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Saturday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Les Collines d'Anacapri (Preludes, Book 1)

    Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Debussy.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Creatures of Prometheus (Overture)

    Ensemble: London Classical Players. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Joan Ambrosio Dalza

    Pavana alla Venetiana; Saltarello; Piva

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • Alla Venetiana.
    • 1--3.
  • Frederick Delius

    The Splendour Falls On Castle Walls

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • A Cappella.
    • 11.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In B flat major for 2 violins, RV527

    Performer: Giuliano Carmignola. Performer: Amandine Beyer. Ensemble: Gli Incogniti.
    • Concerti Per Due Violini.
    • 16-18.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Voi che sapete (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Singer: Anett Fritsch. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi.
    • Mozart Arien.
    • ORFEO.
    • 2-3.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Caprice sur les airs danois et russes, Op. 79

    Performer: Catherine Cantin. Performer: Maurice Bourgue. Performer: Michel Portal. Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • French Chamber Music.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Josquin des Prez

    Salve Regina

    Ensemble: Taverner Consort. Director: Andrew Parrott.
    • Josquin: Missa 'Ave Maris Stella', Motets and Chansons.
    • EMI.
    • 17.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's French Album.
    • hyperion.
    • 007.
  • Abbey Lincoln

    You Gotta Pay the Band

    Singer: Abbey Lincoln. Performer: Stan Getz. Performer: Hank Jones. Performer: Charlie Haden. Performer: Mark Johnson.
    • VERVE.
    • 3.
  • William Walton

    Polka; Noche Espnola: Popular Song (Facade)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Lambert: Horoscope etc..
    • Hyperion.
    • 12-14.
  • Hans Pfitzner

    Die Einsame Op. 9, No.2: Zum Abschied meiner Tochter Op. 10, No.3

    Singer: Gerhard Hüsch. Performer: Hans Pfitzner.
    • Composers In Person: Pfitzner.
    • EMI.
    • 8-9.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto per flauto No. 7 in D minor

    Performer: Maurice Steger. Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Laurence Cummings.
    • Mr. Corelli In London.
    • 17-20.
  • Francesca Caccini

    Io mi distruggo

    Music Arranger: Jean-Marc Aymes. Performer: Jean-Marc Aymes.
    • Il Canto Delle Dame.
    • Ambronay.
    • 10.
  • Scott Joplin

    Maple leaf rag

    Performer: Dick Hyman.
    • Scott Joplin - Piano Works, 1899-1904.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Gaffigan.
    • Warner.


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