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Sunday - 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.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major, 4th movement; Menuetto

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • J.S. Bach: Orchestral Music: Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Franz Liszt

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen from 6 Lieder Transcriptions

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin. Composer: Franz Schubert.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzón cubano

    Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Aaron Copland: The World of Aaron Copland.
    • Decca.
    • 18.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Seasons [Die Jahreszeiten]: Pt.3, no.26; Hort das laute Geton [chorus]

    Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Choir: Salzburg Bach Choir. Conductor: Ivor Bolton.
    • Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten - The Seasons.
    • OEHMS.
    • 9.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Wedding Procession, Op 21

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Golovchin.
    • Glazunov: Finnish Fantasy, Finnish Sketches: Moscow SO.
    • Naxos.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Gaetano Pugnani

    Performer: Henryk Szeryng. Performer: Charles Reiner.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No. 5 in D, Op. 107 'Reformation': 4th mvt; Andante con moto - allegro

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies 1 & 5: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Masur.
    • Teldec.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Tis done! I am a bride (The Yeomen of the Guard)

    Librettist: William Gilbert. Singer: Sylvia McNair. Choir: Chorus of St Martin in the Fields. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Gilbert & sullivan: The Yeomen of the Guard highlights: Academy of St Martin in.
    • Philips.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Circus Polka

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Eliahu Inbal.
    • Stravinsky: Petrouchka/Scherzo a la Russe: Philharmonia Orchestra/Inbal.
    • Teldec.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23: Ist movement; Allegro

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les fêtes d'Hébé (Overture)

    Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Rameau: Overtures: Les Talens Lyriques/Rousset.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (Spartacus)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Aram Khachaturian.
    • Legends - Khachaturian: Spartacus: Wiener Philharmoniker.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Quintet for piano and strings (Op. 34); 3rd movement; Scherzo

    Performer: 山本アキヲ. Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Brahms, String Quartet no.1, Piano Quintet Op.34: Quatuor Ebene, Akiko Yamamoto.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 7.


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