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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and suggestions for the annual musical advent calendar.

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

Back in August, amateur composers were invited to set a specially commissioned poem by Roger McGough called "Comes the Light". Listeners have been invited to vote for the overall winner and to vote for your favourite carol, go to bbc.co.uk/radio3. Voting closes at 5pm on December 22nd.

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Sat 19 Dec 2015 07:00

Music Played

  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Messa per il santissimo natale, Kyrie

    Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini. Orchestra: Concerto Italiano.
    • Pergolesi/Scarlatti: Messa: Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
    • 13.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Sibelius Prokofiev: Violin Concerto.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Nuit de noel for piano [1909]

    Performer: Geoffrey Douglas Madge.
    • Busoni: The Major Piano Works Vol. 2: Geoffrey Douglas Madge.
    • Philips.
    • 10.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Capriccio.
  • John Tavener

    A Cradle Song

    Choir: Cappella Nova. Conductor: Alan Tavener.
    • Tavener Conducts Tavener.
    • LINN.
    • 12.
  • Fanny Hensel

    Piano Sonata in G minor (4th mvt)

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • BIS.
  • Ole Olsen

    The Ride of Asgaard, Op 10

    Orchestra: Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • Ole Olsen: Symphony No.1 etc..
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • William James

    An Australian Christmas

    Music Arranger: James Curnow. Orchestra: Sellers Engineering Band. Conductor: Philip McCann.
    • A Christmas Celebration.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Julie Cane

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (1st mvt)

    Conductor: Osmo Vänskä. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra.
    • Beethoven: The Symphonies: Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska.
    • BIS.
    • 5.
  • Vladislav Zolotaryov

    Chamber Suite; 2. Moonlight Spurting Outdoors

    Performer: David Farmer.
    • De profundis.
    • Black Box.
    • 3.
  • Francis Poulenc

    O magnum mysterium (4 Motets pour le temps de Noël)

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Nativitas, A celebration of peace: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Air pour les Zephirs (Les Indes Galantes)

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
    • 17.
  • Otto Nicolai

    Christmas Overture

    Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6.

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