Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk

2 hours

Music Played

  • Léo Delibes

    Les filles de Cadix arr for trumpet and orchestra

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Conductor: Eivind Aadland. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Storyteller: Tine Thing Helseth.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Fugal Concerto, Op.40 no.2

    Performer: William Bennett. Performer: Peter Graeme. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Imogen Holst.
    • Holst: Brook Green Suite, Lyric Movement, Fugal Concerto: ECO, Imogen Holst.
    • Lyrita.
    • 3.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte

    Performer: Julian Bream. Performer: John Williams. Music Arranger: Julian Bream.
    • RCA.
  • Georges Brassens

    Jeanne

    Performer: Georges Brassens. Singer: Georges Brassens.
    • Philips.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Little Saws (Lachian Dances)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Václav Neumann.
    • SUPRAPHON.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Libertango

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Néstor Marconi. Performer: Antonio Agri. Performer: Horacio Malvicino. Performer: Leonardo Marconi. Music Arranger: Jorge Calandrelli. Singer: Héctor Console.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Milonga del Angel

    Ensemble: New Tango Quintet.
    • AMERICAN CLAVE.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major, K 382

    Performer: Alfred Brendel. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Mozart, Piano Concertos No. 20 K. 466 & No. 24 K. 491 Concerto Rondo K. 382.
    • PHILIPS SILVER LINE CLASSICS.
    • 4-6.
  • Keaton Henson

    Cadenza

    • Mercury KX.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker Suite (Waltz of the Flowers)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 etc: Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Abbado.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 12.
  • Marin Marais

    La Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Tous Les Matins Du Monde: Bande Originale du Film, Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia in G major, BWV 797

    Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Performer: Yuri Zhislin. Performer: Luigi Piovano.
    • Nimbus Alliance.
  • John Philip Sousa

    The Stars and Stripes Forever transc Horowitz

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz. Music Arranger: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • Vladimir Horowitz The Indespensable.
    • BMG Classics.
    • 14.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in G major, Op 37 No 2

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 12.
  • Johann Strauss II

    The Blue Danube, Op 314

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.

Broadcast

Carol Competition 2019

Carol Competition 2019

Here's everything you need to know about our competition for amateur composers.

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

How many of these rousing music questions can you answer?

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.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

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

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.