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Wednesday - Petroc's classical alarm call

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


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Stef Conner

    O splendidissima gemma

    Performer: Hannah Lawrance. Ensemble: The Blossom Street Singers. Director: Hilary Campbell.
    • This Day.
    • NAXOS.
    • 4.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romance in F minor, Op 11

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Manfred Honeck.
    • Dvorak - Anne-Sophie Mutter.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 004.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Foggy Foggy Dew

    Performer: James Newby. Performer: Simon Lepper.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for cello solo no. 1 (BWV.1007) in G major: Prelude; Allemande

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt.
    • Bach: The Cello Suites.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 1 in E flat major, K 16

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Baroque and Me

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • Improvisations.
    • Warner.
    • 5.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Meditation sur le 1er prelude de Bach [Ave Maria]

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Performer: Cinzia Maurizio. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Sospiri: Cecilia Bartoli.
    • Decca.
    • 18.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Violin Sonata in F major, B 106: iii. Allegro molto

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Orli Shaham.
    • DG.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Tantalusqualen (Overture)

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Suppe: Overtures: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Marriner.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Hush, ye pretty warbling choir! (from Acis and Galatea)

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Orchestra: Early Opera Company. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • Chandos.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un reve

    Music Arranger: Pau Casals. Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
    • Decca.
  • Irving Berlin


    Singer: Rosemary Clooney. Orchestra: Paul Weston Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Weston. Singer: Betty Clooney.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto in E flat major for two pianos, K 365 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Philips.
  • John Foulds

    Sicilian Aubade

    Performer: Cynthia Fleming. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • J Foulds, Keltic Suite: BBC Concert Orchestra/Corp.
    • Epoch.
    • 5.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Feldeinsamkeit, Op 86 No 2

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Angelika Kirchschlager.
    • Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 1, Angelika Kirschschlager.
    • Hyperion.
    • 19.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 'Pathetique' - ii. Allegro con Grazia

    Orchestra: Musica Aeterna. Conductor: Teodor Currentzis.
    • SONY.
  • William Walton

    Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

    Music Arranger: Elgar Howarth. Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Bliss/Britten/Arnold/Walton: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Decca.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.54 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6.
    • Mariinsky.
    • 7.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Étude-caprice in A minor, Op 18 No 4

    Performer: David Oistrakh. Performer: Igor Oistrakh.
    • DG: 00289 479 5516.
    • DG.
    • 15.
  • Naji Hakim

    Diptych: i. Cantilene; ii. Humoresque

    Performer: John Turner. Performer: Simon Leach.
    • Embrace Of Fire.
    • Metier.
    • 11-12.
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan

    Le chemin de fer

    Performer: Laurent Martin.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Ritual Fire Dance

    Performer: Celino Romero. Performer: Pepe Romero. Performer: Celin Romero. Performer: Celedonio Romero.
    • PHILIPS.


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