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

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. Today's programme includes music chosen by "Take Five" artist Soraya Mafi.

Each day this week we are celebrating and exploring a world of music through the eyes, ears, hearts and minds of five extremely talented young performers. Today, Soraya Mafi is that performer. Soraya is a Manchester born opera singer and is making a name for herself as one of the most outstanding young musicians on stage. Soraya’s stunning voice is at home in Mozart as it is in Sondheim, Janacek, Monteverdi, Poulenc, Handel, Faure and Britten, composers whose music she has sung to rave reviews. Soraya has also been awarded the prestigious Maggie Teyte Prize and The RCM Lieder Prize.

Soraya will be appearing on Radio 3 throughout the day and will be performing live on In Tune.


17 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Louise Farrenc

    Nonet in E flat major, Op 38 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Consortium Classicum.
    • Farrenc: Nonet & Clarinet Trio.
    • DIVOX.
    • 3.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28

    Performer: Esther Yoo. Performer: Robert Koenig.
    • BBC New Generation Artists recording.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O nata lux (Lux aeterna)

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Lux.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV.830 (Toccata)

    Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • Bach: Partitas, BWV 825-830.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 1601.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Die Mainacht, Op.9 no.6

    Singer: Soraya Mafi. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Vivat.
  • Sebastiano Chilese

    Canzon Trigesimaprima a 8

    Ensemble: La Pifarescha.
    • The Splendour Of Venice: Music for Cornetts, Violins & Sackbuts.
    • Pan Classics.
    • 4.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ondine (Gaspard de la nuit)

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Ravel: The Complete Solo Piano Music: Steven Osborne, Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Tristes apprêts (Castor et Pollux)

    Performer: Wu Wei. Music Arranger: Judith Steenbrink. Music Arranger: Tineke Steenbrink. Ensemble: Holland Baroque Society.
    • Silk Baroque.
    • 201.
  • Trad.

    Pferderennen [Horse race]

    Music Arranger: Judith Steenbrink. Music Arranger: Tineke Steenbrink. Performer: Wu Wei. Ensemble: Holland Baroque Society.
    • Silk Baroque.
    • 401.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Violin Concerto in D (Capriccio)

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Braham / Stravinsky - Violin Concertos - Hilary Hahn.
    • Sony.
    • 7.
  • Francesco Landini

    Per seguir la speranca

    Choir: Gothic Voices.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String quartet in F major, Hess34

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Beethoven: Inventions 2.
    • harmonia mundi.
    • 101.
  • Samuel Wesley

    Thou wilt keep him perfect peace

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • Wesley: Choral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 21.
  • Alfred Cellier

    All Alone to my Eerie...Whispering Breeze (The Mountebanks)

    Singer: Soraya Mafi. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Andrews.
  • "Take Five" Soraya Mafi's first choice

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a (Dance of the Reed-Pipes)

      Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
      • MARIINSKY.
  • "Take Five" Soraya Mafi's second choice

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      L'amero, saro constante (Il Re Pastore)

      Singer: Lucia Popp. Performer: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
      • EMI.
  • Thomas Pitfield

    Toccata (Xylophone Sonata)

    Performer: Peter Donohoe.
    • Naxos.
  • Thomas Pitfield


    Performer: Peter Donohoe.
    • Naxos.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Fairie-Round Galliard

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • Music for Viols.
    • Virgin.
    • 14.
  • "Take Five" Soraya Mafi's third choice

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! (Cantata no.51, BWV.51)

      Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Performer: Toshio Shimada. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
      • BIS.
  • "Take Five" Soraya Mafi's fourth choice

    • Jerome Kern

      They Didn't Believe Me

      Singer: Mario Lanza. Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ray Sinatra.
      • Mario Lanza - The Essential Collection.
      • THE RED BOX.
      • 012.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Trio Sonata in E minor, BuxWV.258

    Ensemble: Arcangelo.
    • Alpha.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No.3 in F major

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Brahms: Hungarian Dances &Dvorak: Slavonic Dances: Haitink.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Carlos Chávez

    Chapultepec (Marcha provinciana)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Director: Clark Rundell.
    • Latin Winds.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.


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