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Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, including music chosen by 'Take Five' artist Mark Simpson. Email

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. Including music chosen by Mark Simpson, one of our Take Five young musicians. Each day this week, in the Take Five season, we’re exploring the music world through the eyes, ears, hearts and minds of five stunning young performers. Today, the young, brilliant performer is the clarinettist and composer Mark Simpson, one of the most exciting young musicians in the country. He’s sought after as a leading clarinet soloist (the instrument he performs on all over the world) and he is recognised as a prodigiously talented and thrilling composer. Mark is a former Radio 3 New Generation Artist. We are going to be getting to know Mark a bit better today as he will be appearing on Radio 3 programmes throughout the day


13 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ernest Chausson

    Concerto in D Major, Op.21 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Alexander Melnikov. Ensemble: Salagon Quartet.
    • Cesar Franck: Sonata for Piano and Violin - Ernest Chausson: Concert.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 106.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Concertino for flute and orchestra, Op 107

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Orchestra: Residentie Orkest. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Great works for flute and orchestra.
    • BIS.
    • 007.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin (Menuet)

    Music Arranger: Mason Jones. Ensemble: Bläserquintett der Staatskapelle Berlin.
    • Castigo Classic Recordings.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV535

    Performer: Wolfgang Rübsam.
    • NAXOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in E flat major K.614 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Klenke Quartett. Performer: Harald Schoneweg.
    • Accentus Music.
  • Vinicius de Moraes

    Você E Eu

    Performer: João Gilberto. Performer: Antônio Carlos Jobim.
    • World Pacific Records.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso (Op.3`4) in F major

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Handel: Concerti Grossi Op.3: English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner.
    • Apex.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Vogel, D.691

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
  • Vittorio Monti

    Czardas No.1

    Performer: Avi Avital. Performer: Richard Galliano.
    • Avi Avital - Between Worlds.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 18.
  • Anonymous

    The Chevalier's Lament

    Singer: Matthew White. Ensemble: La Nef.
    • ATMA Classique.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise in A major, Op 40 No 1, 'Military'

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: Polonaises: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Portugal’s National Day

    • Os Lusíadas – Canto I (opening lines) by Luis Vaz de Camoes, read by HE Manuel Lobo Antunes (Portuguese Ambassador to the UK)

  • Carlos Gonçalves

    Alma minha

    Author: Luís de Camões. Singer: Amália Rodrigues. Performer: Carlos Gonçalves. Performer: Jorge Fernando. Performer: Joel Pina.
    • Obsessão.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    L' Amant anonyme (Overture)

    Orchestra: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
    • TMK.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Bagatelles Op.23 (Prelude)

    Performer: Mark Simpson. Performer: Richard Uttley.
    • BBC New Generation Artists recording.
  • "Take Five" Mark Simpson's first choice

    • Enrique Granados

      La Maja y el ruisenor (Goyescas)

      Singer: Victoria de los Ángeles. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
      • EMI.
  • "Take Five" Mark Simpson's second choice

    • Aaron Copland

      Clarinet Concerto (Slowly and Expressively)

      Performer: Andreas Ottensamer. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
      • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • William Byrd

    Sing Joyfully

    Choir: Odyssean Ensemble. Conductor: Colm Carey.
    • Linn Records.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • "Take Five" Mark Simpson's third choice

    • Igor Stravinsky

      The Rite of Spring (Part 1, Introduction)

      Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
      • Stravinsky: The Great Ballets.
      • Philips.
      • 9.
  • "Take Five" Mark Simpson's fourth choice

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Prelude in D flat major, Op.32 no.13

      Performer: Boris Giltburg.
      • Naxos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Des Müllers Blumen, D.795 no.9

    Singer: Thomas Quasthoff. Performer: Justus Zeyen.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 9.


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