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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the Best of British Music Playlist and listener requests. Email

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

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 63 BWV.63 (Christen, atzet diesen Tag): Christen, atzet diesen Tag

    Choir: Amsterdam Baroque Choir. Conductor: Ton Koopman. Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
    • Bach - Complete Cantatas Volume 3.
    • Erato.
    • 1.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio for string orchestra arr. from 2nd mvt of String Quartet

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Barber: Cello Concerto / Medea Suite / Adagio for Strings.
    • Naxos.
    • 11.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2 arr Heifetz

    Performer: Nikolaj Znaider. Performer: Daniel Gortler.
    • Bravo! Virtuoso and Romantic Encores For Violin.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Henry VIII - incidental music for tenor, chorus and orchestra: Allegretto grazio

    Conductor: Royston Nash. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Sullivan: Pineapple Poll; Henry VIII; Victoria and Merrie England.
    • Decca.
    • 13.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major, D 956 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Boris Brovtsyn. Performer: Amihai Grosz. Performer: Torleif Thedéen. Performer: Jens Peter Maintz.
    • Schubert/Schoenberg: Janine Jansen.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • John Rutter

    Requiem Mass vers. for 2 sopranos, chorus and orchestra [1985]: Requiem aeternam

    Conductor: Stephen Layton. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Polyphony.
    • Rutter - Requiem.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Georges Bizet

    Farandole, from L'Arlésienne – Suite No 2

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Bizet: Carmen, L'Arlesienne Suites: Montreal, Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

    Deuxieme suite – Courante 1

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • CHAN 0545.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 3.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets - suite (Op.32), Mercury, the winged messenger

    Conductor: Adrian Boult. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Holst: The Planets: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ariodante..: Act 2 sc.3; E vivo ancore..Scherza infida [Ariodante]

    Ensemble: Le Concert d’Astrée. Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm.
    • Carestini - The Story of a Castrato.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 4.
  • Leopold Godowsky

    Java Suite (The Gardens of Buitenzorg)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • BBC recording from Wigmore Hall Lunchtime Concert, 15th September 2014.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Kaiser-Walzer (Op.437)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst.
    • J. Strauss II: Walzes & Overtures: Welser-Most.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • Thomas Tomkins

    Behold, I bring you glad tidings - anthem for 10 voices and organ

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha. Performer: Freddie James.
    • Tomkins: Sacred Choral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite for orchestra no. 4 (BWV.1069) in G major vers. standard, Menuett 1 and 2

    Conductor: Trevor Pinnock. Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: The English Concert.
    • Bach: Works for Orchestra: The English Concert/Pinnock.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 16.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer - 3 symphonic sketches for orchestra: no.2; Jeux de vagues

    Conductor: Lan Shui. Orchestra: Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
    • Debussy - La Mer; Images etc..
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Gaite Parisienne suite – overture

    Performer: Alessandro Stella. Performer: Giorgia Tomassi. Performer: Carlo Maria Griguoli.
    • 0825646288076.
    • WARNER.
    • 8.


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