Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the Best of British Music Playlist, listener requests, works by neglected composers and wake-up calls.

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 16 Aug 2014 07:00

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Concerto for keyboard and orchestra (H.18.11) in D major, 1st movement; Vivace

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy. Conductor: Bernard Labadie.
    • CDA67925.
    • Hyperion.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt - incidental music Op.23: no.19; Solveigs sang [Solveig's song]

    Singer: Camilla Tilling. Conductor: Paavo Järvi. Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
    • Grieg: Peer Gynt.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 14.
  • Fanny Hensel

    String Quartet in E flat major (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartets Op. 13 in A minor, Op. 80 in F minor:.
    • Virgin.
    • 8.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Scaramouche - suite for 2 pianos (Op.165b)

    Performer: Sergio Tiempo. Performer: Karin Lechner.
    • La Belle Epoque: Duo Lechner Tiempo.
    • Avanti Classic.
    • 1-3.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Playful Pizzicato (Simple Symphony)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Britten: The Young Person's Guide etc: LSO/ECO/Britten.
    • Decca.
  • John Dunstable

    Quam pulchra es

    Choir: Tonus Peregrinus.
    • Dunstable: Sweet Harmony.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Montagues and Capulets (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Leningrad Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • Prokofiev: Cinderella/Romeo & Juliet: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra/Temir.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 9.
  • Xaver Scharwenka

    Spanish Serenade

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Spanish Album: Stephen Hough.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    String Quintet in C, G.310: 2nd mvt; Minuetto con moto-Trio

    Ensemble: RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet.
    • CDA 67383.
    • 2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Rakastava, Op 14

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Baltic Runes.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 002.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction and Allegro

    Ensemble: Montreal Chamber Players.
    • Autour de la harpe: Montreal Chamber Players.
    • Atma Classique.
    • 10.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Verano porteno

    Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica. Director: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Gidon Kremer.
    • Eight Seasons.
    • Nonesuch Records.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Choir: La Chapelle Royale. Orchestra: La Chapelle Royale. Director: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • J.S. Bach: Motets 225-230: Collegium Vocale Gent/Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774

    Composer: Felix Mendelssohn. Performer: Murray Perahia. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.
    • Sony.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Serenata (Six Pieces for violin and piano)

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Strauss/Respighi: Violin Sonatas.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Rag-Mazurka (Les biches)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Paris 1920: Orchestre de PAris/Semyon Bychkov.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata (Kk.514) in C major

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • D. Scarlatti: Sonatas: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 10.


Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.