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Sunday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • César Franck

    Les Djinns

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Stéphane Denève.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio sonata in A major Op.3`12

    Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet.
  • Samuel Sebastian Wesley

    Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace

    Choir: Worchester Cathedral Choir. Performer: Adrian Partington. Conductor: Donald Hunt.
    • 1.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Clarinet Sonatina, Op.29

    Performer: Gervase de Peyer. Performer: Gwenneth Pryor.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major, K 417 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Alessio Allegrini. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart: Horn Concertos: Allegrini/Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    The Lark (after Glinka's song)

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin.
    • RCA.
  • Henry Purcell

    Nymphs and shepherds (The Libertine)

    Music Arranger: Sir Hamilton Harty. Choir: Manchester Children's Choir. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Hamilton Harty.
    • BEULAH.
  • William Walton

    Portsmouth Point

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Bouree and Waltz (The Merchant of Venice)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Vivian Dunn.
    • EMI.
  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière

    Harp Concerto, Op 74 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Claire Jones. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Watkins.
    • Signum.
  • Frederick Delius

    Summer Night on the River

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta. Conductor: Norman Del Mar.
    • Chandos.
  • Sidney Arodin

    Up a Lazy River

    Music Arranger: Hoagy Carmichael. Performer: Louis Armstrong.
    • Louis Armstrong – the ultimate collection.
    • TBC.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 3 No 1

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Warner.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Danse des sylphes transc for piano (La damnation de Faust)

    Music Arranger: Franz Liszt. Performer: Leslie Howard.
    • Liszt: The complete music for solo piano - Volume 5: Leslie Howard.
    • Hyperion.
    • 11.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite for Jazz Band No 1 (Foxtrot)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Shostakovich: Hyothetically Murdered etc: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 33.


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