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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. Email

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.


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Sat 27 Jun 2015 07:00

Music Played

  • Isaac Albéniz

    El Puerto (Iberia Book 1)

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Albeniz: Iberia; Navarra; Suite Espanola - Larrocha.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Carnival Overture, Op.92

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • Dvorak: Symphony no.8 etc: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orch/Kubelik.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K.495

    Performer: David Jolley. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Horn Concertos nos. 1-4: Jolley/Purvis/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Jubilate Deo

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Ensemble: Nuova Musica. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Theme by Haydn

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • WARNER.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No 38 in F major, H XVI 23 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Sunrise, Op 37 No 3

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Grieg/Sibelius: Songs: Karita Mattila.
    • Warner.
    • 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Fetes (Nocturnes)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Robert Schumann

    Quintet for piano and strings (Op.44) in E flat major, 3rd movement;

    Performer: Alexander Melnikov. Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Schumann: Piano Quinete and Quartet: Melnikov, Jerusalem Quartet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Joyeuse marche

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Tortelier's French Bonbons: BBC Philharmonic/Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sonata in B flat major H32: 1st mvt un poco allegro

    Performer: Mahan Esfahani.
    • Hyperion.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Our hunting fathers - symphonic cycle for voice and orch (Op.8), Rats away

    Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Daniel Harding. Singer: Ian Bostridge.
    • Britten: Our Hunting Fathers: Bostridge/Harding.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    L'Incoronazione di Dario (Sinfonia)

    Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • A Tale of Two Seasons.
    • Avie.
    • 1-3.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto for piano and orchestra, 2nd movement; Andante con moto

    Performer: Cécile Ousset. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rudolf Barshai.
    • EMI.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)

    Performer: Santa Cecilia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Warner.


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