Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Wednesday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.


Including, at 8.55 am as part of Radio 3's season Breaking Free: Martin Luther's Revolution -
Reformation Bytes
3/5: A Catholic Composer's View on Luther's Influence.
The Catholic composer Stephen Hough muses on the influence of Protestant individualism on the composer or soloist seeking their personal voice.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Trad.

    The Carnival of Venice - Variations for Brass Quintet

    Music Arranger: Elgar Howarth. Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Philip Jones Brass Ensemble: The Lighter Side.
    • Decca.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Oboe Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: New Seasons Ensemble.
    • In Venice: Albrecht Mayer.
    • Decca.
    • 8-10.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in E major, D 353 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Allegri String Quartet.
    • Schubert: String quartets D887 & D.353.
    • DECCA.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

    Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni. Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • SONY.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Polka mélancolique; Galop (Suite for Viola and Orchestra)

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in A minor, Op 25 No 4

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Chopin: Etudes Op.25, Piano Sonata no.2, Berceuse: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Orientale from 5 Novelettes, Op 15 No 2

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • Les Vendredis.
    • Simax.
    • 12.
  • Thomas Weelkes

    O care thou wilt dispatch mee

    Music Arranger: Mark Kroll. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • Canadian Brass: English Renaissance Music.
    • CBS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    I know that my Redeemer liveth; Since by man came death (Messiah)

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Handel - Messiah.
    • Coro.
    • 22-23.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Lezghinka (Gayaneh)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • ONYX.
    • 9.
  • Robert Schumann

    Variations on the name Abegg, Op 1

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zapateado, Op 23 No 2

    Music Arranger: Paul Cassidy. Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Max Richter

    Spring (Recomposed)

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi. Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. Conductor: André de Ridder.
    • Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1-4.
  • François Francœur

    Symphonies pour le Festin Royal du Comte d'Artois (Suite No 1: Overture)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Stradivaria. Director: Daniel Cuiller.
    • Francois Francoeur/Jean-Philippe Rameau: Suites de Simphoines: Daniel Cuiller.
    • Cypres.
    • 22.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    2 German Sacred Songs, K.343

    Singer: Ruth Ziesak. Singer: Lothar Odinius. Performer: Ulrich Eisenlohr.
    • NAXOS.
  • Frank Bridge

    Valse intermezzo

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Bridge: Orchestral works vol.5: BBC NOW/Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 14.
  • Alessandro Striggio

    Ecce beatam Lucem

    Choir: I Fagiolini. Conductor: Robert Hollingworth.
    • DECCA.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Yellow Hammers (Colour Suite)

    Performer: Leigh Kaplan.
    • Cambria.
  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

    Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra

    Singer: Eileen Hulse. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in B minor, Kk.87

    Music Arranger: Jacques Loussier. Ensemble: Jacques Loussier Trio.
    • Baroque Favourites: Jacques Loussier Trio.
    • Telarc.
    • 6.


Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.