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Saturday - Martin Handley

2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 16 March 2013

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, celebrating the Baroque Spring season. Featuring Breakfast Forty-Eight - a daily morning dose of the 48 Preludes and Fugues of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. As part of Breakfast's Musical Map of Britain, running throughout 2013, Breakfast will be asking listeners to highlight Baroque connections to their area of the UK.
BBC Radio 3's Baroque Spring is a month long season of music, drama and comedy dedicated to shedding new light on the Baroque era.

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel IV: La Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks

    Performer: The King’s Consort Performer: Directed by Robert King


  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak iv. Allegro con brio from Piano Trio no. 3 in F minor Op. 65

    Performer: Isabelle Faust (violin) Performer: Jean Guihen Queyras (cello) Performer: Alexander Melnikov (piano)


  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Music from Wasps: March past of the kitchen utensils

    Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conducted by James Judd

    NAXOS 8572304

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Final Chorus -Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder from St Matthew Passion

    Performer: Dunedin Consort & Players Performer: John Butt

    LINN CKD313

  • Image for Georges Bizet

    Georges Bizet Pres des remparts from Carmen

    Performer: Teresa Berganza Performer: Placido Domingo Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Claudio Abbado

    DECCA 4755182

  • Image for Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi 1. Stabat Mater, from Stabat Mater

    Performer: Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor) Performer: Barbara Bonney (soprano) Performer: Les Talens Lyrique Performer: Conducted by Christophe Rousset

    DECCA 4661342

  • Image for Franz Liszt

    Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 in C sharp minor

    Performer: Jorge Bolet

    DECCA 4448512

  • Image for Aram Khachaturian

    Aram Khachaturian Mazurka from Masquerade Suite

    Performer: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra Performer: Kiril Kondrashin

    RCA 09026633022

  • Image for John Adams

    John Adams Tromba Lontana

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Simon Rattle

    EMI CDC5550512

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude & Fugue in F sharp major No.13

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter

    GD 60949

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten - Curlew River: The Moon Has Risen

    Performer: Gidon Saks (Abbot) Performer: Philip Langridge (Madwoman) Performer: Thomas Allen (Ferryman) Performer: Simon Keenlyside (Traveller) Performer: Charles Richardson (Spirit of the Boy) Performer: London Voices (Pilgrims) Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Performer: Directed by Sir Neville Marriner

    PHILIPS 4544692, tr 12

  • Image for Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov Cappricio Espagnol

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Conducted by Vassily Sinaisky


  • Image for Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein I am easily assimilated (Old Lady's Tango) from Candide

    Performer: Christa Ludwig Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Leonard Bernstein


  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Rondo in A minor K. 511

    Performer: Lise de la Salle

    NAÏVE V5080

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi Quell'ombr'esser vorrei from Second book of madrigals

    Performer: The consort of Musicke Performer: Anthony Rooley


  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Romance from The Gadfly

    Performer: Janine Jansen (violin) Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Barry Wordsworth

    DECCA 4750112


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