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Sunday - Martin Handley

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 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

17 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

    Sir Charles Villiers Stanford IV. A reel from 4 Irish Dances (arranged Grainger)

    Performer: Piers Lane (piano)

    HELIOS CDH55454

  • Image for Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky Firebird Suite: Berceuse & Finale

    Performer: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Paavo Jarvi

    TELARC CD80587

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Come in ciel benigna stella from Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122

    Performer: Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) Performer: La Risonanza Performer: Directed by Fabio Bonizzoni

    GLOSSA GCD921527

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn II. Andante from Symphony 94 – Surprise

    Performer: Philharmonia Hungarica Performer: Conducted by Antal Dorati

    LONDON 4485312

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor: III Allegro Vivace

    Performer: Martha Argerich Performer: Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Performer: Conducted by Charles Dutoit

    EMI 5456822

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Chanson de Matin (arranged Brodsky Quartet)

    Performer: Brodsky Quartet


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    [anonymous] Marry Me Now (arranged Herbert Hughes); The Tinker's Daughter (arranged Moeran); The Lost

    Performer: Ailish Tynan (soprano) Performer: Iain Burnside (piano)


  • Image for Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre

    Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre Sonata No 2 for Violin and Keyboard

    Performer: Les Dominos


  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi 1. Allegro from Concerto in G minor RV.531 for 2 Cellos and orchestra

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma and Jonathan Marsden (Baroque Cellos) Performer: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Ton Koopman


  • Image for Sir Malcolm Arnold

    Sir Malcolm Arnold Scottish Dances

    Performer: The Philharmonia Performer: Conducted by Bryden Thomas


  • Image for Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

    Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev St Matthew Passion: Chorus – Come let us sing a holy lament to Christ

    Performer: Choir of the State Tretyakov Gallery Performer: Tchaikovsky Great Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev

    RELIEF CR991094

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor

    Performer: Davitt Moroney

    Harmonia Mundi HMC 90128588

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod

    Charles-François Gounod St Cecilia Mass: Benedictus

    Performer: Barbara Hendricks Performer: Laurence Dale Performer: Jean-Philippe Lafont Performer: Choeur de Radio-France Performer: Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique Performer: Georges Prêtre

    HMV HMV5740552

  • Image for Emmanuel Chabrier

    Emmanuel Chabrier Joyeuse March

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier


  • Image for Giacomo Puccini

    Giacomo Puccini Tosca: Vissi d'arte

    Performer: Angela Gheorghiu Performer: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden

    EMI 5577062

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert IV. Presto Vivace from Symphony No. 3 in D

    Performer: English Sinfonia Performer: Sir Charles Groves

    IMP PCD967

  • Image for John Field

    John Field Nocturne No. 7

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (piano)

    NAXOS 8550761


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