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Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • François‐Adrien Boïeldieu

    Harp Concerto in C major: III. Rondeau

    Performer: Catherine Michel. Orchestra: Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio de Almeida.
    • Philips.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piece en forme de habanera

    Performer: Chantal Juillet. Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Decca.
  • Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek

    Donna Diana Overture

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Music Arranger: Howard Lorriman. Conductor: Nicholas Childs.
    • OBRASSO.
  • Josef Suk

    Fantastic Scherzo, Op 25

    Orchestra: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Naxos.
  • Charlotte Bray

    On the other shore

    Performer: Peter-Philipp Staemmler.
    • NIMBUS.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Martyre de St Sebastien: Act II. 'Qui pleure mon enfant si doux'

    Singer: Sylvia McNair. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    English Suite no. 3 in G minor, BWV 808: Gavottes I & II

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony.
  • Clive Richardson


    Performer: David Munrow. Performer: John Turner. Performer: David Pugsley. Performer: Alan Lumsden.
    • EMI.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Things to come (March)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos Movies.
  • Philip Glass

    'Heroes' Symphony: VI. V2 Schneider

    Composer: David Bowie. Orchestra: American Composers Orchestra. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
    • POINT.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ch'io mi scordi di te?, K 505

    Performer: Maria João Pires. Singer: Barbara Hendricks. Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Mika Eichenholtz.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 19.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 293 (Allegro)

    Performer: Simon Preston. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Sonata no. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11: I. Introduzione

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG.
  • Padre Antonio Soler


    Music Arranger: Christina Pluhar. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Los Pajaros Perdidos: L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 19.


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