Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Sunday - 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

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz from Eugene Onegin

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Tchaikovsky: Famous Waltzes: New York Philharmonic, Masur.
    • Teldec.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni)

    Singer: Danielle de Niese. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • The Mozart Album: Danielle de Niese.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Quintet in D major (4th mvt)

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Richard Hosford. Performer: Richard Watkins. Performer: Marianne Thorsen. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams: the Early Chamber Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fantaisie for piano and orchestra, 1st movement; Andante ma non troppo ...

    Conductor: Marek Janowski. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Performer: Barry Douglas.
    • Debussy: Fantasy for piano and orchestra: Douglas/Janowski.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (LWV.43), Chaconne of the Scaramouches

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • L'Orchestre du Roi Soleil.
    • ALIA VOX.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 3 Movt 1

    Performer: Julia Fischer.
    • 5186 072.
    • Pentatone Classics.
    • 10.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne (In London town) - overture (Op.40)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Elgar: Symphony No.2/Cockaigne: LPO/Boult.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • John Ireland

    Sea Fever

    Performer: Christopher Maltman. Performer: Graham Johnson.
    • CDA 67261/2.
    • 21.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet in E flat major, Op 20: 4th Movement, Presto

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Lucy Gould. Performer: Sophie Besancon. Performer: Christian Eisenberger. Performer: Pascal Siffert. Performer: Stewart Eaton. Performer: William Conway. Performer: Kate Gould.
    • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto: Daniel Hope, COE, Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Summer schemes (Earth and air and rain, Op.15)

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • Finzi: The English Song Series 15: Williams/Burnside.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat major, Op 26

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia.
    • Chandos.
  • Thomas Arne

    Alfred - masque, Rule Britannia!

    Conductor: Nicholas McGegan. Singer: Jamie MacDougall. Singer: Jennifer Smith. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale.
    • Thomas Arne: Alfred: Nicholas Mcgegan/Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 24.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Valse-caprice No 1 in A major, Op 30

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Faure - Piano Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (Roméo et Juliette)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Renee Fleming: Arias from manon lescaut, la bohème, madama butterfly, turandot,.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Havanaise, Op 83

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Virgin.
  • Morton Gould

    Boogie Woogie Etude

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • 478 5334.
    • DECCA.
    • 26.


Carol Competition 2019

Carol Competition 2019

Here's everything you need to know about our competition for amateur composers.

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

How many of these rousing music questions can you answer?

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.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

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

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.