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Friday - Petroc's classical picks

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, with 'Take Five' artist Stephanie Childress plus the Proms Poetry Competition launch. Email

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. Today's programme includes music chosen by "Take Five" artist Stephanie Childress, a multi-talented conductor, director, soloist and chamber musician. Inspired as a very young child by seeing Nigel Kennedy perform, she rocketed to fame in 2016 when, as violinist, she wowed judges of the Young Musician of the Year competition. At the age of 16, Stephanie studied music at St.John’s College, Cambridge and has conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony from the St. John’s Chapel. Ian MacMillan also joins Petroc for the launch of this year's Proms Poetry Competition, plus our regular feature of the Friday Poem.

Each day this week our Take Five season explores and celebrates the world of music through the eyes, ears, hearts and minds of five stunning young performers.
Listen out for Stephanie Childress today. She will be appearing on Radio 3 throughout the day and will be performing live on In Tune this afternoon.


2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 14 Jun 2019 06:30

Music Played

  • Florence Price

    The Moon Bridge

    Choir: VocalEssence. Performer: Paul Shaw. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • Got the Saint Louis Blues.
    • Clarion.
    • 004.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 331 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Mozart: Piano Sonatas K.310, 331 & 533/494: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto For Cor Anglais (Cantata BWV.54)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Ensemble: The English Concert.
    • Decca.
  • Gabriel Pierné

    March of the Little Lead Soldiers

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
    • Pierné – Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Traditional English

    Hail Smiling Morn

    Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society.
    • 21.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio sonata in G major Op.3`6

    Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.
    • Linn.
  • Michael Nyman

    If (The Diary of Anne Frank)

    Music Arranger: John Harle. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Jessica Cottis.
    • Jess Gillam. Rise.
    • DECCA.
    • 006.
  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky

    2 Pieces Op.12

    Performer: Dmitrii Khrychev. Performer: Olga Solovieva.
    • NAXOS.
    • 4-5.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite Op.32: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
  • Albert Lortzing

    The Poacher (Overture)

    Orchestra: Malmö Operaorkester. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Lortzing: Opera Overtures.
    • Naxos.
    • 401.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ging heut' Morgen übers Feld (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)

    Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Performer: Gerold Huber.
    • Christian Gerhaher: Mahler Lieder.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 7.
  • Friday Poem (Proms Poetry Competition Winner 2018, 12-18 category)

    • "Ode to Oud" by Annabelle Fuller, read by Carolyn Pickles

  • Jessica Wells

    Rhapsody for Solo Oud

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
    • BBC recording.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Serenade for Strings, Op.48 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • ERATO.
    • 5.
  • "Take Five" Stephanie Childress' first choice

    • Benjamin Britten

      Dawn; Sunday Morning (4 Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes)

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
      • CHANDOS.
      • 9 & 10.
  • "Take Five" Stephanie Childress' second choice

    • George Frideric Handel

      Voglia Tempo (Il Trionfo Del Tempo e Del Disinganno)

      Singer: Roberta Invernizzi. Singer: Kate Aldrich. Singer: Martín Oro. Singer: Jörg Dürmüller. Ensemble: Academia Montis Regalis. Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi.
      • Handel. Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno.
      • HYPERION.
      • 14.
  • "Take Five" Stephanie Childress' third choice

    • Edvard Grieg

      Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op.65 no.6

      Performer: Stephen Hough.
      • Grieg Lyric Pieces.
      • Hyperion.
      • 21.
  • "Take Five" Stephanie Childress' fourth choice

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No 4 in B flat major, Op 60 (3rd mvt)

      Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
      • Beethoven: The Symphonies: Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska.
      • BIS.
      • 3.
  • Allen George

    Knight Templar

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: David Loukes.
    • The Concert Sound of the Black Dyke Mills Band.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Franz Schubert

    Overture in the Italian Style in C major, D 591

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: István Kertész.
    • DECCA.


  • Fri 14 Jun 2019 06:30

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