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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 with your music requests.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 3 May 2014 07:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita for keyboard no. 5 (BWV.829) in G major; Gigue

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • J.S. Bach: 6 Partitas, BWV 825-830, Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
    • 14.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachiana brasileira No 5

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Ensemble: New World Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • RCA.
    • 5-6.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche - no.3; Brazileira [Mouvement de Samba]

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Chandos.
  • Karl Kohaut

    Concerto in F major for lute, 2 violins and cello

    Performer: Hopkinson Smith. Performer: Chiara Banchini. Performer: David Plantier. Singer: David Courvoisier. Performer: Roel Dieltiens.
    • Lautenkonzerte - Concerti pour Luth.
    • Astree.
    • 8-10.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije - Troika

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije / Alexander Nevsky: Abbado/Chicago SO.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 11.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Septet (Op.20) in E flat major arr. Druzecky, 2nd mvt; Adagio cantabile

    Ensemble: Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer. Music Arranger: Jirí Druzecký.
    • Beethoven: Octet etc.: Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Selma sedlak [The cunning peasant] - comic opera in 2 acts B.67

    Singer: Mariusz Kwiecien. Orchestra: Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz.
    • Slavic Heroes.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne no 6

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • 410 220-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 15.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture (Suite) (TWV.55:D6) in D major (Ouverture)

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Le Concert Spirituel - Au Temps de Louis XV: Le Concert Des Nations, Jordi Saval.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia, Op 26

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Sibelius: Finlandia/En Saga etc: Esa-Pekka Salonen.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Elijah Op.70: no.34; Behold, God the Lord passed by [chorus]

    Ensemble: La Chapelle Royale. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Mendelssohn/Elias/Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 11.
  • William Mathias

    Toccata giocosa Op.36`2 for organ

    Performer: Peter Crompton.
    • 'Toccatas and Roses' Peter Frompton plays the Hill Norman and Beard Organs of th.
    • Priory.
    • 3.
  • William Lawes

    Paven a5 (Set a5 in c)

    Ensemble: Phantasm.
    • William Lawes - Consorts to the Organ.
    • Linn.
    • 9.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Symphonie espagnole for violin and orch (Op.21), 5th movement; Rondo (Allegro)

    Performer: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow. Orchestra: Granada City Orchestra. Conductor: Kees Bakels.
    • Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole: Granada City Orchestra, Kees Bakels.
    • Bis.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Eternal source of light - birthday ode for Queen Anne: Eternal source of light

    Performer: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Orchestra: Armonico Consort. Director: Christopher Monks.
    • Let The Bright Seraphim Works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, A.Scarlatti and Handel.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 22.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Souvenir de Florence for string sextet (Op.70), 3rd mvt; Allegretto moderato

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in E minor: Le Tamborin

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • CDA67597.
    • 8.


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