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Wednesday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and suggestions for the annual musical advent calendar.

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and your suggestions for our annual musical Advent Calendar.

Back in August, amateur composers were invited to set a specially commissioned poem by Roger McGough called "Comes the Light". Listeners have been invited to vote for the overall winner and to vote for your favourite carol, go to Voting closes at 5pm on December 22nd.


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Dornröschen Tone-Pictures (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Humperdinck: Fairy-tale music: Bamberger Symphoniker/Rickenbacher.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 7.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 2 in F major, Op 38

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • J.S. Bach: Orchestral Music: Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Il Re pastore - dramma per musica in 2 acts (K.208), Overture

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • Mozart Overtures Sir Colin Davis Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 12.
  • Mátyás Seiber

    Dance suite

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Music Arranger: Steven Isserlis.
    • Cello World.
    • 17.
  • Julie Cane

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Sextet in C minor, Op 40 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Éric Le Sage. Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Christmas overture from "The forest of wild thyme" (Op.74)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Merry Christmas 1941

    Performer: Giorgio Koukl.
    • Martinu: Complete Piano Music - 7.
    • Naxos.
    • 12.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Snow, Op.26 no.1

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Elgar: The Spirit of England.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Symphonic Minutes Op.36 (Rondo)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Dohnanyi: Symphony no. 2: BBC Philharmonic/Bamert.
    • Chandos.
    • 1-5.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Cinderella Overture

    Orchestra: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • Rodgers and Hammerstein Overtures.
    • Philips.
    • 9.
  • Pietro Baldassare

    Sonata in F major for cornett, strings and continuo

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Ensemble: I Musici.
    • Baroque Trumpet Concertos: Hakan Hardenberger/I Musici.
    • Philips.
    • 27-29.
  • Geirr Tveitt

    A Hundred Folk-tunes from Hardanger - Suite No.1 Nos. 1-3

    Orchestra: Stavanger Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Ole Kristian Ruud.
    • Geirr Tveitt: A Hundred Folk-tunes from Hardange, Suites 1 & 2.
    • BIS.
    • 16-18.
  • Ludvig Irgens-Jensen


    Performer: Phyllis Spurr. Singer: Kathleen Ferrier.
    • Kathleen Ferrier vol.6.
    • Decca.
    • 19.
  • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

    Toccata arpeggiata

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • Anne Sofie Von Otter: Music for a While; Baroque Melodies.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 16.
  • Ann Burgess

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Helen Neeves. Performer: Christopher Bowen. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Specially recorded in 2015 for the Radio 3 Carol Competition..
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major for 4 violins, Op 3 No 1

    Ensemble: Brecon Baroque. Director: Rachel Podger.
    • L'estro Armonico.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in E flat Major, Op.23 no.6

    Performer: Freddy Kempf.
    • 7.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Polonaise, Op 28 No 2

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Svendsen: Symphonies nos1 & 2: DNRSO/Dausgaard.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.


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