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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, celebrating British Music and continuing our Musical Map of Britain.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto No 1 in C major RV181a "La Cetra" - 1.Allegro

    Performer: Rachel Podger (violin)/ Arte dei Suonatori

    • CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS SA 33412.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise – Der Leiermann

    Performer: Werner Güra (baritone) Performer: Christoph Berner (piano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902066.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite, Op.11

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • John Storgårds (conductor).
  • Grigoras Dinicu

    The Skylark

    Performer: Adam Summerhayes (violin Performer: Emil Chakalov (violin) Performer: London Concertante

    • CHANDOS CHAN10453.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Nabucco: Part 3; Va, pensiero, sull'ali (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)

    Performer: Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano Performer: Riccardo Muti (conductor)

    • EMI 4167332.
  • Gordon Jacob

    Suite for Recorder and Strings – 1. Prelude; 4. Burlesca alla Rumba

    Performer: Annabel Knight (Recorder) Performer: Maggini String Quartet

    • NAXOS 8572364.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets – Saturn, Bringer of Old Age

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 3696902.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119: Intermezzo In C Major. Grazioso e giocoso

    Performer: Emmanuel Ax (piano)

    • SONY 88697-03510-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer – 1. De L'Aube À Midi Sur La Mer

    Performer: Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Performer: Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    • DECCA DUO 438 743-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV. 1066 - Overture

    Performer: Freiberg Baroque Orchestra

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902113.
  • Carl Orff

    Carmina Burana – "Ecce gratum" & Tanz"

    Performer: Highcliffe Junior Choir Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Performer: Marin Alsop (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8570033.
  • William Byrd

    Pavane – The Earle of Salisbury Pavan

    Arranger: Barbirolli Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Performer: John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • Barbirolli Society SJB1040.
  • Percy Grainger

    Shepherd's Hey

    Performer: London Wind Orchestra Performer: Denis Wick (conductor)

    • ASV 2067.
  • Robert Schumann

    In der Nacht Op74 Nr 4

    Performer: Julia Varady (soprano) Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

    • DG 457915-2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Noye's Fludde - "The Spacious Firmament On High"

    Performer: Owen Brannigan, Sheila Rex, Trevor Anthony Performer: English Opera Group Orchestra Performer: Norman del Mar (conductor)

    • DECCA 4363972.

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