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Wednesday - Petroc's classical picks

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Sir James MacMillan

    Ave maris stella for chorus

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • A Rose Magnificat.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Berceuse in D flat major, Op 57

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Chopin: Maurizo Pollini Edition.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 17.
  • Traditional Armenian

    A Cool Wind Is Blowing

    Performer: Djivan Gasparyan.
    • I Will Not be Sad in This World.
    • All Saints Records.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54 (Cantata No 54)

    Singer: Nathalie Stutzmann. Orchestra: The Hanover Band. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • RCA.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in D major, H.15.21 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Brahms: Symphony 4; Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 3.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • Ravel - Complete Works for Solo Piano.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Robert Schumann

    Genoveva: Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Largo al Factotum (The Barber of Seville)

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Favourite Opera Arias.
    • Philips.
    • 13.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon noni toni à 12

    Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.
    • HYPERION.
  • Erik Satie

    Le piège de Meduse

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Votive

    Ensemble: Wihan Quartet.
    • Kol Nidrei: Elegy For Pamela.
    • Nimbus Alliance.
    • 5.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 in D flat major

    Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • DG.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43 (Overture)

    Orchestra: André Cluytens. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Beethoven The Collector's Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • John Dowland

    In darkness let me dwell

    Performer: Thomas Dunford. Singer: Iestyn Davies.
    • WIGMORE HALL LIVE.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Piano concerto in D flat major - 2d mvt, Andante con anima

    Performer: Xiayin Wang. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Oundjian.
    • Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian: Piano Concertos.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 8.
  • Johannes Brahms

    3 Quartets, Op 64; No 3, 'Fragen'

    Performer: Karl Engel. Singer: Edith Mathis. Singer: Brigitte Fassbaender. Singer: Peter Schreier. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 52/Op. 65.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 36.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz (Swan Lake)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker: LSO, Previn.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • François Couperin

    Allemande, from Les Nations (Premiere Ordre, 'La  Française')

    Performer: Christophe Rousset. Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques.
    • APARTE.
  • Jean Françaix

    L'heure du berger

    Performer: Susan Tomes. Ensemble: Gaudier Ensemble.
    • HYPERION.
  • Ibrahim Ferrer

    De Camino A La Vereda

    Ensemble: Buena Vista Social Club.
    • World Circuit.

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