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Wednesday - Petroc's classical picks

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring our musical Advent Calendar, the next of our American Portraits, music complementing Radio 3's series, ‘The Way I See It’ and also including listener requests.


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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    The Snow, Op.26 no.1

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Elgar: The Spirit of England.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Nocturne No. 6 in D flat major

    Performer: Charles Owen.
    • AVIE.
  • Howard Goodall

    Frozen Light (The Seasons Suite, Winter)

    Performer: Bozidar Vukotic. Performer: Marianne G. Nielsen. Ensemble: Tippett Quartet.
    • Howard Goodall The Seasons.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ermunt're dich (Cantata BWV.180)

    Ensemble: Concerto Vocale de Leipzig. Ensemble: Ensemble Baroque de Limoges. Director: Christophe Coin.
    • Bach: Cantates BWV 180, 49, 115.
    • Astree.
    • 02.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four Scottish Dances (Scottish Waltz)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Malcolm Arnold: Dances: Philharmonia, Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Robert Ramsey

    How are the mighty fall'n

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Ambarvalia, Op.70

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Peebles.
    • Piano Concertos.
    • Somm.
    • 15.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, H.7e.1 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • Haydn, Hummel etc: Trumpet Concertos: Alison Balsom.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 4.
  • Amy Woodforde-Finden

    Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics)

    Music Arranger: Stephen Hough. Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Hough - 'My Favourite Things': Virtuoso Encores and Transcriptions.
    • Nimbus Records.
    • 12.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade, Op.35 (The Story of the Kalendar Prince)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Capricco Espagnol: Mackerras.
    • Telarc.
    • 2.
  • Morton Feldman

    Jackson Pollock (Painting on glass)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Recherche.
    • Something Wild: Music for Film.
    • Kairos.
    • 08.
  • Eduard Strauss

    Carmen - quadrille Op.134

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • SONY.
    • 14.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Dance; Waltz; Galop (Ballet Suite no.3)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Music Arranger: Lev Atovmian.
    • Shostakovich: Ballet Suites: Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Choral Dances from Gloriana

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Britten: Sacred and Profane, and other choral music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14-19.
  • Claude Debussy

    Cello Sonata in D minor (Prologue)

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata; Schumann; Debussy.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Brindisi (La Traviata Act I)

    Performer: Deanna Durbin. Performer: Unnamed orchestra and conductor.
    • No CD details available.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hear my prayer, O Lord

    Choir: Armonico Consort. Director: Christopher Monks.
    • Naked Byrd two: Armonico Consort.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 5.
  • Nancy Dalberg

    String Quartet no.1 in D minor (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Nordic String Quartet.
    • Dalberg: The String Quartets.
    • Dacapo.
    • 01.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin (Letter Scene)

    Singer: Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya. Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Boris Emmanuilovich Khaykin.
    • Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin: Boris Khaikin.
    • Legato Classics.
    • 11.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Improvisation No 1

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • Orchid Classics.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Armide (Overture)

    Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Armide.
    • Aparté.
    • 1.


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