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Sunday - Martin Handley

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

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Frederick Delius

    La calinda

    Music Arranger: Eric Fenby. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Qui habitat in adjutorio Altissimi

    Ensemble: Huelgas Ensemble. Director: Paul Van Nevel.
    • Utopia Triumphans.
    • Sony.
    • 3.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Rondino, Op 81 No 2

    Performer: Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • Signum.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water music suite in D, HWV.349

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • Handel: Water Music: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra/McGegan.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 16.
  • Maria Hester Park

    Piano Sonata in C major, Op. 7: 3rd mvt Rondo; Allegramente

    Performer: Betty Ann Miller.
    • Centaur.
  • Daniel François Esprit Auber

    Fra Diavolo - Overture

    Conductor: Paul Paray. Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mercury.
  • Franz Schubert

    Heidenröslein, D 257

    Singer: Matthias Goerne. Performer: Eric Schneider.
    • Wanderers Nachtlied.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Mieczysław Weinberg

    Sinfonietta no.1, Op.41 mov't II Lento

    Orchestra: National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gabriel Chmura.
    • Chandos.
  • Moritz Moszkowski

    En Automne Op.36 No.4

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Jorge Bolet – Encores.
    • DECCA.
    • 16.
  • Dario Castello

    Sonata à due No 5

    Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.
    • The Floating City.
    • Helios.
    • 8.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zigeunerweisen, Op 20

    Performer: Akiko Suwanai. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Philips.
  • Claude Debussy

    Reverie for piano

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy, Preludes etc.: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 18.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Duet: Il coro vi dono, bell’idol mio from Cosi fan tutte, Act II

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Cecilia & Bryn – Duets.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • anon.

    Song of the Birds

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • BBC recording (BBC Proms encore, 05/06/15).
  • Percy Grainger

    Molly on the shore vers. for orchestra

    Conductor: Sir Vivian Dunn. Orchestra: Light Music Society Orchestra.
    • The Music of Percy Grainger.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Spring Waters, Op.14 no.11

    Singer: Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Performer: Ivari Ilja.
    • Rachmaninov Romances.
    • Ondine.
    • 13.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Naïs (Overture)

    Orchestra: Les Talens Lyriques. Conductor: Christophe Rousset.
    • Rameau: Ouvertures: Les Talens Lyriques, Rousset.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Invitation to the dance - rondo brillant

    Orchestrator: Hector Berlioz. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • With Love from Vienna.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Quartet in C minor for strings - 3rd movt Scherzo: Presto – Trio

    Ensemble: Zehetmair Quartett.
    • ECM New Series.

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