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Sunday - Music in the Great War

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring music from World War I, the Best of British Music Playlist and listener requests.

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, including music from World War I and the Best of British music Playlist, compiled from listener requests. Also, including your requests for works by neglected composers and amateur music-making groups.

Email with your music requests.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Mark Blatchly

    For the fallen for chorus

    Choir: Jesus College Cambridge Choir. Performer: Robert Dixon. Performer: Rebecca Crawshaw. Director: Mark Williams.
    • War and Peace.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 7.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Chorale Prelude on 'Rockingham' (arr. Stephen Banfield)

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Music Arranger: Stephen Banfield.
    • The Sons of the Morning.
    • Albion Records.
    • 6.
  • George Butterworth

    6 Songs from 'A Shropshire lad'..: no.5; The Lads in their hundreds

    Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • English Songs.
    • Chandos.
    • 18.
  • George Frideric Handel

    La Resurrezione, Part 1, sc.1, no.2; Disserratevi, oh porte d'averno [Angelo]

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Harry Bickett.
    • Handel: In Italy: Lucy Crowe/English Concert:Harry Bicket.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 14.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony no. 9 (Op.95) in E minor "From the New World", 3rd mvt; Molto vivace

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Dvorak: Symphony no.9/Water Goblin: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
    • 3.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Turandot - Tanto amore segreto e inconfessato

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Singer: Arturo Chacon-Cruz. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Conductor: Marco Armiliato.
    • Renee Fleming; Verisimo; Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Guiseppe Verdi / Marco Ar.
    • Decca.
    • 15.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Trumpet Concerto in D major

    Performer: Friedemann Immer. Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Concertos for Wind Instruments: Musica Antiqua Koln/Goebel.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 12.
  • George Gershwin

    Piano Concerto in F major - 2nd movement, Adagio - Andante con moto

    Performer: Stefano Bollani. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto: Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Grieg: Complete Music with Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Frederick Keel

    Tomorrow for voice and piano

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Robin Tritschler.
    • Songs of 1914.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 10.
  • Franz Lehár

    Gold and Silver Waltz, Op 79

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Vienna Soiree: Gardiner/Vienna PO.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 28 in A major Op.101 for piano: 2nd movement; Allegro molto

    Performer: Artur Schnabel.
    • Schnabel: Beethoven - Piano Works, Vol.8.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Samuel Sebastian Wesley

    Air with variations (Holsworthy church bells) for organ

    Performer: Margaret Phillips.
    • Wesley: Music for Organ.
    • York.
    • 24.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Carousel Waltz (Carousel)

    Orchestra: The New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • American Light Music Classics.
    • Hyperion.
    • 22.
  • Judith Weir

    Arise! Arise!

    Ensemble: Schubert Ensemble.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin (Act 3, Sc 1: Polonaise)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • The Kirov Collection: Valery Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 4.


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