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Sunday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Concerto in F minor for bass tuba - 2nd movement; Romanza (Andante sostenuto)

    Performer: Patrick Harrild. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Vaughan Williams: The 9 Symphonies: LSO, Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major, RV 286, 'Per la solennita di San Lorenzo'

    Ensemble: Europa Galante. Conductor: Fabio Biondi.
    • Glossa.
  • Franz Schubert


    Transcriber: Franz Liszt. Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • SK66511.
    • SONY.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Young Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Francesca Caccini

    Maria, dolce Maria for voice and continuo

    Performer: Amanda Keesmaat. Performer: Luc Beauséjour. Singer: Shannon Mercer.
    • Analekta.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Bolero for orchestra

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • Sigfrid Karg-Elert

    Chorale Prelude: Lobe den Herren, O meine Seele Op 65 no 28

    Performer: James Lancelot.
    • PRCD346.
    • PRIORY.
    • 10.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (s49/w1) in E major, 3rd mvt; Allegro

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Haydn, Hummel etc: Trumpet Concertos: Hardenberger/Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 13 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Elias Quartet.
    • Mendelssohn: Quartets Opp.13 and 80.
    • ASV.
    • 3.
  • Federico Mompou

    Canco i dansa no. 4 for piano

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Sony BMG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 2 violins and string orchestra (BWV.1043) in D minor: 3rd mvt

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Bojan Čičić. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
    • CCS SA34113.
    • 3.
  • Rued Langgaard

    Lokkende toner, BVN 112

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Tamas Veto.
    • 6.220561.
    • DaCapo.
  • Alfred Grünfeld

    Soirées de Vienne, Op 56

    Composer: Johann Strauss II. Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder.
    • Strauss, Johann ii : Waltz Transcriptions For Piano: Rudolf Buchbinder.
    • Elatus.
    • 1.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Sarabande and polka from the ballet 'Solitaire': Sarabande

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Malcolm Arnold: Dances: Philharmonia, Thomson.
    • Chandos.
    • 21.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 in A major (Op 92) 4th mvt

    Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies, John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 4.
  • John Adson

    Adson's Maske

    Ensemble: The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.
    • DXL 1118.
    • 21.
  • George and Ira Gershwin

    The half of it, dearie, blues

    Singer: Fred Astaire. Performer: George Gershwin.
    • The Fred and Ginger Story.
    • DEJA VU.
    • DVRECCD09.
    • 1.


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