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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

  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Cenerentola (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Rossini: Overtures: Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No 9 in A major, Op 47, 'Kreutzer' (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas: Gidon Kremer/Martha Argerich.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Nocturne in D flat major for piano left hand, Op 9 No 2

    Performer: Stephen Coombs.
    • Alexander Scriabin: The Early Scriabin: Stephen Coombs.
    • Helios.
    • 18.
  • Eric Coates

    Calling All Workers

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Reginald Kilbey.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Hotel

    Performer: John Wustman. Singer: Régine Crespin.
  • Edward Elgar

    Rosemary (That's for remembrance) arr for chamber orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Elgar: The Longed-for Light, Elgar's Music in Wartime.
    • Somm.
  • Amy Beach

    Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Ambache Chamber Ensemble.
    • CHANDOS.
  • William Byrd

    Rorate coeli for 5 voices

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Puer Natus Est, Tudor Music For Advent and Christmas: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 26 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
    • Tchaikovsky/Bruch Violin Concertos: Nicola Benedetti.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 5.
  • Richard Strauss

    Die heiligen drei Konige, Op. 56 no. 6

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Christine Brewer.
  • Peter Cornelius

    Three Kings from Persian lands afar

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Director: Stephen Cleobury.
  • John Lennon

    Martha My Dear

    Composer: Paul McCartney. Performer: Brad Mehldau. Music Arranger: Brad Mehldau.
    • Day is Done.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 003.
  • George Butterworth

    English Idyll No 1

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle: English Rhapsody.
    • Halle.
    • 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170 (Vergnugte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust)

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Orchestra: Freiberg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Erato.
  • Franz Waxman

    Carmen Fantasy

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Warner.
  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony.
    • Adams: Harmonielehre etc: San Francisco Symphony/Tilson Thomas.
    • SFS.
    • 4.

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