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Sunday - Elizabeth Alker

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ambroise Thomas

    Mignon (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Kaleidoscope: An Orchestral Extravaganza: Mackerras, LSO.
    • Mercury.
    • 7.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sonata for violin and cello: IV. Vif

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Performer: Lynn Harrell.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Festina lente

    Orchestra: MDR Sinfonieorchester. Conductor: Kristjan Järvi.
    • NAIVE.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Vasilissa ergo gaude

    Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble. Conductor: Paul Van Nevel.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    La Folia (Madness)

    Performer: Cynthia Roberts. Performer: Julie Andrijeski. Music Arranger: Jeannette Sorrell. Ensemble: Apollo’s Fire. Orchestra: Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell.
    • AVIE.
  • Robert Schumann

    Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 no. 2

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Béla Bartók

    Divertimento for Strings (1st mvt)

    Conductor: Seiji Ozawa. Orchestra: Saito Kinen Orchestra.
    • Dvorak, Bartok, Wolf: Saito Kinen, Ozawa.
    • Philips.
    • 7.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Rakut (Five Hebrew Love Songs)

    Choir: Eric Whitacre Singers. Choir: Laudibus. Ensemble: Pavao Quartet. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
    • Eric Whitacre, Light & Gold.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Guitar Concerto - 3rd mvt Con brio

    Performer: Julian Bream. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • RCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, op. 86 (BWV 537)

    Orchestrator: Edward Elgar. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Daniel Kidane

    Tourbillon

    Performer: Michala Petri. Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • UK/DK.
    • OUR RECORDINGS.
    • 4.
  • Michael Tippett

    String Quartet no. 5: II. Slow

    Ensemble: Heath Quartet.
    • WIGMORE HALL LIVE.
  • William Walton

    Variations on Sellinger's Round: VI. Allegro Giacoso

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jac van Steen.
    • NMC.
  • Percy Grainger

    Brigg Fair

    Singer: Mark Padmore. Choir: Joyful Company of Singers. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K. 466: II. Romance

    Performer: Lief Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants (Le bal)

    Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque - Davis.
    • CBS.
    • 17.
  • Karin Rehnqvist

    Nar natten skanker frid (When night confers repose)

    Choir: Akademiska Damkören Lyran. Conductor: Jutte Seppinen.
    • Fuga.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Dance of the paper umbrellas

    Performer: Tamara Anna Cislowska. Performer: Elena Kats‐Chernin.
    • ABC CLASSICS.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants (La toupie)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • DECCA.

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