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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the next instalment of Peter Donohoe's 50 Great Pianists at 8:30 as part of Piano Season on the BBC.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orpheus' Lament and Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Euridice, arranged Kempf

    Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

    • DG 439 108-2.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Autumn in Buenos Aires from Four Seasons

    Performer: Goran Sollscher (guitar)

    • DG 469 376-2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Symphony in C, first movement

    Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • DG 423 624-2.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zapateado op.23 no.2

    Performer: Vadim Repin (violin) Performer: Alexander Markovich (piano)

    • ERATO 3984 25487-2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pavane for Orchestra and Choir

    Performer: Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 421 410-2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet no.12 'American' first movement

    Performer: Hagen Quartet

    • DG 419601.
  • William Boyce

    The King Shall Rejoice

    Performer: The Choir of New College, Oxford Performer: The Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Edward Higginbottom (conductor)

    • DG 476 7230.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Romance from second Suite for Two pianos op.17

    Performer: Katia and Marielle Lebeque (piano)

    • ERATO 3984 25599-2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Autumn from the Seasons (complete)

    Performer: Anthony Marwood (violin) Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Performer: Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

    • BMG 570452.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Ceremony of Carols: Balulalow; As dew in Aprille and This Little Babe

    Performer: Coventry Cathedral Boy’s Choir Performer: Paul Daniel (treble) Performer: Daniel Lepine (conductor)

    • Chapter One Records CMS 1006.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Quando m'en vo from La boheme

    Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: John Pritchard (conductor)

    • SONY SMK 60975.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Marches for Military Band op.69 'March for a Spartakiade' and Marching Song

    Performer: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra Performer: Clark Rundell (conductor)

    • CHANDOS 10166.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude in G flat Op 10 No5

    Performer: Ferruccio Busoni (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.110777.
  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Elegy No 2 "All'Italia"

    Performer: Egon Petri (piano)

    • PEARL GEMMCD9078.
  • Dag Wirén

    March from Serenade for Strings op.11

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)

    • EMI 68161-2.
  • Robert Parsons

    Ave Maria

    Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • CORO 16056.
  • Maurice Ravel

    A la maniere de…Borodine

    Performer: Louis Lortie (piano)

    • CHANDOS X10142-2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo a la Russe

    Performer: City of Birmingham Philharmonic Performer: Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 749178-2.

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