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Saturday - Martin Handley

2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 13 August 2011

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast show, including Offenbach's overture to Orpheus in the Underworld performed by the Sadlers Wells Opera Orchestra under Alexander Faris, music from Mendelssohn's Symphony No.4 "Italian" performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jaime Laredo, and the Florestan Trio perform the first movement from Faure's Piano Trio in D minor.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 29 – Wir danken dir, Gott wir danken dir

    Performer: John Toll (organ) Performer: Taverner Players Performer: Andrew Parrott (director)

    VIRGIN VERITAS 5 61304 2

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré First movement of Piano Trio in D minor Op.120

    Performer: The Florestan Trio


  • Image for Heitor Villa-Lobos

    Heitor Villa-Lobos Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 for soprano and eight cellos

    Performer: Jill Gomez (soprano) Performer: The Pleeth Cello Octet

    HYPERION CDA 66257

  • Image for Saverio Mercadante

    Saverio Mercadante Finale from Concerto in D major for flute and orchestra

    Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Performer: English Chamber Orchestra

    APEX 2564 617 91-2

  • Image for Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Good Night from Suite for Skip and Sadie

    Performer: Richard Rodney Bennett and Carol Rosenberger (piano four-hands)

    DELOS DE 6002

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Coronation Anthem – Zadok the Priest

    Performer: The King’s Consort and Choir Performer: Robert King (conductor)


  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Impromptu

    Performer: Virtuosi di Kuhmo Performer: Peter Csaba (conductor)

    ONDINE ODE 992-2

  • Image for Girolamo Frescobaldi

    Girolamo Frescobaldi Capriccio sopra La Bassa Fiamenga

    Performer: Richard Lester (harpsichord)

    NIMBUS NI 5870

  • Image for Jacques Offenbach

    Jacques Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

    Arranger: Carl Binder Performer: Sadler’s Wells Opera Orchestra Performer: Alexander Faris (conductor)


  • Image for Antonio Caldara

    Antonio Caldara Gloria from Mass in F

    Performer: Ludmila Vernerova-Novakova (soprano) Performer: Virginie Walterova (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Lubomir Vraspir (tenor) Performer: Zdenek Harvanek (bass) Performer: Prague Chamber Chorus Performer: Musica Bohemica Orchestra Performer: Jaroslav Kreck (conductor)

    PANTON 81 1180-2

  • Image for Franz Reizenstein

    Franz Reizenstein Final section of Concerto Populare

    Performer: David Owen Norris (piano) Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Michael Massey (conductor)

    DECCA 425 401 2

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Andante (First movement) from Notturno for four orchestras K.286

    Performer: The Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Christopher Hogwood (director)

    L’OISEAU-LYRE 411 720-2

  • Image for Francis Poulenc

    Francis Poulenc Intermede

    Performer: Eric Parkin (piano)


  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn 1st movement from Symphony No.4 in A major Op.90 "Italian"

    Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Performer: Jaime Laredo (conductor)

    NIMBUS NI 5067

  • Image for Béla Bartók

    Béla Bartók Hungarian Pictures

    Performer: Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra Performer: Adam Fischer (conductor)

    NIMBUS NI 5309


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