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Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

Elizabeth Alker presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in E major BWV1042 - 1st movement

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen. Orchestra: Arcangelo.
    • Hyperion.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Butterfly and Little Bird from Opus 43

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
  • William Byrd

    Mass for 5 Voices - Sanctus Benedictus

    Conductor: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
    • Decca.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Poeme Elegiaque in D minor Opus 12

    Performer: Philippe Graffin. Performer: Pascal Devoyon.
    • Hyperion.
  • Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

    In A Sentimental Mood

    • IMPULSE.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.31 in D Major K.297 ("Paris")

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Jane Glover.
    • ASV.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides Overture, Op 26

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • BIS.
  • Steve Reich

    Electric Counterpoint - III. Fast

    Performer: Jonny Greenwood.
    • ELEKTRA NONESUCH.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Soupir (3 Poems of Stephane Mallarme)

    Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Ensemble: Unnamed ensemble.
    • ELEKTRA NONESUCH.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Variations in F Minor

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Symphony No.1 - 1st Movement.

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • UNICORN KANCHANA.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance Op 46 No 1 in C Major

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque.
    • Philips.
    • 4262642.
    • 1.
  • Henry Bishop

    Lo! Here the Gentle Lark

    Singer: Susan Gritton. Conductor: Philip Pickett. Ensemble: Musicians of The Globe.
    • Decca.

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