plaint)

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Sarah Sexton. Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Performer: Anne-Marie Lasla. Performer: Laurence Cummings.
    • Purcell: Victorious Love.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No 1, Op 138

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: Overturen - Weiner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 2.
  • Jeremiah Clarke

    Trumpet Voluntary, 'The Prince of Denmark's March'

    Performer: Wynton Marsalis. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Sony.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique (2nd mvt, The Ball)

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • William Walton

    Crown imperial - coronation march, arr. Murrill for organ

    Performer: Kevin Bowyer.
    • For Weddings.
    • Nimbus Records.
    • 19.
  • Frank Loesser

    Guys and dolls - musical: If I were a bell

    Conductor: Irving Actman. Orchestra: Original Broadway Cast Orchestra. Singer: Isabel Bigley.
    • Guys and Dolls; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
    • Living Era.
    • 7.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Agnus Dei (Requiem, Op 48)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Faure: Requiem, Bach: Partita, Chorales & Ciaconna.
    • LSO Live.
    • 14.
  • Franz Schubert

    D.810 Quartet for strings (D.810) in D minor "Death and the maiden" Scherzo

    Ensemble: Vermeer Quartet.
    • Schubert STring QUartet no 14 Vermeer Quartet.
    • Teldec.
    • 3.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.43: 1st movement; Allegretto - poco allegro - tranquillo...

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
    • Sibelius: Complete Symphonies/Three Late Fragments.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song without Words in A flat major, Op 53 No 1

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Mendelssohn: Lieder Ohne Worte: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 19.

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