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Northern Lights

As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, Petroc Trelawny presents Breakfast live from the city of Tromso in northern Norway, featuring Norwegian music, listener's requests and your suggestions for our annual Breakfast Advent Calendar.


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance No 1, Op 35

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ole Kristian Ruud.
    • Grieg: The Orchestral Music: Bergen PO, Ruud.
    • Bis.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber

    Stille natt

    Music Arranger: Bjorn Andor Drage. Choir: Vokal Nord. Choir: Tromso Carmelite Nuns.
    • Advenio.
    • 20.
  • Klaus Egge

    Valse Dolce, Op 1 No 1

    Performer: Torleif Torgersen.
    • Klaus Egge: Piano Music.
    • SIMAX.
    • 8.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Mascarade - suite [1922]; Arietta

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • Johan Halvorsen: Suite ancienne * Mascarade.
    • NCB.
    • 16.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for orchestra no. 1 (BWV.1066) in C major, Overture

    Performer: Ketil Haugsand. Orchestra: Norwegian Baroque Orchestra.
    • Bach Orchestral Suites and Harpsichord Concerto.
    • LINN.
    • 12.
  • Ole Olsen

    Trombone Concerto in F Major, Op. 48; 3rd (final) movement

    Performer: Christian Lindberg. Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • Ole Olsen: Orchestral Works.
    • BIS.
    • 4.
  • Anonymous

    Kling No Klokka

    Choir: Arctic Voices. Conductor: Guttorm Lindquist. Music Arranger: Olav Orheim.
    • BBC recording.
  • Agathe Backer-Grøndahl

    Three Pieces for piano, Op.15; No.3 Au bal in D flat major

    Performer: Geir Henning Braaten.
    • Piano music by Agathe Backer Grøndahl.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Christian Sinding

    Symphony no. 1 in D minor Op.21; 3rd movement Vivace

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • Christian Sinding: Symphonies 1 & 2.
    • 3.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trumpet Concerto (H.7e.1) in E flat major; 3rd movement

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • Tine Thing Helseth.
    • SIMAX.
    • 3.
  • Geirr Tveitt

    Dan Långje, Långje Vettranåtæ (The Long Long Winter Night)

    Performer: Håvard Gimse.
    • Geirr Tveitt: Piano Works, Vol. 1.
    • 37.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Festpolonese, Op 12

    Orchestra: Trondheim Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Ole Kristian Ruud.
    • Svendsen: Karneval i Paris / Zorahayda / Romeo og Julie.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 5.
  • Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen

    6 Old Village Songs from Lom, Op. 2: Nos 1, 4, 5 & 6

    Ensemble: Members of NOSO (Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra).
    • Live performance.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan lake – suite; Scene (Allegro agitato)

    Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5.
    • BIS.
    • 10.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces, Book 8)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • Johan Halvorsen

    Scenes from Norwegian Fairy Tales, Op 37 (Nos 2-4)

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • Norwegian Classical Favourites 2.
    • Naxos.
    • 15-17.
  • Trygve Hoff

    Nordnorsk Julesalme (North Norwegian Christmas Psalm)

    Ensemble: Members of the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Live performance.
  • Eivind Groven

    Hjalarljod - overture Op.38

    Orchestra: Stavanger Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Eivind Aadland.
    • Norwegian Rhapsody.
    • BIS.
    • 12.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Andante from Piano concerto no.21 in C major, K.467

    Performer: Christian Ihle Hadland. Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Arvid Engegård.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos nos.21 & 22.
    • SIMAX.
    • 2.
  • Herbert L. Clarke

    The Debutante

    Performer: Ole Edvard Antonsen. Performer: Kongelige norske marines musikkorps. Conductor: Ingar Bergby.
    • The Golden Age of the Cornet.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Harald Sæverud

    Waltz Carissimo

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
    • Saeverud, complete piano works vol.3.
    • NAXOS.
    • 16.
  • Trad.

    Joiking the wind

    Singer: Berit Alette Mienna.
    • BBC recording.


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