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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

  • Guillaume Dufay

    Ce moys de may

    Ensemble: Orlando Consort.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op.101 (3nd mvt)

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Franz Schubert

    Entr'acte in B fjat major (Rosamunde, D 797)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chromatic fantasia and fugue in D minor BWV.903 for keyboard

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • J.S. Bach: Piano Music.
    • Hungatron.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Marriage of Figaro (Overture)

    Music Arranger: Anthony Averay. Ensemble: Vancouver Wind Trio.
    • Celebrated Classics: The Vancouver Wind Trio.
    • Sonrise Audio.
    • 1.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Wo die schönen Trompeten (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

    Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Von Otter/Quasthoff/Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 11.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in F major, Op.18 no.1 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Inventions.
    • 1.
  • John Ireland

    A Downland Suite (Elegy)

    Ensemble: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Major Peter Parkes.
    • 150 Years Of the John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 10.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    May: Bright Nights (The Seasons, Op 37b)

    Performer: Denis Matsuev.
    • Tchaikovsky: Denis Matsuev.
    • RCA.
    • 8.
  • Dave Webber

    Hail! Hail! The First Of May

    Performer: Jackie Oates.
    • The Spyglass & The Herringbone.
    • ECC Records.
    • 5.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Sonnenblume Polka-Mazurka, Op 459

    Orchestra: European Johann Strauss Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Pollack.
    • Naxos.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O vis aeternitatis

    Ensemble: Ensemble for medieval music.
    • deutsche harmonia mundi.
  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks

    Promenade (Etruscan Concerto)

    Performer: Caroline Almonte. Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Mills.
    • ABC.
  • Frederick Delius

    On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Delius: Orchestral Works: London Philharmonic Orchestra/Handley.
    • 2.
  • R. Nathaniel Dett

    In the Bottoms (Barcarolle (Morning))

    Performer: Monica Gaylord.
    • Black Piano, A Treasury of Works for Solo Piano by Black Composers.
    • MUSIC & ARTS.
    • 8.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Semiramide (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Rossini: Semiramide.
    • Opera Rara.
    • 1.
  • Thomas Morley

    Now is the month of maying

    Ensemble: The King’s Singers.
    • EMI.
  • William Byrd

    This sweet and merry month of May

    Singer: Clare Wilkinson. Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols.
    • Four Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal.
    • Deux-Elles.
    • 16.
  • Mark Mothersbaugh

    Let Me Tell You About My Boat

    Performer: Mark Mothersbaugh.
    • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (soundtrack).
    • Hollywood Records.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Playful Pizzicato (Simple Symphony)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Britten: The Young Person's Guide etc: LSO/ECO/Britten.
    • Decca.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio Sonata in C major, RV 82

    Performer: Avi Avital. Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Performer: Ophira Zakai. Performer: Patrick Sepec.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Trojan March (The Trojans)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI CDM.
  • Frederick Loewe

    The Lusty Month of May (Camelot)

    Composer: Alan Jay Lerner. Performer: Julie Andrews.
    • Camelot: Original Cast Recording.
    • Columbia.
    • 5.


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