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Saturday - 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

  • Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

    Concerto in E major for Jew's Harp, Mandora and Orchestra

    Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair.
    • Orfeo.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Orchestra: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Kahane.
    • 111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 19.
  • George Butterworth

    Two English Idylls

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle: English Rhapsody.
    • Halle.
    • 2-3.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Aubade

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Dix Pieces Pittoresques and other piano music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'amore)

    Singer: Vittorio Grigolo. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi.
    • Vittorio Grigolo - The Italian Tenor.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Mazurek in E minor, Op 49, arr. for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Manfred Honeck.
    • Dvorak: Violin Concerto; Romance; Mazurek; Humoresque.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in D major, HWV 349, 'Water Music' (Prelude; Alla hornpipe)

    Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel. Conductor: Hervé Niquet.
    • Water Music & Fireworks.
    • Glossa.
    • 10-11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dixit Dominus – de torrente in via bibet

    Singer: Angela Kazimierczuk. Singer: Katherine Fugue. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
  • George Gershwin

    Variations on 'I got rhythm'

    Performer: Lincoln Mayorga. Ensemble: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
    • Gershwin by Grofe: Harmonie Ensemble, New York.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Waltz, Op 12 No 2 (Lyric Pieces)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • Improvisation

    Canários

    Ensemble: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo. Ensemble: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • El Nuevo Mundo: Folías Criollas.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 12.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no. 4 (Op.98) in E minor, 3rd movement; Allegro giocoso

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Brahms: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4: Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Rued Langgaard

    String Quartet No 5 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Nightingale String Quartet.
    • String Quartets vol. 3.
    • Da Capo.
    • 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 100 (H.1.100) in G major "Military", 3rd movement; Menuet

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Haydn, 12 London Symphonies: Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles.
    • Naive.
    • 7.
  • Jules Massenet

    Le Cid - ballet suite, Castillane

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Delibes: Sylvia: National Philharmonic Orchestra: Richard Bonynge.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for flute and piano

    Performer: Andrew West. Performer: Emily Beynon.
    • L'Album des Six: The complete works of The Six for flute and piano.
    • Hyperion.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G major (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major: Argerich, Berliner Phil, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.

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