Main content

Thursday - Petroc's classical picks

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


25 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri, Op 70, for strings, harp and organ

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Elgar: The Music Makers: Short Pieces: BBC Symphony Orchestra / Davis.
    • Teldec.
    • 6.
  • Antoine Reicha

    Wind Quintet in G major, Op 88 No 3 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Thalia Ensemble.
    • Linn.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Litaniae Lauretanae, K 109

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Singer: Kaia Urb. Singer: Ave Moor. Singer: Tiit Kogerman. Singer: Uku Joller. Orchestra: Tallinna Kammerorkester. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
    • Carus.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 6, BWV 1051 (arr for 2 harpsichords)

    Performer: Scott Ross. Performer: Huguette Grémy-Chauliac. Music Arranger: Kenneth Gilbert.
    • Erato.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Bagatelles, Op.47 (no.3)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet. Performer: Gábor Ormai.
    • Dvorak: String Quartets: Takacs Quartet.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Serenade in F major, Op 95 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Capricorn.
    • Parry Nonet & Stanford Serenade (Nonet).
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Toshio Hosokawa

    Lullaby of Itsuki (Japanese Folk Songs)

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Christian Rivet.
    • DG.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in alium

    Choir: Chapelle du Roi. Conductor: Alistair Dixon.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Gustav Holst

    St Paul's Suite, Op 29 (Jig)

    Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Holst: St Paul's Suite: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Henry Ainsworth

    Psalm 39 (The Bay Book of Psalms)

    Choir: Gregg Smith Singers.
  • Aaron Copland

    Variations on a Shaker Hymn (Appalachian Spring)

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Collon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 29 in A major, K 201 (2nd mvt)

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

    Missa Virgo Prudentissima: Credo

    Choir: Ensemble Gilles Binchois. Director: Dominique Vellard.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in G minor, Op 74 No 3, 'The Rider' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Endellion Quartet.
    • Haydn: String Quartets Op.74.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 12.
  • Franz Schubert

    Schwanengesang D.957, 'Standchen'

    Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    African Suite, Op 35 (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta. Conductor: Paul Freeman.
    • CEDILLE.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Keyboard Suite, HWV 427 in F major

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony.
  • Harold Arlen

    The Wizard of Oz: Main Title

    Music Arranger: Herbert Stothart. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra. Choir: MGM Studio Chorus.
    • Composed By: Classic Film Themes From Hollywood's Masters.
    • Rhino Movie Music.
    • 6.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Quadrille (Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • Chandos.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Grande valse brillante in E flat major, Op 18

    Performer: Ingrid Fliter.
    • Chopin: Complete Waltzes.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Verano Porteno (Summer in Buenos Aires), from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

    Performer: Lara St. John. Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Marturet.
    • Ancalagon.
  • Friedrich Kuhlau

    Piano Quartet No 3 in G minor, Op 108 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Copenhagen Piano Quartet.
    • Dacapo.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Peter and the wolf (arr. Cylde Valley Stompers)

    Music Arranger: The Clyde Valley Stompers. Ensemble: The Clyde Valley Stompers.
    • Peter and the Wolf.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.


Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.