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Saturday - Martin Handley

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

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Leos Janáček

    Kozich – Moravian Dance

    Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Janacek – Danube – Moravian Dances – Suite Op.3.
    • Naxos.
    • 7.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Jägerlied, Op 19 No 3

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony.
  • Maria Xaveria Perucona

    O superbi mundi machina

    Ensemble: Cappella Artemisia. Director: Candace Smith.
    • Rosa Mistica.
    • Tactus.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    German Dance No 6 in D major, K 571

    Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Walzer Revolution.
    • Sony.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ave Maria, D.839

    Singer: Elly Ameling. Performer: Dalton Baldwin.
    • Philips.
  • Ronald Binge

    Sailing By

    Orchestra: New London Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • Hyperion.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian dances [from 'Prince Igor'] for orchestra [& chorus ad lib]

    Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Choir: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Mussorgsky/Borodin/Rimsky-Korsakov/Tchaikovsky: Russian Music: Various Artists.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 18.
  • Emilio de' Cavalieri

    Ballo della Granduca

    Performer: Skip Sempé. Performer: Olivier Fortin.
    • Pavana - The Virgin Harpsichord.
    • NAIVE.
    • 20.
  • Thomas Morley

    The Frog Galliard

    Performer: Skip Sempé. Performer: Olivier Fortin. Performer: Pierre Hantaï.
    • Pavana – The Virgin Harpsichord.
    • NAIVE.
    • 21.
  • John Philip Sousa

    The Liberty Bell

    Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
    • Fennell Conducts Sousa Marches.
    • Mercury.
    • 9.
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer

    Pays merveilleux…O paradis sorti de l’onde from L’Africaine, Act IV

    Singer: Plácido Domingo. Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in G minor Op.6 no.6

    Orchestra: Nederlands Kamerorkest. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Newton Classics.
  • John Cage

    Triple Paced

    Performer: Steffen Schleiermacher.
    • MDG.
    • 3.
  • Hubert Parry

    Nunc dimittis in D major ‘Great Service’

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Performer: Daniel Cook. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • Parry – I Was Glad etc..
    • HYPERION.
    • 6.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont - incidental music (Op.84), Overture

    Orchestra: The London Classical Players. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Beethoven: Complete Symphonies: Norrington.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 10.
  • Joseph Guy Ropartz

    Prélude, marine et chansons (Marine)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Stanislas.
    • Timpani.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Oh glorious prince! (Belshazzar)

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • Handel: Belshazzar.
    • Arts Florissants.
    • 2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade No 2 in F major, Op 38

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • Alexandre Tharaud: Chopin; Journal Intime.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 8.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    March from The Love for Three Oranges

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Bernstein - The Encore Collection vol.2.
    • CBS MASTERWORKS.
    • 17.

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