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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. Including Herrmann's overture to Citizen Kane, Haydn's London Trio No 4, and music from Purcell's The Fairy Queen.

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast show, including Herrmann's overture to Citizen Kane performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Bateman, Haydn's London Trio No. 4 is performed by Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Issac Stern (violin) and Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), and music from Purcell's The Fairy Queen is performed by the Sixteen Orchestra conducted by Harry Christophers.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Symphony from the Fairy Queen Act II (sun rise)

    Performer: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • COLLINS DIGITAL 70132.
  • Franz Schubert

    Marche militaire no.1 in D major

    Performer: Maria João Pires, Hüseyin Sermet (piano four hands)

    • ERATO ECD 75469.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Parysatis – Airs de ballet

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Geoffrey Simon (conductor)

    • CALA CACDS 4031.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria: 'Letzte Stunde, brich herein' from Cantata BWV.31

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts (soprano) Performer: Katharina Spreckelsen (oboe obbligato) Performer: The English Concert Performer: Harry Bicket (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 807550.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz with chorus from Eugene Onegin Act II

    Performer: Jürgen Hartfiel (bass: a captain) Performer: Thomas Allen (baritone: Onegin) Performer: Neil Shicoff (tenor: Lensky) Performer: Leipzig Radio Choir Performer: Staatskapelle Dresden Performer: James Levine (conductor)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 427 681-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    3 Waltzes Op.64

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901927.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Citizen Kane – overture (1941 Orson Welles)

    Performer: The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Paul Bateman (conductor)

    • SILVA SCREEN FILMXCD 308.
  • Castello

    Sonata no.2 for soprano instrument

    Performer: Convivium (feat. Elizabeth Wallfisch – violin)

    • HYPERION CDA66985.
  • Ivor Gurney

    When smoke stood up from Ludlow from Ludlow and Teme

    Performer: Andrew Kennedy (tenor) Performer: Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano) Performer: Dante Quartet

    • SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD112.
  • John Philip Sousa

    The Liberty Bell – march

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

    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 475 6182.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ombra mai fu from Serse Act 1

    Performer: Rolando Villazón (tenor: Serse) Performer: Gabrieli Players Performer: Paul McCreesh (conductor)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 8854.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Mavis in Las Vegas

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (conductor)

    • COLLINS CLASSICS 15242.
  • Joseph Haydn

    London Trio no.4

    Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Performer: Isaac Stern (violin) Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

    • CBS CD 37786.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for mandolin, strings and basso continuo RV.425

    Performer: Duilio Galfetti (mandolin) Performer: I Barocchisti Performer: Diego Fasolis (director/organ)

    • CLAVES CD 50-2204.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Offertoire from Requiem Op.48

    Performer: John Carol Case (baritone) Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Performer: New Philharmonia Orchestra

    • Sir David Willcocks (conductor).
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo a capriccio Op.129 'Rage over a lost penny'

    Performer: Alice Sara Ott (piano)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 9291.

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