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Friday - Petroc's classical commute

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and the Friday poem.


27 days left to listen

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold in Italy, Op.16 (Serenade)

    Performer: Lise Berthaud. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Berlioz: Harold en Italie.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Tu es Petrus à 6

    Choir: Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina. Director: Massimo Palombella.
    • DG.
  • Venanzio Rauzzini

    Violin Sonata in F major, Op.1 no.6 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Kalló Zsolt. Performer: Tamás Szekendy.
    • CENTAUR.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F major BWV.1047

    Performer: Kati Debretzeni. Performer: Rachel Beckett. Performer: Michael Niesemann. Performer: Neil Brough. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, English Baroque Soloists.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 11.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Intermezzo (String Quartet no.2)

    Orchestra: Members of the BBC Philharmonic.
    • BBC recording.
  • Marie Antoinette

    C'est mon ami

    Singer: Isabelle Poulenard. Performer: Sandrine Chatron.
    • Le Salon de Musique de Marie-Antoinette.
    • 15.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Armide: Act V, Chaconne; Gracieux

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music

    Singer: Norma Burrowes. Singer: Sheila Armstrong. Singer: Susan Longfield. Singer: Marie Hayward. Singer: Alfreda Hodgson. Singer: Gloria Jennings. Singer: Shirley Minty. Singer: Meriel Dickinson. Singer: Ian Partridge. Singer: Bernard Dickerson. Singer: John Noble. Singer: Christopher Keyte. Singer: Wynford Evans. Singer: Richard Angas. Singer: John Carol Case. Singer: Kenneth Bowen. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Va tacito (Giulio Cesare)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Handel: Ombra mai fu: Andreas Scholl, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 10.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Spanish Dance; Arabian Dance; Chinese Dance (The Nutcracker)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
    • Brilliant Classics.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in C sharp minor, Op.117 no.3

    Performer: Yves Nat.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (The Magic Flute)

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Ulf Schirmer.
    • Simon Keenlyside: Tales of Opera.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Friday Poem

    • 'Sometimes' written by Christala Rosina, read by Alison Reid

  • Maurice Ravel

    Prelude in A minor

    Performer: Katia Labèque.
    • Maurice Ravel Katia Et Marielle Labeque.
    • KML.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Forelle, D.550

    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Performer: Gerald Moore.
    • Schubert: Lieder: Fischer-Dieskau/Moore.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Herbert Chappell

    Guitar Concerto no.1 'Caribbean' (Con Brio)

    Performer: Eduardo Fernández. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • DECCA.
  • Armando Machado

    Ao som das tuas mãos [At the sound of your hands]

    Lyricist: Gonçalo Salgueiro. Singer: Luísa Rocha. Performer: Guilherme Banza.
    • Private recording.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur Suite (extract)

    Music Arranger: Alison Balsom. Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • EMI.
  • Dimitri Tiomkin

    The Four Poster (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Kaufman.
    • LSO LIVE.
  • Postcard from a Composer

    • Trish Clowes


      Performer: Nathaniel Anderson-Frank.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no.5 in E flat major, Op.82 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • Sibelius: Symphony no.5&7: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Segerstam.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    3 Preludes (Etude and 3 preludes Op.40)

    Performer: Rosemary Wright.
    • BBC recording.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri Op.70

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
  • Radio 3 Breakfast Singalong

    • Franz Schubert

      Die Forelle D.550

      Music Arranger: Anna Tilbrook. Performer: Anna Tilbrook.
      • Private recording.


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