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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's breakfast show, with the Best of British Music Playlist, compiled from listener requests. Plus neglected composers and amateur music groups.

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the Best of British music Playlist, compiled from listener requests. Also, including your requests for works by neglected composers, amateur music-making groups and wake-up calls.
Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk with your music requests.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Jeremiah Clarke

    Trumpet voluntary 'The Prince of Demark's March'

    Performer: Stephen Keavy. Ensemble: The Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Rondeaux Royaux: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 3 in E flat major Op.55 (Eroica): 3rd movement; Scherzo

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Beethoven For All.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67731/2.
    • 6.
  • Jean Sibelius Quartet

    Andante festivo arr. for string orchestra and timpani [orig. for string quartet]

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Sibelius: Gothenburg SO, Jarvi.
    • Bis.
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour, Op 12, for violin and piano

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
    • James Ehnes - Homage.
    • Onyx.
    • 15.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    1st mvt from Symphony No.2, Op.40

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 5 66324 2.
    • 1.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in D major, Op 23 No 4

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Rachmaninov: Simon Trpceski.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 11.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • J.S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos; Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Andrea Falconiero

    Ciaconna

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Lorenza Borrani. Ensemble: Soloists from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Daniel Hope - Air.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op.60

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Chopin - Late Masterpieces.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • William Walton

    Then sing aloud to God (Belshazzar's Feast)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Warner Apex.
  • John Williams

    The Throne Room/End Title

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • John Williams conducts John Williams: The Star Wars Trilogy.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 13.
  • Maurice Ravel

    L'Enharmonique from Pieces de clavecin in G major

    Performer: Skip Sempé.
    • PARADIZO.
    • PA0005.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Questa o quella (Rigoletto)

    Orchestra: Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan. Singer: Rolando Villazón. Conductor: Daniele Callegari.
    • Rolando Villazon: Tenor.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 11.
  • David Popper

    Chanson villageoise

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Cécile Licad.
    • HYPERION.
    • CDA67831.
    • 1.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no.101 in D major 'Clock' (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Haydn, 12 London Symphonies: Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles.
    • Naive.
    • 10.

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