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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 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk with your music requests.

2 hours

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    Le tic-toc-choc ou Les maillotins (Ordre No 18)

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Alexandre Tharaud - Autograph.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

    Concerto Op.74 for harp and orchestra: 3rd movement; Allegro giocoso

    Performer: Claire Jones. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Watkins.
    • Gliere/Mozart/Debussy.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 3 (Op. 90) in F major, 3rd mvt; Poco allegretto

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Brahms: Symphonies 1-4. Berliner Philharmoniker - Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)

    Choir: Cantus Cölln. Orchestra: Concerto Palatino. Conductor: Konrad Junghänel.
    • Selva Morale E Spirituale.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

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

    Director: Trevor Pinnock. Orchestra: European Brandenburg Ensemble.
    • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos: European Brandenburg Ensemble, Trevor Pinnock.
    • Avie.
    • 1.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Rondine..: Act 1; Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Doretta's dream)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Pritchard.
    • A Room with a View [Soundtrack].
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Michael Tippett

    Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli

    Conductor: Andrew Davis. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Teldec.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture, Op 96

    Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5, Piano Concerto no. 2: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, A.
    • Delos.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in E flat major RV.253, Op.8`5 (La Tempesta di mare)..

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Performer: Daniel Hope.
    • Vivaldi Concertos.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8-10.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in E flat major, Op 1 No 1 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Anthony Marwood. Performer: Richard Lester. Performer: Susan Tomes. Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Beethoven: The Complete Music for Piano Trio, Vol. 3: Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Antonio Valente

    Gallarda; Jarabe loco (Folías criollas)

    Lyricist: Enrique Barona. Ensemble: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Ensemble: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • El Nuevo Mundo: Folías Criollas.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 1.
  • Max Bruch

    Concerto for violin and orchestra no.1 (Op.26) in G minor, 3rd movement; Finale

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jakub Hrůša.
    • Tchaikovsky/Bruch Violin Concertos: Nicola Benedetti.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 6.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Mavis in Las Vegas - overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 1; Mavis in Las Vegas.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.572348.
    • 5.

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