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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's 20 Favourite Voices and listener requests.

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests. Also, as part of "Classical Voice", we are featuring Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's 20 Favourite Voices. Each day, during the 20 days of the Classical Voice season, Dame Kiri, drawing on her own experience, selects a singer and illustrates in music - explaining in an entertaining and simple way - why she's selected this voice as one of her favourites.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Quintet No 2 in A major, Op 81 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Stefan Vladar. Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Dvorak: Quatuor op.96 "Americain": Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Alice Mary Smith

    Andante for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: Angela Malsbury. Ensemble: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Giulio Cesare in Egitto - opera: Act 1; Va tacito (Go silently)

    Performer: Robert Cool. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Singer: Bryn Terfel.
    • Bryn Terfel sings Handel Arias.
    • DG.
    • 013.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Grand scherzo for piano (RO.114) (Op.57)

    Performer: Alan Marks.
    • 'The Lady Fainted'.
    • Nimbus.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour, Op 12 arr for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Mario Venzago.
    • Elgar: Cello Concerto: Sol Gabetta/Danish National Symphony Orchestra/Venzago.
    • RCA.
    • 6.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 17, 'Little Russian' (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphonies nos 1-3: LSO, Valery Gergiev.
    • LSO Live.
    • 2.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Sanctus (Missa Regina coeli)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
    • Palestrina - Volume 3: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 13.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor, BWV 1056

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Murray Perahia.
    • Bach: Keyboard Concertos Nos. 3,5,6,7: Perahia.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Malinconia, ninfa gentile - arietta for voice and piano

    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Ben Johnston.
    • BBC recording.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • DG.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    I Masnadieri; Act 1, ‘Tremate o miseri’

    Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Singer: Piero Cappuccilli.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise (Op.34`14) arr. for violin & piano [orig. for voice & piano]

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Performer: Hélène Grimaud.
    • Lisa Batiashvili: Echoes of Time.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture in C major, 'Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth'

    Ensemble: Zefiro.
    • Ambroisie.
  • George Enescu

    Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major, Op 27, 'Villageoise' (5th mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Liszt

    Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (3 Sonetti di Petrarca)

    Performer: David Wilde.
    • Wilde Playst Liszt.
    • Delphian.
    • 5.
  • Percy Whitlock

    Holiday suite for orchestra: Waltz: In the ballroom

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • British Light Music: Percy Whitlock.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 12.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Bacchanale (Samson et Dalila)

    Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris.
    • Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony/Danse Macabre: Barenboim.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.


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