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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

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Mazurek in E minor Op.49, arr. for violin and orchestra [orig. with piano]

    Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek. Performer: Václav Hudeček. Performer: Czech Philharmonic.
    • SUPRAPHON.
    • SU-3330-2 031.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610]

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Performer: Salisbury Cathedral Choir. Performer: Monteverdi Choir. Performer: Monteverdi Orchestra. Performer: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • DECCA.
    • 414 572-2.
  • Manuel de Falla

    El Sombrero de tres picos - ballet [with optional mezzo-soprano]

    Conductor: Jesús López Cobos. Performer: Los Angeles Philharmonic.
    • DECCA.
    • 411-928 2.
  • George Gershwin

    Shall we dance - music for the film

    Conductor: Johnny Green. Performer: Fred Astaire. Performer: Unknown.
    • CLASSIC YEARS.
    • RPCD 319.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 1 in G major BWV.1027 for viola da gamba and keyboard

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Mischa Maisky.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 415-471 2.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Intermezzo symphonique in modo classico in B minor, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov

    Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov. Performer: Russian State S O.
    • RCA.
    • 09026- 68406 2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    (Kreisler) Liebesleid, transc. for piano [orig. vn & pf]

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
    • 478 6357.
  • Charles Williams

    Devil's galop for orchestra [theme tune for 'Dick Barton' radio series]

    Performer: The Charles Williams Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • CDGB50.
  • Francis Poulenc

    L' Embarquement pour Cythere - valse-musette for 2 pianos

    Performer: Jeremy Brown. Performer: Seta Tanyel.
    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-8519.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Serse - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Diego Fasolis. Performer: Philippe Jaroussky. Performer: I Barocchisti.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 602660 2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Sleeping beauty - ballet Op.66

    Conductor: Kurt Masur. Performer: New York Philharmonic.
    • Teldec.
    • 4509-94571 2.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    ELENA KATS-CHERNIN: Autumn

    Performer: Elena Kats‐Chernin.
    • TALL POPPIES.
    • TP-196.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Wild swans - concert suite for soprano and orchestra

    Conductor: Ola Rudner. Performer: Jane Sheldon. Performer: Tasmanian S O.
    • ABC.
    • 476-7639.
  • Johann David Heinichen

    Concerto per l'orchestra di Dresda in G major S.214 [2 fl, 2 ob, vln & orch] vers. Venice 1715

    Performer: Reinhard Goebel. Performer: Musica Antiqua Köln.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 437 549-2.
  • John Tavener

    I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills [Psalm 121] for chorus

    Conductor: John (u.s.a.) Scott. Performer: Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral.
    • HELIOS.
    • CDH 55445.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Variations on 'La Follia' [1715]

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 479 4481.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Quartet no. 1 in G minor Op.25 for piano and strings

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: David Finckel. Performer: Paul Neubauer. Performer: Wu Han.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 479 4609.

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