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Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

Classical music for breakfast time plus found sounds and the odd unclassified track. Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk

Classical music for breakfast time plus found sounds and the odd unclassified track.

To celebrate National Album Day, the singer and broadcaster Guy Garvey talks to Elizabeth and gives Radio 3 listeners a recommendation from his favourite classical album. And Mark Radcliffe gives the low-down on the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk

2 hours

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Silken Ladder (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • Warner.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A flat major, Op 59 No 2

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG.
  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem, Op 48 (In Paradisum)

    Performer: Marie-Madeleine Duruflé. Choir: Chorale Philippe Caillard et Stephane Caillat. Conductor: Maurice Duruflé.
    • ERATO.
  • Serge Gainsbourg

    Couleur Café

    Singer: Serge Gainsbourg.
    • WRASSE.
  • Charles Trenet

    Coin de Rue (piano arrangement of song)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • Charles Trenet

    Que reste-t-il de nos amours?

    Singer: Charles Trenet.
    • EMI.
  • John Wilbye

    The Lady Oriana (The Triumphs of Oriana)

    Music Arranger: Mark Kroll. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • Canadian Brass: English Renaissance Music.
    • CBS.
    • 14.
  • Sam Shepherd

    Kites

    Performer: Floating Points.
    • PLUTO.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performer: Anne Queffélec.
    • ERATO.
  • Catrin Finch

    Listen to the Grass Grow

    Performer: Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita.
    • SOAR.
    • bendigedig.
    • 6.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Valse bohèmienne; Valse rustique (Four Characteristic Waltzes, Op 22)

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Leaper.
    • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Orchestral Works.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6-7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Prelude)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • DECCA.
  • John Dowland

    The Frog Galliard

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • The Art of the Lute - Paul O'Dette.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.

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