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Wednesday - Petroc's classical alternative

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


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Walker

    Lyric for Strings

    Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta. Conductor: Paul Freeman.
    • African Heritage Symphonic Series volume II.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    'Trout' Quintet in A major, D.667 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Martin Helmchen. Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Antoine Tamestit. Performer: Marie-Elisabeth Hecker. Performer: Alois Posch.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E minor, Op.119 no.2

    Performer: Nicholas Angelich.
    • Brahms: Klavierstucke Op.116-119: Nicholas Angelich.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 18.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in C major, Op.119 no.3

    Performer: Nicholas Angelich.
    • Brahms: Klavierstucke Op.116-119.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in A major, BWV.234 (Gloria; Et in terra pax)

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • J.S. Bach: Lutheran Masses II.
    • Coro.
    • 14.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise, Op.34 no.14

    Music Arranger: David Campbell. Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Piers Lane.
    • The Virtuoso Clarinet: Michael Collins.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.
  • Kurt Atterberg

    Symphony No.4 in G minor, Op.14 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • Atterberg: Symphonies 1 & 4.
    • CPO.
    • 6.
  • John Mundy

    Lightly she whipped o'er the dales

    Ensemble: I Fagiolini. Director: Robert Hollingworth.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Edward German

    Merrie England (Dances)

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Conductor: Adrian Leaper.
    • German: British Light Music.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 17.
  • Traditional English

    The water is wide

    Performer: John Rowlands-Pritchard.
    • The Seeds of Love.
    • HERALD.
    • 008.
  • Tessa Lark

    Appalachian Fantasy

    Performer: Tessa Lark.
    • Fantasy.
    • FHR.
    • 3.
  • Anonymous

    Appalachian Barn Dance

    Ensemble: Apollo’s Fire. Director: Jeannette Sorrell.
    • Come to the River: An Early American Gathering.
    • Avie.
  • Peter Warlock

    Capriol Suite

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Studt.
    • Naxos.
  • Harold Arlen

    Come Rain or Come Shine (St Louis Woman)

    Singer: Sylvia McNair. Performer: David Fink. Performer: André Previn.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pour remercier la pluie au matin (6 Épigraphes Antiques)

    Orchestrator: Ernest Ansermet. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
    • Debussy.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 5; Markl.
    • Naxos.
    • 13.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Roses from the South, Op.388

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • J. Strauss II: Walzes & Overtures: Welser-Most.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • John Williams

    The Young Dali Lama & Ceremonial Chant (Seven Years in Tibet)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Orchestra: Unnamed Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • SONY.
  • Traditional Tibetan

    Trad. Conch Shell Blowing - a call to worship

    Performer: Two young monks at Dharamshala.
    • ARC MUSIC.
    • 10.
  • Traditional Tibetan

    Ema Linchey (Tibetan religious folk dance)

    Ensemble: 3 children from Enchey school, Gantok.
    • ARC MUSIC.
    • 6.
  • Aaron Copland

    The promise of living (The Tender Land)

    Singer: Dan Dressen. Singer: Janis Hardy. Singer: Elisabeth Commeaux. Singer: LeRoy Lehr. Singer: James Bohn. Ensemble: Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Orchestra. Ensemble: Plymouth Music Series Ensemble Singers. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • The Tender Land.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 18.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.54 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 6.
    • Mariinsky.
    • 7.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantasy Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66

    Performer: Pavel Kolesnikov.
    • Chopin: Impromptus, Waltzes and Mazurkas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Like a fleet ready to set sail (The Mother)

    Choir: DR KoncertKoret. Director: Michael Schønwandt.
    • DACAPO.
  • Paul Spicer

    Paean Oxoniensis

    Performer: Stephen Moore.
    • Deo Gracias.
    • Priory.
    • 4.
  • Niccolò Jommelli

    Periodical Overture

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Pablo Heras‐Casado.
    • El Maestro - Farinelli.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 19.
  • Constant Lambert

    Valse for the Gemini (Horoscope)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • ASV.


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