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Thursday - 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 bbc.co.uk/radio3. Voting closes at 5pm on December 22nd.

Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Oboe Concerto in B flat major, RV465

    Performer: Heinz Holliger. Ensemble: I Musici.
    • PENTATONE.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Last Spring, Op 33 No 2

    Singer: Solveig Kringelborn. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Georges Bizet

    L' Arlesienne - suite no. 1, Minuetto

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Bizet: Carmen Suites/Ponchielli: Cance of the Hours - PO, Ormandy.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 12.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne Suite No 2 (Carillon)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Bizet: Carmen Suites/Ponchielli: Cance of the Hours - PO, Ormandy.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV659

    Performer: Sir David Willcocks.
    • EMI.
  • Trad.

    Away in a manger

    Music Arranger: Graham Fitkin. Performer: Ruth Wall.
    • The Three Harps of Christmas.
    • GFR.
    • 14.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Overture to La Clemenza di Tito

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • Mozart: Overtures: Sir Colin Davis.
    • RCA.
    • 14.
  • Michael Silk

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Peter Warlock

    Capriol Suite

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Polka in B flat major, Op 53a No 1, 'For Prague students'

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances etc.: RPO/Detroit SO/Dorati.
    • Decca.
    • 16.
  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Agnus Dei: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Die Weihe des Hauses, Op 124 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Beethoven: Incidental Music: Berliner Philharmoniker, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Amy Beach

    Valse Caprice Op 4

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • Guild.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Vedrò con mio diletto (Giustino)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Director: Christian Curnyn.
    • Nicola Benedetti: Italia.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Lars‐Erik Larsson

    Pastoral for small orchestra (from incidental music to 'Chastity')

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
    • Lars-Erik Larsson: Orchestral Works Vo.1.
    • CPO.
    • 12.
  • Alec McGregor

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Performer: Lynette Alcántara. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Thieving Magpie (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Rossini: 10 Overtures - Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Hieronymus Praetorius

    In dulci jubilo - trad. arr. for chorus

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • Christmas Carols and Motets.
    • Gimell.
    • 14.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    In dulci jubilo - chorale-prelude for organ (BuxWV.197)

    Performer: Julia Brown.
    • Buxtehude: Organ Music Vol. 2.
    • Naxos.
    • 10.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Traviata - opera in 3 acts: Act 3 no.16c; Addio del passato

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI. Conductor: Gabriele Santini.
    • Verdi, La Traviata.
    • NAXOS.
    • 012.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G major, BWV 1049

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Harmonia Mundi.

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