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Sunday - Martin Handley

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka for piano No. 45 in A minor, Op. 67-4

    Performer: Garrick Ohlsson.
    • HELIOS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for cello and orchestra (RV.410) in F major

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.
    • Il Progetto Vivaldi 1: Sol Gabetta.
    • RCA.
    • 1-3.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Fratres (1983 version) for string orchestra and percussion

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Henry Purcell

    O Dive Custos

    Ensemble: Vox Luminis. Director: Lionel Meunier.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Flight of the Bumblebee (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)

    Performer: Wynton Marsalis. Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Donald Hunsberger.
    • SONY.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    The Musical Snuff Box

    Performer: Denis Matsuev.
  • Eric Coates

    Bird Song at Eventide

    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Kathryn Rudge.
    • Champs Hill Records.
  • John Casken

    Orion Over Farne - IV.

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Markus Stenz.
    • NMC.
  • John Dowland

    Now, O Now I Needs Must Part

    Performer: Piers Lane. Music Arranger: Percy Grainger.
    • HELIOS.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Di Provenza Il mar… from La Traviata

    Singer: Robert Merrill. Orchestra: Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Conductor: Jonathan Pritchard.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius (Op.38), Pt.2; Angel's farewell (Softly and gently)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Ensemble: Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.

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