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Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

Elizabeth Alker presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, with another of J S Bach's preludes and fugues from Book 2 of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Also featuring more listener requests and the Breakfast Advent Calendar.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    December (The Seasons)

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Waltz Suite, Op. 110: In the Palace

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G major for 2 mandolins, RV 532

    Performer: Giovanni Scaramuzzino. Performer: Sonia Maurer. Orchestra: Europa Galante. Director: Fabio Biondi.
    • Vivaldi: Concert Per Mandolini: Europa Galante, Gabio Biondi.
    • Virgin Veritas.
  • Laura Cannell

    Even a moment

    Performer: Laura Cannell. Performer: Rhodri Davies.
    • Feathered Swing of the Raven.
    • Brawl Records.
    • 4.
  • Brian Eno

    Slow Water

    Performer: Brian Eno. Performer: Robert Fripp.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Flute Quartet in D major, K 285

    Performer: William Bennett. Ensemble: Grumiaux Trio.
    • Mozart - Flute Quartets.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    Bavarian Dance No 1

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Conductor: Norman Del Mar.
    • Elgar: Favourites: Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Del Mar/Hurst.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Tatiana Nicolayeva.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Well-Tempered Clavier: No. 2: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 871

    Performer: Kenneth Gilbert.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 23.
  • Émile Waldteufel

    Les Patineurs, Op 183

    Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Arturo Toscanini.
    • An der Schonen, Blauen Donau/ Blue Danube Waltz.
    • GD.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák


    Ensemble: Panochovo kvarteto.
    • Supraphon.
  • Traditional

    Hopsa pacholatko - Hajej, nynej

    Music Arranger: Josef Krcek. Singer: Jarmila Mihalikova. Choir: Iuventus Paedgaogica Female Chorus. Orchestra: Musica Bohemica. Conductor: Jaroslav Krček.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Performer: Hélène Grimaud.
  • John Adams

    On The Dominant Divide (Grand Pianola Music movement III)

    Performer: Alan Feinberg.
    • EMI.


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