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Saturday - Martin Handley

2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 08 December 2012

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show.

As December progresses, plenty of festive music, requests and surprises.

Throughout December there's the Breakfast Advent Calendar - opening a door every day to reveal winter music and readings chosen by listeners and presenters.

As Christmas gets closer, listeners will have the chance to send a Breakfast Christmas Card by requesting a piece of music and dedicating it to a friend.

And in Your Call where we hear from our audience about their favourite pieces of music, there'll be the chance to introduce a favourite piece of music to the rest of the UK. In the run up to Christmas we'll be hearing about music that reminds listeners of the festive season.

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for John Philip Sousa

    John Philip Sousa The Liberty Bell

    Performer: Eastman Wind Ensemble Performer: Frederick Fennell (conductor)

    Mercury 434 300-2

  • Image for Josef Strauss

    Josef Strauss Die Schwätzerin ('The Gossip') – polka-mazurka, op.144

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

    Decca 455 254-2

  • Image for Domenico Scarlatti

    Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in E, K380

    Performer: Yuja Wang (piano)

    DG 477 8795

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini Overture to William Tell

    Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    DG 431 653-2

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Ellens dritter gesang (Ave Maria), D839

    Performer: Barbara Bonney (soprano) Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

    Teldec 4509-90873-2

  • Image for John Adams

    John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Marin Alsop (conductor)

    Naxos 8.559031

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for strings, RV 129 ('Madrigalesco')

    Performer: Concerto Italiano Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)

    Naïve OP 30377

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Symphony no.3 in E flat, op.97 ('Rhenish') – first movement

    Performer: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    DG 457 5912

  • Image for George Butterworth

    George Butterworth Loveliest of Trees

    Performer: Christopher Maltman (tenor) Performer: Roger Vignoles (piano)

    Hyperion CDA67378

  • Image for Paul Dukas

    Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: James Levine (conductor)

    DG 419 617-2

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten I wonder as I wander

    Performer: Mark Padmore (tenor) Performer: Malcolm Martineau (piano)

    Live performance – recorded at Wigmore Hall, London

  • Image for Arturo Márquez

    Arturo Márquez Danzón no.2

    Performer: Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Performer: Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

    DG 477 9154

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846

    Performer: András Schiff (piano)

    ECM 476 4827

  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

    Camille Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, op.12 – Chorus: 'Quare fremuerunt gentes'

    Performer: Choir of the Church of the Holy Cross, Dresden Performer: Dresden Philharmonic Performer: Martin Flämig (conductor)

    Capriccio 10 216

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Rondine for violin and piano

    Performer: Reka Szilvay (violin) Performer: Naoko Ichihashi (piano)


  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in A, K386

    Performer: Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano) Performer: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra Performer: Petra Müllejans (leader/director)

    Harmonia Mundi HMC 902147


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