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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV58 – Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid

    Singer: Peter Kooij. Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Maasaki Suzuki.
    • Bis.
  • Kathryn Tickell

    Brig Set

    Composer: Corrina Hewat. Performer: Kathryn Tickell. Performer: Corrina Hewat.
    • The Sky Didn't Fall.
    • Park Records.
    • 2.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Sheherazade

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Scheherazade.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Solomon: "Will the Sun forget to streak"

    Singer: Carolyn Watkinson. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker - suite (Op.71a), no.2f; Dance of the reed-pipes

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite: Philharmonia/Tilson Thomas.
    • CBS.
    • 7.
  • Peteris Vasks

    Madrigal

    Choir: Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Kļava.
    • Bis.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F major, BWV 1047

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • J.S. Bach: Orchestral Music: Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Adolphe Adam

    Giselle – Act 1 finale

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • 4780155.
    • DECCA.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the royal fireworks

    Ensemble: Le Concert Spirituel. Director: Hervé Niquet.
    • Handel: Water Music & Fireworks: Concert Spirituel, Niquet.
    • Glossa.
    • 19.
  • Samuel Barber

    Knoxville - summer of 1915 for soprano and orchestra (Op.24)

    Orchestra: Dumbarton Oaks Orchestra. Conductor: William Strickland. Singer: Eleanor Steber.
    • Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915: Various.
    • Masterworks Portrait.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Quintet in E flat major for piano and wind, Op.16 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Performer: Terence MacDonah. Performer: Jack Brymer. Performer: Alan Civil. Performer: William Waterhouse.
    • Mozart & Beethoven: Quintets: Ashkenazy/London Wind Soloists.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • John Sheppard

    The Lord's Prayer

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Media vita & other liturgical works.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Aaron Copland

    Buckaroo Holiday (Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Copland: Appalachian Spring: New York Philharmonic/Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Maria Stuarda – Deh! Tu di un’umile preghiera il suono

    Singer: Joyce DiDonato. Choir: Lyon National Opera Chorus. Orchestra: Lyon National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
    • Stella di Napoli.
    • Erato.
    • 9.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

    Performer: George McIlwham. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Maxwell Davies: Symphony No.6.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.

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