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Sunday - Elizabeth Alker

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Leonard Cohen


    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Didier Osindero. Performer: Alinka Rowe. Performer: Yong Jun Lee.
    • Inspiration.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Ave maris stella for chorus

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • A Rose Magnificat.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hebrides Overture

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Anonymous

    Pavane and Galliard

    Ensemble: Capella della Torre. Director: Katharina Bäuml.
    • NFI.
  • Herbert Howells

    I heard a voice from Heaven (Hymnus paradisi)

    Singer: Joan Rodgers. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Howells: Hymnus Paradisi etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Lucy Claire


    Performer: Lucy Claire.
    • NFI.
  • William Cornysh

    A Robyn, gentyl Robyn

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Rued Langgaard

    Music of the Spheres; Like sunbeams on a coffin & Like the twinkling of stars

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Town Hall, Brno (Sinfonietta)

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.
    • Dvorak: Legends, Op. 59 / Janacek: Sinfonietta.
    • BIS.
    • 15.
  • Florence Price

    Violin Concerto No. 2

    Performer: Er-Gene Kahng. Orchestra: Janáčkova filharmonie Ostrava. Conductor: Ryan Cockerham.
    • Albany.
  • Jonas Bonnetta


    Performer: Jonas Bonnetta.
    • Idea of North Recordings.
  • Richard Wagner

    Wesendonck Lieder: no. 5 Traume

    Music Arranger: Arthur Frackenpohl. Ensemble: Canadian Brass. Conductor: Arthur Frackenpohl.
    • Phillips.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no. 1 in G major, BWV 825: Sarabande

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • SONY.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Godere e tacere

    Ensemble: Musica Secreta.
    • Amon Ra records.
  • David Baker

    Jazz Suite for clarinet & symphony orchestra '3 Ethnic dances', no. 1; Jitterbug

    Performer: Alan Balter. Conductor: Akron Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alan Balter.
    • American Voices: The African-American Composers' Project.
    • Telarc.
    • 7.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Sinfonia in G minor

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • Venice by Night.
    • Avie.
    • 5-7.
  • Noël Coward

    There are bad times just round the corner

    Performer: Noël Coward. Performer: Norman Hackforth. Orchestra: Cafe de Paris Orchestra. Conductor: Sydney Simone.
    • EMI Records.


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