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Thursday - Georgia’s classical alarm call

Georgia Mann presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • William Cornysh

    Ave Maria Mater Dei

    Ensemble: The Cardinall’s Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • Gaudeamus.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Fantasie "La contemplation" (6 Bagatelles Op.107)

    Performer: Susan Alexander-Max.
    • Hummel: Keyboard Sonatas/Fantasia.
    • 7.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade No 2 in A major, Op 16 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Brahms: The Symphonies: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Auch mit gedampften, schwachen Stimmen (Cantata no. 36 BWV.36)

    Singer: Hana Blažíková. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • J.S. Bach: Cantatas Volume 47.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Keyboard Suite in D minor, HWV 428 (Prelude, Presto)

    Performer: Danny Driver.
    • Handel: The Eight Great Suites.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9; 14.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Chanson d'automne (Chansons grises)

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Author: Paul Verlaine. Singer: Martyn Hill.
    • Hahn: Chansons Grises.
    • HELIOS.
    • 12.
  • Charles Trenet


    Composer: Séverin Luino. Author: Paul Verlaine. Singer: Charles Trenet.
    • French Kiss.
    • Mercury.
    • 9.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Vaughan Williams: The Symphonies: BBCSO/Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 6.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest, HWV 258

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Orchestra: The English Concert. Performer: Simon Preston. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Handel: Coronation Anthems: Preston, Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata in A minor, D959 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • BBC recording.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story Suite

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Bernstein: John Williams/Boston Pops.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 36 in C major, K 425, 'Linz' (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden and Freiburg. Conductor: Michael Gielen.
    • SWR MUSIC.
  • Gavin Bryars

    Titanic Hymn: Autumn (The Sinking of the Titanic) 

    Ensemble: Gavin Bryars Ensemble.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Divertimento, Op.9

    Performer: Christopher O'Neal. Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • Deux-Elles.
  • Louis Spohr

    Symphony No.9 in B minor "The Seasons" (Prelude to Autumn & Autumn)

    Orchestra: Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Spohr: Symphonies 7 & 9: Introduzione & Festmarsche.
    • Hyperion.
    • 005.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Big Stuff Blues (Fancy Free)

    Performer: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Ruth Mense.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Pas de Deux (Fancy Free)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet F major, op.96 'American' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Calidore String Quartet.
    • BBC New Generation Artists recording.
  • George Gershwin

    Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

    Singer: Kathleen Battle. Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Conductor: André Previn.
    • DG.


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