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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.
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2 hours

Last on

Sat 15 Mar 2014 07:00

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream, Op.61 (Overture)

    Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mendelssohn: Overtures: LSO, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Scherzo-tarantelle in G minor, Op 16

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Eduard Laurel.
    • Wieniawski, Sarasate: James Ehnes, Eduard Laurel.
    • CBC Records.
  • Aaron Copland

    Buckaroo Holiday (Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo)

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Copland the Populist: Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 3.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber


    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Teldec.
  • William Alwyn

    Lyra angelica - concerto for harp and strings: 4th mvt

    Performer: Osian Ellis. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: William Alwyn.
    • William Alwyn - Lyra Angelica; Autumn Legend.
    • Lyrita.
    • 8.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Va tacito (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)

    Singer: David Daniels. Performer: Roger Montgomery. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Handel: Operatic Arias: Daniels/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Norrington.
    • Virgin Veritas.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    3 Pieces for piano (Op.23) - no.1; Aria: Con moto

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • CDDCA 863.
    • ASV.
    • 5.
  • Eduard Strauss

    Helenen-Quadrille (Op.14)

    Composer: Jacques Offenbach. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georges Prêtre.
    • New Year's Concert 2010.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'isle joyeuse

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 2: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 14.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    La clemenza di Tito (Overture)

    Orchestra: Norwegian National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Mozart: Overtures: Norwegian National Opera Orchestra/Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
    • 1.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Virga Jesse floruit

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Bruckner: Mass in E minor/Motets: Polyphony/Britten Sinfonia/Layton.
    • Hyperion.
    • 12.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    La fête infernale; Les démons (Suite from Alceste)

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Lully: L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 28.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Bel raggio lusinghier (Semiramide)

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Choir: Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Edoardo Müller.
    • Colbran, The Muse.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 8.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in blue for piano and orchestra

    Performer: André Previn. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Previn plays Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, London Symphony Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No 3 BWV 814: Gigue

    Performer: Ton Koopman.
    • 4509 94805-2.
    • ERATO.
    • 18.


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