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Sunday - Elizabeth Alker

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Anton Bruckner

    Locus iste

    Choir: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • Renaissance: Music For Inner Peace.
    • Decca.
  • Aaron Copland

    Billy the Kid: Billy's Death & The Open Prairie Again

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • ARGO.
  • Dorothy Howell

    Piano Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Danny Driver. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • The Romantic Piano Concerto 70 - Beach, Chaminade & Howell.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Age of Gold suite - Introduction and Polka

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From my life' (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Tokyo String Quartet.
    • Dvorak/Smetana: Quartets: Tokyo String Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6: Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
    • 4.
  • Pink Floyd

    Grantchester Meadows

    Ensemble: Pink Floyd.
    • Cre/Ation 1967-1972.
    • 12.
  • Stephen Wilkinson


    Performer: Anna Markland. Singer: James Gilchrist.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Hommage to the Queen (Suite): Dance of the Insects

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Dani Howard


    Ensemble: Mainly Two.
    • 5.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Aria con variazioni in G major

    Performer: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • ARION.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale-Prelude 'Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele', BWV 654 orch Schoenberg

    Orchestra: Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edo de Waart.
    • Schoenberg - Orchestrations.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest, HWV 258

    Director: Jeannette Sorrell. Orchestra: Apollo’s Fire. Ensemble: Apollo's Singers. Singer: Scott Mello. Singer: Sandra Simon.
    • Handel: Dixit Dominus, Zadok the Priest, Ode for Queen Anne: Apollo's Fire, Sorr.
    • Avie.


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