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Sunday - Martin Handley

3 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 31 July 2011

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast show, including Khachaturian's Adagio from Spartacus performed by the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Lazarev, Sunday Morning - the first of Britten's Four Sea Interludes is performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn, and soprano Kiri te Kanawa sings the Ave Maria from Verdi's opera Otello, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Georg Solti.

Music Played

24 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Jean-Baptiste Lully Overture from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

    Performer: La Petite Bande Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (director)


  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak 1st movement from Sonatina for violin and piano in G major B183

    Performer: Anthony Marwood (violin) Performer: Susan Tomes (piano)

    HELIOS CDH55365

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Dream Children Op.43

    Performer: Bournemouth Sinfonietta Performer: Norman Del Mar (conductor)


  • Image for Orlande de Lassus

    Orlande de Lassus Deficiat in dolore vita mea 6vv

    Performer: The Brabant Ensemble Performer: Stephen Rice (director)

    HYPERION CDA 67887

  • Image for Franz Liszt

    Franz Liszt Prelude and Fugue in A minor S 462/1 (after Bach BWV 543)

    Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

    SONY CLASSICAL 88697766042

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No.15 in B flat major

    Orchestrator: Parlow Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Performer: Kurt Masur (conductor)

    PHILIPS 411 426-2

  • Image for Robert Jones

    Robert Jones Now what is love? (text by Sir Walter Raleigh)

    Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: The Theatre of Early Music

    RCA RED SEAL 88697727222

  • Image for Aram Khachaturian

    Aram Khachaturian Adagio of Spartacus and Phryigia from Spartacus

    Performer: Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra Performer: Alexander Lazarev (conductor)

    ERATO 4509-94677-2

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Poison d'or from Images Book 2

    Performer: Simon Trpceski (piano)

    EMI CLASSICS 5 00272 2

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten Sunday Morning from Four Sea Interludes Op.33a

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Andre Previn (conductor)

    EMI CDC 7 47667 2

  • Image for Frank Bridge

    Frank Bridge Minuet from Miniatures (Set 1) for violin, cello and piano

    Performer: The Dussek Piano Trio

    MERIDIAN CDE 84290

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven No.8 (Allegro con brio – Presto) from The Creatures of Prometheus

    Performer: Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Performer: Kent Nagano (conductor)

    SONY CLASSICAL 88697857372

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Variations for harp

    Performer: Marisa Robles (harp)

    DECCA 425 723-2

  • Image for Emmanuel Chabrier

    Emmanuel Chabrier Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier - Danse villageoise from Suite Pastorale

    Performer: Ulster Orchestra Performer: Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN 8852, Tr. 5

  • Image for Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin The Entertainer from the Original Soundtr Recording of The Sting

    Arranger: Marvin Hamlisch Performer: Marvin Hamlisch (piano and conductor)

    MCAD 31034

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major BWV.1047

    Performer: La Petite Bande Performer: Sigiswald Kuijken (director)

    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77308 2

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Credo from Mass in A flat major D 678

    Performer: Wiener Sangerknaben Performer: Chorus Viennensis Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment Performer: Bruno Weil (conductor)


  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La Clemenza di Tito Overture

    Performer: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Performer: Neville Marriner (conductor)

    EMI CDC 7 47014 2

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov 1st movement - Hear the sleighs fly past in line from The Bells

    Performer: Sergei Larin (tenor) Performer: The Moscow State Chamber Choir Performer: Russian National Orchestra Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

    DG 471 029-2

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn Overture (Notturno) in B flat major for wind

    Performer: Consortium Classicum

    MDG GOLD 301 0416-2

  • Image for Georg Philipp Telemann

    Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto in A major for four violins

    Performer: Simon Standage (violin/director) Performer: Micaela Comberti, Miles Golding & Andrew Manze (violins) Performer: Collegium Musicum 90


  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Ave Maria from Otello

    Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performer: Georg Solti (conductor)

    DECCA 448 387-2

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Mazurka No.1 in A minor Op. 59

    Performer: Ronald Smith (piano)

    EMI CLASSICS 9 67121 2

  • Image for George Gershwin

    George Gershwin Variations on I Got Rhythm

    Performer: Howard Shelley (piano) Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)



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