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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's breakfast show, with festive music and surprises. Including the BBC Singers with specially recorded carols and the Breakfast Advent Calendar.

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. As December progresses, plenty of festival music and surprises.

From 15th December, the BBC Singers will be specially recording carols - some of them requested by our listeners.

There's the Breakfast Advent Calendar - opening a door every day to reveal winter music and readings chosen by listeners and presenters.

Closer to Christmas, listeners will have the chance to send a Breakfast Christmas Card by requesting a piece of music and dedicating it to a friend.

And in Your Call where we hear from our audience about their favourite pieces of music, there's the chance to introduce a favourite piece of music to the rest of the UK. In the run up to Christmas we'll be hearing about music that reminds listeners of the festive season.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 22 Dec 2012 07:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    In Dulce Jubilo BWV608

    Performer: Onyx Brass

    • RESONUS RES10105.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carillon from L'Arlesienne Suite No.1

    Performer: Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles Performer: Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • NAÏVE V5130.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Impromptu in G flat major Op.51

    Performer: Murray Perahia (piano)

    • SONY 8869748232.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Overture to Hansel & Gretel

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Georg Solti (conductor)

    • DECCA 4211122.
  • Stuart Nicholson

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

    Performer: BBC Singers (tenor solo Stephen Jeffes) Performer: Gavin Roberts (organ) Performer: Paul Brough (conductor)

    • BBC Singers recorded at Maida Vale Studio 1.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor Op.7 – third movement 'La Campanella'

    Performer: Salvatore Accardo (violin) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DG 4153782.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Aria 'Nacque, col Gran Messia' from Cantata 'Non sòn qual più m'ingombra'

    Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: London Baroque

    • BIS CD1135.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.39 in E flat K543 – fourth movement Finale

    Performer: The English Concert Performer: Trevor Pinnock

    • ARCHIV 4470432.
  • John Ireland

    The Holy Boy

    Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Paul Brough (conductor)

    • BBC Singers recorded at Maida Vale Studio 1.
    • 41244.
  • Maurice Ravel - Bolero

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Pierre Boulez (conductor)

  • George Frideric Handel

    Why Do the Nations (The Messiah) & Chorus 'Let us break their bonds'

    Performer: Eamonn Dougan (bass) Performer: Choir of New College Oxford Performer: Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Edward Higginbottom (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8570131-32.
  • Robert Schumann

    Etudes symphoniques Op.13 – Finale: Allegro brillante

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67166.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Christmas Overture

    Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra Performer: Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8570331.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in B flat Op.4 No.1 RV383a

    Performer: Rachel Podger (violin) Performer: Arte dei Suonatori

    • CCSSEL6212.
  • William Byrd

    O magnum mysterium

    Performer: Theatre of Voices Performer: Ars Nova Copenhagen Performer: Paul Hiller (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU807565.

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