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Thursday - Clemency Burton-Hill

Clemency Burton-Hill presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the Best of British music Playlist, compiled from listener requests. Also, including requests for your favourite works and pieces that you would like to hear.
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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Sinfonia in G minor

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • Venice by Night.
    • Avie.
    • 5-7.
  • Anonymous

    Chacona ytaliana

    Ensemble: Piffaro, The Renaissance Band.
    • Spanish Renaissance Wind Music: Piffaro - the Renaissance Band.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 4.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Gondoliers (Overture)

    Orchestra: D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra. Conductor: John Pryce-Jones.
    • Gilbert and Sullivan Overtures: Various performers.
    • TER.
    • 9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Kommt, ihr Töchter (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Choir: London Oratory Junior Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • J.S.Bach: St. Matthew Passion: John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv.
    • 1.
  • Eric Coates

    The Dam busters - march

    Performer: Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Director: Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs.
    • Reach for the skies.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Noël Coward

    London Pride

    Performer: Noël Coward. Orchestra: Unknown. Conductor: Carroll Gibbons.
    • I'll see you again.
    • ASV.
    • 19.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cyprise for string quartet (B.152) - no.9, O duse draha jedinka

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 op. 96 "American": Hagen Quartett.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 10.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Czech Suite, Op 39 (Furiant)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Joseph Swensen.
    • Linn.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sun Dance (The Wand of Youth Suite No 1)

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Elgar: Wand of Youth Suites No.1 & 2: New Zealand SO/Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Impromptu No 3 in A flat major, Op 34

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Faure - The Complete Music for Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    I rage, I melt. I burn; O ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea)

    Singer: John Tomlinson. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: David Parry.
    • John Tomlinson - Great Operatic Arias.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto - Finale

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Brahms/Stravinsky: Violin Concertos: Hilary Hahn.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.
  • Howard Hanson

    Symphony No.2 in D flat major, Op.30 'Romantic' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • Howard Hanson.
    • Delos.
    • 7.
  • Franz Liszt

    (Rossini) Soirees musicales (S.424) transc. for piano, no.9; La Danza

    Performer: François‐René Duchâble.
    • 096359 2.
    • Virgin.
    • 2.
  • Jules Massenet

    Don Cesar de Bazan - opera comique: Sevillana

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Massenet: Fantaisie etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Pixinguinha


    Performer: Carioca Freitas. Performer: Viktoria Mullova.
    • Onyx.
  • Cole Porter

    Kiss me Kate: So in Love

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: David Charles Abell.
    • Something's Gotta Give.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Rachmaninov

    Prelude Op 32 no 11 in B major

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in F minor, K 481

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 9.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Études-tableaux, Op 39 (No 8 in D minor)

    Performer: Freddy Kempf.
    • Freddy Kempf plays Rachmaninov.
    • Bis.
    • 11.
  • Richard Strauss

    Festmarsch (Op.1) in E flat major

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Richard Strauss Vol. 10: Early Orchestral Works II.
    • Koch Schwann.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    My bonny lad arr. Whittaker for voice and piano

    Performer: Phyllis Spurr. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
    • Ferrier: Songs of the British Isles.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Commedia (The Lady and the Fool)

    Music Arranger: Charles Mackerras. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Romantic Ballets.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 12.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Silvana - Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Weber: Overtures: The Philharmonia, Neeme Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 004.
  • Aleksander Zarzycki

    Mazurka in G major Op.26

    Performer: Евгений Угорский. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michał Dworzyński.
    • The Romantic Violin Concerto.
    • 9.


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