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Sunday - Elizabeth Alker

Elizabeth Alker presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring our musical Advent Calendar and listener requests.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Variations in F minor, H XVII 6

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ave Maris Stella (1610 Vespers)

    Singer: James Bowman. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Choir: Salisbury Cathedral Choir. Orchestra: Monteverdi Orchestra. Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Decca.
  • Jane Antonia Cornish

    The Memory of Time

    Performer: Anna Elashvili. Performer: Hamilton Berry. Performer: Claire Bryant. Performer: Caitlin Sullivan. Performer: Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir.
    • Innova.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 4 in A major, BWV 1055

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • J.S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos nos.1, 2 & 4: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 7-9.
  • Raymond Vincy

    Petit Papa Noel

    Composer: Henri Martinet. Performer: Tino Rossi.
    • EMI.
  • Henri Contet

    Noel de la Rue

    Composer: Marc Heyral. Performer: Édith Piaf.
    • EMI.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O virtus sapientiae; Dixit Dominus; O virtus sapientiae

    Singer: Victoria Couper. Ensemble: Sinfonye. Director: Stevie Wishart.
    • DECCA.
  • Gustav Holst

    In the Bleak Midwinter

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester. Director: Elise Båtnes.
    • SIMAX.
  • Trad.

    In dulci jubilo

    Performer: Bugge Wesseltoft.
    • ACT.
  • John Tavener

    The Lamb

    Performer: Peter Stevens. Choir: King'S College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • EMI.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Suite in D major: Air (Tafelmusik)

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Émile Waldteufel

    The Skater's Waltz

    Performer: Mary Schneider. Orchestra: Sydney International Orchestra. Conductor: Tommy Tycho.
    • ICHIBAN.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Ballet of the Snowflakes

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber

    Silent Night

    Performer: Richard Tauber.
    • CONIFER.


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