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Wednesday - Petroc's classical alternative

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


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)

    Choir: The Bach Choir. Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Orchestra: The Thames Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
    • Bach: St Matthew Passion - highlights.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No 4 in E flat major, Op 7 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Éric Heidsieck.
    • Beethoven The Collector's Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Edgar (Act 4, Prelude)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross, BWV 622

    Performer: James Lancelot.
    • PRIORY.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Emendemus in melius

    Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • Morales: Mass For The Feast Of St. Isidore Of Seville.
    • Archiv.
    • 27.
  • Jennifer Higdon

    Pale Yellow (Piano Trio)

    Performer: Anne Akiko Meyers. Performer: Alisa Weilerstein. Performer: Adam Neiman.
    • NAXOS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Rondes de printemps (Images)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • CBS.
  • Johan Wagenaar

    De Cid, Op.27 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Wagenaar: Orchestral Works.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade, Op.35 (The Story of the Kalendar Prince)

    Performer: Caroline Clemmow. Performer: Anthony Goldstone.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov For Piano Duo.
    • Divine Art.
    • 2.
  • William Byrd

    Have mercy upon me O God

    Choir: Red Byrd. Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols.
    • NAXOS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major for 2 trumpets, RV 537

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Performer: Reinhold Friedrich. Orchestra: I Musici.
    • Philips.
  • Oscar Straus

    Rund um die Liebe (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Stolz.
    • Ein Walzertraum/Der letzte Walzer u.a..
    • Eurodisc.
    • 11.
  • Olivier Derivière

    Regrets (Get Even)

    Performer: Olivier Derivière.
    • Get Even.
    • Bandai Namco Entertainment.
    • 19.
  • E. T. A. Hoffmann

    Symphony in E flat major (4th mvt)

    Performer: Die Kölner Akademie. Conductor: Michael Alexander Willens.
    • CPO.
    • 10.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: André Previn. Performer: Heiichiro Ohyama. Performer: Young Uck Kim. Performer: Gary Hoffman.
    • Schumann: Piano Quartets.
    • Sony Music.
    • 3.
  • Richard Wagner

    Rienzi (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Lorin Maazel Conducts Wagner: Vol.2.
    • RCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ concerto in G minor Op 7 No.5

    Performer: Peter Hurford. Orchestra: Concertgebouw Kamerorkest. Conductor: Joshua Rifkin.
    • DECCA.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Quando m'en vo' soletta (La Boheme)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Pritchard. Conductor: Sir John Pritchard.
    • Great Performances: Te Kanawa.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.


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