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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical beakfast show. Including Weber's overture to his opera Der Freischutz, Verdi's Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and JC Bach's Symphony No 4.

Martin Handley presents Breakfast, including Weber's overture to his opera Der Freischutz played by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi's opera Nabucco is performed by the Choir and Orchestra of la Scala, Milan, under the baton of Riccardo Muti, and J C Bach's Symphony No.4 is played by the Academy of Ancient Music directed by Simon Standage.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Bazzini

    La Ronde des Lutins – scherzo fantastique for violin and piano, Op.25

    Performer: James Ehnes (violin) Performer: Eduard Laurel (piano)

    • ONYX 4038.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Der Freischütz – overture

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    • TELDEC 4509-97758-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    No.3 – The Gardener, from 4 Songs for female chorus with two horns and harp, Op.17 words:

    Performer: Monteverdi Choir Performer: Delyth Wynne (harp) Performer: Anthony Halstead & Christian Rutherford (horns)

    • PHILIPS 475 7558.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Sinfonie from Salustia

    Performer: Orchestra da Camera di Santa Cecilia Performer: Alessio Vlad (conductor)

    • EUROPA MUSICA 350-262.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703

    Performer: Belcea Quartet

    • EMI CLASSICS 5 57419 2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Chorus of Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco, Act 2

    Performer: Choir and Orchestra of the Scala Theatre, Milan Performer: Riccardo Muti (conductor)

    • EMI CLASSICS 7 54484 2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Don Carlos (Verdi): Choeur de fête et marche finale

    Performer: François-René Duchâble (piano)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 0 96359 2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Return of Lemminkaïnen from The Four legends of Lemminkaïnen, Op.22

    Performer: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

    • CHANT DU MONDE LDC 288 015/17.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no.32 (K.318) in G major – Overture

    Performer: SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Performer: Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)

    • HÄNSSLER CLASSIC CD 93.216.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2

    Performer: Peter Jablonski (piano)

    • DECCA 448 645-2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) no.2: Ging heut Morgen übers Feld ("

    Performer: Dagmar Pecková (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Jiří Bělohlávek (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU 3030-2 231.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony, Op.18 No.4

    Performer: The Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Simon Standage (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 0713 X.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Kijé's Wedding from Lieutenant Kijé – symphonic suite, Op.60

    Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 419 603-2.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Gloria from Mass in B flat major for 6 voices and continuo

    Performer: Gabrieli Consort & Players Performer: Paul McCreesh (director)

    • ARCHIV 474 7142.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Courtly Dances from Symphonic Suite from 'Gloriana', Op.53a

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Edward Gardner (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10658.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Blumensprache, D519

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts (soprano) Performer: Roger Vignoles (piano)

    • RCA RED SEAL 88697329322.

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