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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's breakfast show, with the Best of British Music Playlist and Georgian Gems. Plus requests for amateur music-making groups and wake-up calls.

18th Century season. Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring Handel at half-past eight and Georgian Gems, compiled from listener requests. Also, including the Best of British music Playlist and your requests for amateur music-making groups and wake-up calls.
Email with your music requests.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    3 Choral Hymns: no. 1; Easter Hymn

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Performer: Ashok Gupta. Conductor: Timothy Brown.
    • Vaughan Williams: Sacred Choral Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

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

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Performer: Kati Debretzeni. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, English Baroque Soloists.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy: Preludes, etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 18.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Macbeth (Act 3: Ballet Music)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Verdi: Macbeth.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • André Previn

    Tango, Song and Dance (Song)

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Performer: André Previn.
    • Tango Song and Dance: Andre Previn, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • Henry Purcell

    If music be the food of love

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Conductor: Stefano Montanari.
    • Henry Purcell, O Solitude: Andreas Scholl/Accademia Bizantina.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Britten - Orchestral Works.
    • EMI.
    • 9-23.
  • Robert Johnson

    Full Fathom Five

    Performer: Deborah Roberts. Ensemble: The Broadside Band. Conductor: Jeremy Barlow.
    • CDSDL 409.
    • SAYDISC.
    • 1.
  • John Garth

    Concerto for cello, strings and bc no. 3 in A major: 1st mvt;

    Performer: Richard Tunnicliffe. Ensemble: Avison Ensemble. Conductor: Pavlo Beznosiuk.
    • John Garth: Six concertos for violoncello: Tunnicliffe/Avison Ensemble/Beznosiuk.
    • Divine Art.
    • 7.
  • Anon.

    Amazing Grace

    Lyricist: John Newton. Performer: Judy Collins. Choir: The Stephen Hill Singers.
    • A Heart of Gold.
    • Telstar.
    • 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Annette von Hehn. Performer: Stefan Heinemeyer. Performer: Thomas Hoppe. Ensemble: ATOS Trio.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano trios: ATOS Trio.
    • CPO.
  • George Frideric Handel

    I know that my Redeemer liveth; Since by man came death (Messiah)

    Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Handel - Messiah.
    • Coro.
    • 22-23.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier


    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Ravel: Bolero: Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 4.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Serenata in vano for clarinet, horn, bassoon, cello & d.bass (FS.68)

    Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • DXL 1122.


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