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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring the Best of British music Playlist, compiled from listener requests. Also, including requests for your favourite works and pieces that you would like to hear.
Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk with your music requests.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Malcolm Arnold

    Four Scottish Dances

    Performer: Hugh Bean. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Malcolm Arnold: Dances: Philharmonia, Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    String Quintet No 11 in E major, G 275 (Minuet)

    Orchestra: Europa Galante.
    • Boccherini: String Quintets.
    • Virgin Veritas.
    • 13.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltz in A flat major for piano duet, Op 39 No 15

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque.
    • Encore! Katia and Marielle Labeque.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 8.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzon cubano

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Latin American Fiesta: New York Philharmonic/Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    God! Had it pleased you to try me (Otello Act 3 Scene 3)

    Singer: Charles Craig. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Orchestra: Orchestra of English National Opera.
    • Verdi – Otello (highlights).
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy: Images, Etudes etc.
    • Decca.
    • 3.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Moderato: alla Pollacca from Suite in A major (‘American’) Op.98b

    Conductor: Iván Fischer. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Battalia a 10

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Scherzi Musicali – Biber Schmelzer Walther.
    • DG.
    • 13.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Honie-suckle; The Fairie-round

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • Music for Viols.
    • Virgo.
    • 13-14.
  • Johannes Brahms

    15 Romances from Tieck’s ‘Schöne Magelone’ – no.4 Liebe kam aus fernen Landen

    Singer: Wolfgang Holzmair. Performer: Gérard Wyss.
    • Brahms: Die schöne Magelone.
    • Tudor.
    • 8.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Concerto for violin and orch no.1 (Op.6) in D maj, 3rd mvt; Rondo

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Salvatore Accardo. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Accardo plays Paganini: London Philharmonic Orchestra/Dutoit.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Namensfeier Overture, Op 115

    Conductor: David Zinman. Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven – Complete Overtures.
    • Arte Nova.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concert Rondo in A major, K.386

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Ensemble: Camerata Academica of Salzburg Mozarteum.
    • Mozart – Piano Concertos K246 & K413.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Carl Orff

    Street Song (Schulwerk)

    Composer: Gunild Keetman. Ensemble: Unnamed Ensemble. Conductor: Carl Orff.
    • Musica Poetica – Orff Schulwerk.
    • RCA.
    • 14.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Jauchzet dem Herrn

  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Intermezzo from I gioielli della Madonna

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Opear Overtures & Incidental Music.
    • Sony Classical.

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