Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    November (The Seasons)

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • LE CHANT DU MONDE LDC 278952.
  • Leo Brouwer

    Un dia de noviembre

    Performer: Milos Karadaglic

    • DG 479 0514.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture: Fidelio

    Performer: Staatskapelle Dresden Performer: Conducted by Karl Böhm

    • DG 423 870-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations [Aria]

    Performer: Steven Devine (harpsichord)

    • CHACONNE CHAN 0780.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Morning (Peer Gynt)

    Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk

    • NAXOS 8.550864.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No.1, Op.19

    Performer: Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Stig Westerberg

    • DISCOFIL SCD 1003.
  • John Coprario

    O Grief (Songs of Mourning)

    Performer: Paulin Bündgen (countertenor) Performer: Ensemble Celadon

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    March from Aida

    Performer: Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala Performer: Conducted by Lorin Maazel

    • DECCA 433 162-2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Antonius from "Egyptian Nights" Suite, Op.61

    Performer: Russian State Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Valeri Polyansky

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10056.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.36 "Linz" (fourth movement)

    Performer: The English Concert Performer: Conducted by Trevor Pinnock

    • ARCHIV 447 043-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Sanctus from Requiem

    Performer: Los Angeles Master Chorale Performer: Los Angeles Philharmonic Performer: Conducted by Zubin Mehta

    • DECCA 421 608-2.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Primavera for flute, harpe, violin, viola and cello (first movement)

    Performer: Philippe Racine (flute) Performer: Robert Zimansky (violin) Performer: Monika Clemann (viola) Performer: Curdin Coray (cello) Performer: Xenia Schindler (harp)

    • CLAVES CD 50-9003.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No.1 (third movement)

    Performer: Cleveland Orchestra Performer: Conducted by George Szell

    • CBS M3YK 45823.
  • Franz Liszt

    Liebestraum No.3 in A flat

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa (piano)

    • DECCA 478 457-2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pie Jesu (Requiem)

    Performer: Grace Davidson (soprano) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Performer: Conducted by Nigel Short

    • LSO LIVE LSO0728.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Gran Sestetto in E flat (movement)

    Performer: Aronowitz Ensemble with Dominic Seldis (double bass)

    • BBC Recording, New Generation Artists.
  • Julius Fucik

    The old grumbler

    Performer: Laurence Perkins (bassoon) Performer: New London Orchestra Performer: Conducted by Ronald Corp

    • HYPERION CDA 67453.


Carol Competition 2019

Carol Competition 2019

Here's everything you need to know about our competition for amateur composers.

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

How many of these rousing music questions can you answer?

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.