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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 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

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

  • 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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