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Sunday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 83 (H.1.83) in G minor "The Hen", 1st movement; Allegro Spiritoso

    Ensemble: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Jane Glover.
    • Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 83, 84 & 88.
    • ASV.
    • 1.
  • Cipriano de Rore

    Missa a note negre; Kyrie

    Ensemble: The Brabant Ensemble. Conductor: Stephen Rice.
    • Cipriano de Rore: Missa Doulce mémoire & Missa a note negre.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Robert Schumann

    String Quartet in A major, Op 41 No 3 (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Zehetmair Quartett.
    • Schumann - String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3.
    • ECM.
    • 8.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    3 Nocturnes for piano (Op.9) no.1 in B flat minor

    Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Nelson Freire: Chopin, The Nocturnes.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Scherzo in B flat major

    Music Arranger: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • Mussorgsky – Night on the Bare Mountain/Pictures at an Exhibition.
    • APEX.
    • 20.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Introduttione teatrale in D major, Op 4 No 1

    Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Locatelli: Introduttioni Teatrali - Chamber Music.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wand of Youth Suite No 2, Op 1b

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Elgar: Wand of Youth Suites No.1 & 2: New Zealand SO/Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op 34 arr for violin and piano

    Performer: Laurent Korcia. Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Laurent Korcia Danses.
    • Naive.
    • 11.
  • Franz Schubert

    Deutsche Messe D.872: Zum Sanctus (Heilig, heilig, heilig)

    Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge. Conductor: Richard Marlow.
    • Stairway to Heaven.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 10.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concert Waltz No 2 in F major, Op 51

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Orfeo.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas - Z.626; End of Act 1 - from chorus ‘Cupid only throws the dart’

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny. Performer: Steven Devine. Singer: Gerald Finley. Singer: Lucy Crowe. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Choir: The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • Purcell: Dido and Aeneas.
    • Chandos.
    • 7-11.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Dance of the Cockerels (Maskarade)

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Carl Nielsen: Orchestral Music.
    • Da Capo.
    • 2.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Clarinet Trio in E flat major, Op 44 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Farrenc: Piano Trios / Sextet.
    • CPO.
    • 9.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Craft.
    • NAXOS.
  • Frank Bridge


    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI.


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