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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and your suggestions for our annual musical Advent Calendar.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur (Overture)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock.
    • Purcell: Instrumental Musik: Freiburger Barockorchester.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 14.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Two Serious Melodies, Op. 77; No. 1. Cantique: Laetare anima mea

    Performer: Mikaela Palmu. Orchestra: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Leif Segerstam.
    • Naxos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major, K 485

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • Naive.
  • William Walton

    Spitfire Prelude and Fugue - concert version

    Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue: Sinofnia concertante.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Clarinet Trio in E flat major, Op.44 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Diana Ambache. Performer: Joan Enric Lluna. Performer: Naomi Butterworth.
    • BBC Music.
  • Patrick Hadley

    I sing of a maiden for chorus and organ

    Performer: Iain Simcock. Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Director: James OʼDonnell.
    • Adeste Fideles: Christmas music from Westminster Cathedral.
    • Hyperion.
    • 16.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8, 'Christmas Concerto'

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op.6.
    • Archiv.
    • 7-12.
  • Léo Delibes

    Les filles de Cadix arr for trumpet and orchestra

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Conductor: Eivind Aadland. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Storyteller: Tine Thing Helseth.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 3.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dopo notte (Ariodante)

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Ensemble: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Heroes and Heroines: Handel Arias.
    • Coro.
    • 8.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dopo notte

    Performer: Sarah Connolly (mezzo soprano).
  • Johannes Brahms

    4 Pieces for piano (Op.119), no.4; Rhapsodie in E flat major

    Performer: Barry Douglas.
    • Chandos.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    A Legend of the Skerries, Op.20

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • Swedish Society.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ein Madchen oder Weibchen (The Magic Flute)

    Singer: Håkan Hagegård. Orchestra: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Conductor: Armin Jordan.
    • Mozart: Die Zauberflote.
    • Erato.
    • 12.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse-Scherzo, Op.34

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Pentatone.
  • Marc-André Hamelin

    12 Etudes in all the minor keys; No 1 in A minor: Triple Etude (after Chopin)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hamelin: Etudes, Con Intimissimo Sentimento, Cathy's Variations, Marc-Andre Hame.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.


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