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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

  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Suite pastorale for orchestra [from 4 of '10 Pieces...], Sous-bois

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Chabrier: Espana: Wiener Philharmoniker, John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise in A major, Op 40 No 1, 'Military'

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Chopin: Polonaises: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere mei Deus [Psalm 51] for 9 voices

    Conductor: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
    • Allegri: Miserere etc: Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Willcocks.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Homeward, Op 62 No 6

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • Grieg Lyric Pieces.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto for horn and orchestra no. 3 (K.447) in E flat maj, 2nd mvt; Romanze...

    Performer: Radovan Vlatković. Director: Jeffrey Tate. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart The Collectors Edition 50 CDs The Masterpieces The Greatest Artists.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon noni toni à 12, C183

    Music Arranger: Eric Crees. Performer: London Symphony Brass. Conductor: Eric Crees.
    • Cathedral Brass: London Symphony Brass/Crees.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 9.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G minor Op.94, arr. for cello and orchestra [orig. cello and piano]

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano. Performer: Han‐Na Chang.
    • Romance: Lalo; Tchaikovsky; Casals etc..
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    [St Matthew Passion] Matthauspassion (BWV.244) Part 1 - final chorus

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin.
  • George Frideric Handel

    La réjouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
  • John Foulds

    A Lament (Keltic Suite, Op 29)

    Conductor: Sakari Oramo. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • John Foulds: Dynamic Triptych etc: Donohoe/Oramo/CBSO.
    • Warner.
    • 10.
  • Adolf Schulz-Evler

    Arabesques on a theme from 'The Beautiful Blue Danube' for piano

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Dances - Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Decca.
    • 24.
  • Jean Sibelius

    9 Partsongs Op.18: no.3; Saarela palaa [Fire on the island]; no.4; Min rastas..

    Choir: Tapiola Choir. Conductor: Kari Ala-Pöllänen.
    • Jean Sibelius: Complete Choral Songs for Mixed, Female and Children's Voices.
    • Finlandia.
    • 6-7.
  • William Walton

    Popular Song (Façade)

    Singer: Edith Sitwell. Conductor: Frederick Prausnitz. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra.
    • Sir William Walton: Facade/Belshazzar's Feast.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 16.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata in A major RV.758 (Manchester sonata no.6) for violin and continuo

    Performer: Andrew Manze. Performer: Nigel North. Performer: John Toll.
    • Vivaldi: 'Mancester' Sonatas.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 21-24.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Contredanse for piano in G flat major

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Chopin: The Solo Piano Works: Ashkenazy.
    • London.
    • 10.
  • Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin - Act I Prelude

    Performer: Christiane Karg. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • Wagner: Preludes & Overtures: Cleveland Orchestra/Welser-Most.
    • Deustche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Trad.

    Tiganeasca De La Pogoanele

    Ensemble: She'Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble.
    • She'Koyokh: Wild Goates and Unmarried Women.
    • Riverboat Records/World Music Network.
    • 4.


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