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Saturday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Variations and Fugue on a theme from Prometheus, Op 35 (Fugue)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • Emanuel Ax: Variations.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Iphigenie en Aulide - Overture

    Orchestrator: Richard Wagner. Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Arturo Toscanini.
    • RCA.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Déploration sur le mort de Johannes Ockeghem, 'Nymphes des bois'

    Ensemble: Cinquecento.
    • Richafort: Requiem: Cinquecento.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Gustav Holst

    Suite No 2 in F major for military band, Op 28 (March)

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • Holst/Vaughan Williams: British Wind Band Classics: Timothy Reynish.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major RV.234 (L'Inquietudine) for violin and orchestra

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Vivaldi Concertos: Hope; Von Otter.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1-3.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture (Op.26)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos.3 - 5; THe Hebrides, etc. - Wiener Philharmoniker, D.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 104 in D major H.1.104 (London): 4th movement; Finale

    Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Haydn: London Symphonies, Vol.1.
    • Chandos.
    • 12.
  • George Frideric Handel

    O ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Fandango (Guitar Quintet No 4 in D major)

    Music Arranger: Staier and Schornsheim. Performer: Andreas Staier. Performer: Christine Schornsheim. Performer: Adela González-Campa.
    • TELDEC.
    • 1.
  • Michael Torke

    Tahiti, Papeete (Tahiti)

    Ensemble: Ensemble 10/10. Conductor: Clark Rundell.
    • Michael Torke: Tahiti: 10/10 Ensemble/Rundell.
    • Ecstatic Records.
    • 2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet in F Major 'American' 3rd mvmnt Molto Vivace

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Weronika Ratusińska

    Symphony for the Great Symphonic Orchestra - 3rd mvt, Vivace

    Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Śląskiej. Conductor: Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk.
    • Weronika Ratusinska: Works for Orchestra.
    • Dux.
    • 13.
  • Henry Purcell

    Music for a while from Oedipus

    Singer: Alfred Deller. Performer: Walter Bergmann.
    • The Art of Alfred Deller: The Deller Consort.
    • Vanguard Classics.
  • Franz Liszt

    3 Notturnos for piano, S.541 -no.3 in A flat major "Liebesträume"

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Fur Elise, Piano Music by Beethoven, Chopin, etc.: Ashkenezy etc..
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Hymn to Apollo

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.


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