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Saturday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Deuxième Entrée; La Musique (Les Indes galantes)

    Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • Anne Sofie von Otter: Ombre de mon Amant.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 24-27.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Much ado about nothing - 4 pieces arr. for violin and piano [from the incidental music] - no.3; Gartenscene [Garden scene]

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Jérôme Ducros.
    • Capriccio - Violin Pieces.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 15.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Corsaire - overture Op.21

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Berlioz: 5 Overtures.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    I rage, I melt... O ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • George Gershwin

    3 Preludes for piano transc. Yo-Yo Ma for cello and piano

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Gilbert Kalish.
    • Bernstein/Kirchner/Gershwin: Made in America: Yo-Yo Ma.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 6-8.
  • Doreen Carwithen

    Suffolk Suite

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Polonaise No 2 in B flat major for piano duet, D 599

    Performer: Yaara Tal. Performer: Andreas Groethuysen.
    • Schubert - Four Polonaises, D.599 No 2 in B flat major.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 73 in D major, 'La chasse' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and fugue for piano no. 18 (Op.87'18) in F minor

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov.
    • Shostakovich The Preludes & Fugues Alexander Melnikov Piano.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 11.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op 28

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • Janine Jansen.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mass in C minor, K.427 "Great" [unfinished]: Gloria; Laudamus te

    Singer: Camilla Tilling. Orchestra: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Mother Gigogne and the Clowns)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 8.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan' (2nd mvt, 'Blumine')

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mahler: Symphony no.1: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Francis Poulenc


    Singer: Mady Mesplé. Performer: Gabriel Tacchino.
    • Mady Mesplé - Edition 80ème anniversaire.
    • EMI Classical.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Polonaise, Op 28 No 2

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Svendsen: Symphonies nos1 & 2: DNRSO/Dausgaard.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.


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