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Saturday - Elizabeth Alker

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


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2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Strauss II

    Perpetuum mobile, Op 257

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Strauss: Perpetuum mobile, BFO, Fischer.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 18.
  • Jacques Prévert


    Composer: Joseph Kosma. Singer: Yves Montand.
    • Universal.
  • Gabriel Fauré


    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Mariko Anraku.
  • Barbara

    Ma Plus Belle d'Histoire Amour

    Singer: Barbara.
    • Philips.
  • George Frideric Handel

    The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
  • Duke Ellington

    The Queen's Suite - Sunset and the Mockingbird

    Orchestra: Duke Ellington Orchestra.
    • PABLO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in D major, K 239, 'Serenata notturna'

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • Mozart: Serenata Notturna: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman.
    • Apex.
    • 9.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ballade in G minor, Op 118 No 3

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Brahms Handel Variations - Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 6.
  • Floating Points

    Requiem for CS70 and Strings

    Ensemble: Floating Points.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Laetatus sum

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Steve Reich


    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Simos Papanas. Orchestra: Basel Chamber Orchestra.
    • My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin.
    • DG.
    • 5.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no 6 'Pastoral' - 1st movement

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • ARTE NOVA.
  • Peeter Vähi

    Pastoral of computerized world - 3rd movement

    Ensemble: Baltic Trio.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor, Op 59 No 1

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 7.
  • Jules Massenet

    Thaïs (Meditation)

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.


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