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Sunday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Scherzo (Furiant) (Molto vivace) - 3rd mvt from Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major Op.81

    Performer: Jonathan Biss. Ensemble: Elias String Quartet.
    • Dvorak, Schumann: PIano Quintets: Elias String Quartet, Jonathan Biss.
    • Onyx.
    • 7.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble.
    • Italian Concertos; Alison Balsom, Scottish Ensemble.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 17.
  • Cole Porter

    Just one of those things

    Music Arranger: Max Harris. Performer: Stéphane Grappelli. Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Performer: Ike Isaacs. Performer: Denny Wright. Performer: Lennie Bush. Conductor: Max Harris.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Holst

    Mars, The Bringer of War (The Planets, Op 32)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Holst The Planets - Vladimir Jurowski Conductor.
    • LPO.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in C major, Op 33 No 5

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Beethoven: Alfred Brendel plays, vol.4.
    • Vox Box.
    • 13.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Barber of Seville (Largo al factotum)

    Singer: Hermann Prey. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Decca.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 119

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach.
    • RCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wie zittern und wanken, from Cantata "Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht" BWV.105

    Singer: Miah Persson. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.
    • 13.
  • Carlos Chávez

    Symphony No 2, 'Sinfonia India'

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Mata.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Fibonacci Sequence.
    • Schubert Octet.
    • Deux-Elles.
    • 3.
  • Michael Haydn

    Symphony (P.6) in A major – 4th movement; Vivace

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Pauline Viardot


    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic dances from 'West Side story'..: Scherzo; Finale

    Orchestrator: Irwin Kostal. Orchestrator: Sid Ramin. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Bernstein Conducts Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4-10.


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